A Sole Proprietorship is owned by a single person resident in Switzerland who trades under their own name. The surname of the owner must appear in the name of a Swiss sole trader though it may be accompanied by additions.

This business structure is well suited to self-employed people. The owner receives all profits from the business but is also personally liable for all losses. It is however possible at any time to convert Sole Proprietorship into a SA or a Sàrl.

What are the advantages to setting up a sole trader business in Switzerland?

  • Setting up is quick and easy.
  • No minimum capital requirement.
  • Tax: profits are not taxed twice.

What steps are involved?

Create your individual company within 30 days. You can concentrate on the core of your business while SPTS Sàrl takes care of the rest by:

  • Studying and analysing of your business project online or at our offices.
  • Advice on the name of your business.
  • Registration in the Companies Registry office if turnover exceeds CHF 100’000.
  • Registration with the compensation fund for the canton where the head office of business is located.
  • Establishing your accounting plan in line with Swiss GAAP standards.
Contact us for a free consultation without any commitment. As every project is unique, SPTS is committed to working with you to come up with the right legal structure for your business.  

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Work with high quality and cost-efficient services

SPTS services are carried out discreetly and efficiently by experienced and highly skilled specialists. We offer consultancy which is individually tailored to meet your needs in various fields.

Our experts are always up-to-date and will remain at your side to provide the most competent advice. Our experts speak French and English.