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Time to expand your business in Asia: what to consider to set-up your business in Singapore

Singapore, the gateway to Asia. With a land area of 721 kmq, Singapore is one of the smallest nations of the world yet consistently ranked among one of the easiest places to doing business. Strategically located at the very heart of Asia, the City-State has established itself as global gateway into other emerging markets in […] more…

Interview with Ivo Furrer, president of digitalswitzerland

digitalswitzerland wants to forge ahead with digitisation in Switzerland. More than 130 prominent members, such as ABB, BMW, Google, IBM, the Swiss Post or Swisscom, now belong to the landmark initiative. At the end of 2018, Ivo Furrer assumed the post as president of digitalswitzerland. We talked with him about digitalswitzerland and the digitisation. The […] more…

Interview with Roberto Dal Corso, Business Growth Strategist

As a business growth strategist, Roberto Dal Corso advises companies and private individuals worldwide and can look back on many years of experience. On 8 October 2019 he will lead our course “Business Growth Strategy – For Business Owners, Leaders & Entrepreneurs” in Zurich. We met him for an interview. Mr Dal Corso, as founder […] more…

Swiss SMEs are not deterred by trade barriers

Global protectionism is increasing more and more and is hampering the growth of the world economy. But to what extent are Swiss SMEs affected? This is the question addressed by Credit Suisse’s SME Survey 2019, which surveyed over 500 Swiss SMEs. The current situation of the global economy is tense. Protectionism and the trade dispute […] more…

Your one-stop-shop for professional office supplies!

How do you make sure clients and business partners have a professional first impression of your company? It’s easy: use custom envelopes, mailer envelopes, sticky notes and many other office supplies printed with your logo and slogan. Your company will leave a consistent and lasting impression from start to finish. The flyeralarm.ch web shop has […] more…

Saving Costs With an Allowable Expenses Policy

A lunch with business partners, a night stop when on an assignment, public transport fare – despite all the digitalisation efforts, we are still accompanied by restaurant bills, parking and railway tickets, hotel invoices and other expense receipts in paper form. Indeed, in many places expenses are meanwhile recorded electronically; this has resolved only one […] more…

Interview with Ertan Wittwer, Entrepreneur and the Founder of Best Smile

Straightening teeth with conventional braces is usually expensive, and may feel unpleasant to the wearer. The start-up Best Smile would like to change it, and manufactures invisible braces for adults, which are distributed through its own retail outlets all across Switzerland. we met Ertan Wittwer, the founder of Best Smile, for an interview. Mr Wittwer, […] more…

Marketing ideas to beat the summer slump

The summer slump affects all business sectors. From fashion stores to electrical retailers, everything slows down as customers head for the sun. The summer slump can be a difficult period. People would rather spend their time relaxing by the pool or on holiday than shopping on hot city streets or struggling through the city centre. […] more…

Beware of False Registrars!

Registration letters or bills from fraudulent directory providers find their way to companies again and again. They look official, so you think that they come from a professional organisation, such as the Commercial Register. Should you put your signature, in a couple of days you receive a handsome invoice. We will show you what to […] more…

Increasingly Less Swiss Companies Invest in Research & Development (R&D)

Swiss companies are concentrating more on product enhancements than on investment in the research and development (R&D) of new, innovative products. The share of Swiss companies that invest in R&D has shrunk from a quarter in 2000 to the current 13.3%. This is demonstrated by ETH Zurich’s Institute for Business Cycle Research. Investment Volume Increased […] more…