Starting a business

Being self-employed means you are responsible for business development and your financial security. The more you prepare for your start, the better your chances of succeeding in the long term.

Think about

  • Business idea - What do you want to sell and how does it help your customer?
  • Market - How much demand is there for your product?
  • Competition - Identify similar services / products on the market. How is your product different from the others?
  • Target group - Who are your customers and where are they ?
  • Company form - Sole trader , limited company, partnership, financial association? Consider the pros and cons of the various options.
  • Profiling - How will you present your business visually ? How do you want customers to perceive your business?
  • Marketing - How will your customers know you exist?
  • Personal circumstances - What resources do you have that will help you succeed? Personal characteristics, networks, knowledge?
  • Capital requirements and financing - How much money do you need and how will you finance your business ?
  • Budget - Calculate the costs and revenues of your business
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting - Should you take care of this yourself, or buy the service?
  • Agreements, laws and regulations - How do they affect your business?
  • Insurance - How do you protect your business and yourself?


Start here — is a service operated jointly by the Swedish Companies Registration Office Swedish Tax Authority and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth Board.

Here you’ll find the information and e-services you can benefit from.
Under the headings Considering, Starting, Running, Developing and Liquidating you’ll find everything you need to get started with your business. It explains different forms of financing, supplies calculation tools, and a database you can search to find out if your business needs a permit or not.

Log in with your e-ID and register your business, apply for company tax status and create your personal business plan.



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