Startup Phase

In this phase, your business idea is ready for the market and is subjected to a number of market tests. The company is formed, a marketing plan developed, employees hired and distribution networks are established.

 

Formation

Choosing a suitable legal form for the company should be differentiated from setting up the proper contractual framework. Even if forming a non-incorporated partnership seems to allow for more freedom compared to a joint-stock company, it is nonetheless very important to ensure that certain eventualities are still subject to and bound by contracts. This doesn’t just guarantee the well-regulated and efficient management of the company; it also creates a clear set of rules that will be best able to protect the company’s assets in case of unanticipated developments.


Location

A company’s location not only has a direct influence on its expenses and profits; the choice of location can also rarely be undone without a huge organizational effort and considerable financial costs. That’s why there are numerous criteria to consider when choosing a location. Whether your company is going to be run out of a garage or a commercial property, or maybe even a factory: you still need to decide whether to rent or buy. Whatever you decide, it is absolutely essential to safeguard your location for the long term and secure a contractual agreement that is in full accordance with your business goals.


Employees

Once your company begins to grow, hiring and maintaining suitable employees is a fundamental contributor to your long-term success. However, there are numerous questions that need to be answered before your first employee is even hired – from the most appropriate form of employment to your responsibilities as a new employer. In addition, there are the ever more important matters of protecting sensitive information and making sure your company-specific know-how stays in the company, especially in these times of ruthless competition. Regardless of whom you decide to work with, appropriate contractual arrangements are an absolute must.


Taxes

Working with experienced tax advisors, we will also provide guidance on tax issues. This ranges from choosing a legal form for your company and creating contracts related to the establishment of your business, to any and all tax issues involved in the ongoing management of your company. From bookkeeping to profit and loss accounts, from payroll to tax returns, from tax optimization to annual financial statements.