Starting a New Business in Sweden – Book Links

01: Business Types and Differences

Footnotes

1. Sephora is the world’s leading luxury goods group which operates over 2,700 stores in 35 countries worldwide – source [accessed: September 2023]

3. Market Dynamics are those forces that affect the price and behaviours of producers and customers, such as demand and supply. Read more at Investopedia – link.

4. You can read more by following this page at the Government Offices in Sweden – link.

02: Taxes in Sweden (Skatter) – Part 1

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Footnotes

5. You can find the calculator by visiting this link.

04: Write a Business Plan (Affärsplan)

Links

  • A snapshot from ALMI website – loans page – source
  • An editable business plan template (affärsplanmall) – link
  • Editable Business Model Canvas (affärsmodell) – link
  • An editable Budget template document (budgetmall)
    • for a limited company (aktiebolag) – link
    • for sole – trader (enskild firma), or partnership company (handelsbolag) – link
  • You can download the completed business plan document from the following link.

Footnotes

  1. The information provided is real and fetched from statista website – source.

 

05: Write a Business Plan (Business Model and Budget)

Links

  • You can download it from this link or use any other template you like.
  • The budget download link.

Footnotes

  1. You can download the template form ALMI website – source

06: Starting A New Company (Enskild Firma)

Links

  • A sample screenshot from guide and tools page at verksamt website (notice that the page has many external links) – source

Footnotes

  1. You can read more about this type of support by following this link.
  2. To read more about exemptions, follow this link.
  3. Direct link to the VAT registry database – link
  4. SNI stands for Swedish industry classification (Svensk Näringsgrensindelning). It is used to classify companies according to their activities – source.

07: Register and Protect a Name of a Sole Trader (Enskild Firma)

Footnotes

  1. Zalando is a Europe’s leading online fashion platform – source
  2. To check the tool, you can follow this link.
  3. You can check the fees of registering a sole-trader business in this link.
  4. To read more about coordination numbers you can follow this link.
  5. You can visit this link to see the latest processing time.
  6. Here is the online service, that can be used to check a case status at the Registration Office (bolagsverket) link
  7. The Swedish Internet Foundation website (internetstiftelsen) – domain tool link

08: Starting A Limited Company (Aktiebolag) – Part 1

Footnotes

  1. Here is a direct link for the application – link
  2. You can follow this page to find the SNI lists – link
  3. You can visit this link to see the latest processing time.
  4. Here is the online service, that can be used to check a case status at the Registration Office (Bolagsverket) – link.

09: Starting A Limited Company (Aktiebolag) – Part 2

Links

  • Download the shares book (aktiebok) template from the Registration Office (bolagsverket) website – link
  • Download the certificate template from the Registration Office (bolagsverket) website – link.

10: Business Funding Methods – Part 1

Footnotes

  1. To read more about this support follow this link.
  2. Connect Sverige website.
  3. Industry Funds – website.
  4. Follow this map to find out which areas are supported – link.
  5. To read more about this support, you can follow this link.
  6. This page can help you find quick contact details based on region – link.
  7. You can read more about horizon grants by following this page under Vinnova website – link.
  8. To read more about the Swedish Innovation authority (Sveriges innovationsmyndighet) you can visit their website – link.

11: Business Funding Methods – Part 2

Footnotes

  1. Kickstarter was launched in 2009 and 20 million people have backed its projects since then – source.
  2. GoFundMe is a donation based crowdfunding website – link.
  3. Indiegogo is a crowdfunding website founded in 2008 and allows people to solicit funds for an idea, charity, or start-up business – link.
  4. Seedinvest is a platform that connects startups with venture capital and capital angels online – link.
  5. Crowdcube was founded in 2012 as an equity crowdfunding platform – link.
  6. Unsecured loans refer to any type of debt that is not protected by a guarantor. Read more – link.
  7. To read more about this scandal you can follow this post on the New York Times website – link.
  8. To read more, you can visit the company home page, they have listed some facts – link.
  9. You can read more details on crowdfunding taxes in Sweden by following this link.
  10. You can read more about this VAT (moms) exemption (Momsbefrielse) by following this link.
  11. Read more about growth loans by following this link.
  12. To read more about this loan you can follow this link.
  13. The statistics source – link
  14. You can read more about the incubation programs provided by Jönköping science park by following this link.
  15. Incubation program offered by Kalmar science park organization – link.
  16. Incubation program offered by Movexum organization Link.
  17. You can read more about the Entrepreneur centres by following this Link.

12: Employment and Workplace

Footnotes

  1. To read more about the Employment Protection Act (LAS) follow this link.
  2. If you want to skip the previous step and go directly to the hotel and restaurant union, you can visit their website net
  3. To read more about the basic unemployment fund (alfakassan) you can visit its website – link.

13: Sourcing and Recruiting Employees

Links

  • Three main categories for services offered by the Employment Service (arbetsförmedlingen) to employers – source
  • If you are interested in having this template as an editable document, you can download it from this link: English version link.

14: Business Insurance and Applications

Footnotes

  1. The Riksdag is the highest decision-making assembly in Sweden – source.
  2. AFA insurance is an organization that provides compensations in the event of illness, work injury, lack of work, death and parental leave – link.
  3. Collectum is a link between employees covered by occupational pension, employers who pay the pension and the insurance companies that manages the pensions – link.
  4. Aleca manages occupational pension plan for 2.6 million people – source
  5. To have access to Fora reporting system, you can apply manually using this link.

15: Business Tax and Financial Reports

Footnotes

  1. You can try this link to find what workplace is associated with a company – link

16: Income Declaration (Inkomstdeklaration) – Part 1

Footnotes

  1. Centrala studiestödsnämnden (CSN) is a government agency responsible for aiding students financially during different type of education – link.
  2. To read more about individual VAT follow this link.
  3. To read more follow this link.
  4. REKO-rings are a way to sell locally produced food, completely without intermediaries. To Read more you can follow this link.
  5. Google Ads is an online advertising program, where advertisers create their advertisements to reach people based on their interest – link.
  6. To find a list of dividends standard amount (gränsbelopp) you can follow this link.

17: Income Declaration (Inkomstdeklaration) – Part 2

Footnotes

  1. edeklarera is an online paid service that allows companies and individuals to generate their declarations and send them electronically – link.
  2. Adobe Reader is a software used to read PDF documents. It is free to download – link
  3. This service is used to find companies’ details – link.

18: Copyrights and Brands Protection

Footnotes

  1. To read more about this case, you can follow this topic at the Design Observer website – link.
  2. To read more about this case, you can follow this link.
  3. You can read more about this incident by following the article – link.
  4. To read more about The Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV), you can follow this link.
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