Silvio Brügger is a founder and member of the renowned Bern graphic design and illustration studio Blackyard. The other members of the collective are Philipp Thöni, Jared Muralt and Christian Calame. For over 10 years, they have been producing album covers for bands, posters for cultural organisations such as the Reitschule and campaigns for corporations such as Swisscom. Silvio instinctively chooses the right fonts for his texts and adds explanations where illustrations don’t speak for themselves. We met Silvio in the Blackyard atelier.
The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is expanding EasyGov.swiss, its online service desk for companies, for the second time this year: with release 1.5, the digital platform now assists small companies in particular with entering their salary data for their salary declarations to Suva. The debt enforcement service desk’s features are now available to associations, foundations and cooperatives too, while an authorisation database provides an overview of all professions in Switzerland that are regulated or require authorisation.
Apply to instigate debt enforcement proceedings against an individual or legal entity.
Request an extract from the debt enforcement register. Individuals can also do this in the public part of EasyGov.swiss without the need to register or log in.
The Swiss government is making it easier for high-performing SMEs with scope for further development to take out bank loans. Contact with the competent loan guarantee organisation can now be initiated online via EasyGov.swiss.
9The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has once again expanded EasyGov.swiss, its online service desk for companies: the digital platform also now provides support with preparing submissions to debt enforcement offices. In the future, companies and private individuals will be able to input information for requests for debt enforcement proceedings and extracts from the debt enforcement register. The portal now offers assistance with SME financing too.
Philipp Antoni is Co-Founder and Head of Operations at notime AG. notime’s online platform enables Internet retailers to automate their process planning, from the order right through to the delivery. The company also takes responsibility for the physical delivery, including the first mile, line haul and local distribution with cargo bikes in urban areas. It works with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) as a partner and uses cargo bikes for local distribution.
Geneva start-up Expedismart is the right address for anyone wishing to send a parcel and pay as little as possible to do so. Whether domestic or international shipments, the four-member team headed by Léonard Schlaepfer has been comparing the prices of major courier and logistics companies for around four years so that parcels can be dispatched quickly, conveniently and at the best price. We met Léonard for a talk.
massgekocht. has been cooking for fitness-conscious Zurich residents since the start of 2017 and delivering meals to their homes and offices or even straight to the gym. Since the opening of their restaurant in the former club Indochine in Zurich’s Kreis 5 district at the latest, the name “massgekocht.” has literally been on everyone’s lips. We met one of the founders Arbela Statovci for a chat.
Having been self-employed from 2006 to 2009, Florian Despond then established his own company, Florian Despond Sàrl, to adapt the structure of his growing business.
Working in the tinplate making and roofing sector, the business has managed to keep its initial area of expertise, wood shingling, as part of its activities.
Bern, 20.11.2018 – SME Portal and EasyGov.swiss together generate annual benefits of around CHF 47 million for Swiss companies. According to a SECO study published on 20 November 2018, both of these platforms are highly appreciated by users in the economy. SME Portal alone has over 37,000 users per month.
Since March 2018, Bay restaurant in Bern has treated its guests to wonderful cuisine, beautiful interiors and views over the river Aare. Together with owner Maurice Bridel, the team at this modern brasserie reinterpret the classics of French cuisine with a strong focus on regional products. We met Maurice on Bern’s Hodlerstrasse.
Zuriga’s success story began two years ago. Environmental engineer Moritz Güttinger, 32, started building exclusive espresso machines in a dark cellar together with two friends. Nowadays, Zuriga comprises a team of seven. We met up with Moritz for a chat.
The Startzentrum Zürich cooperative is the centre of expertise for company founders and start-ups in the canton of Zurich. Established in 1999 as a non-profit organisation, it offers free advisory services for company founders and start-ups, organises events and workshops, and operates an online platform with the “Startbox” as its core element.
The EasyGov portal was launched in November 2017 to enable Swiss companies to carry out their administrative procedures online. Martin Godel from SECO explains how it works in a new podcast in English.
On 6 November 2017, Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann launched EasyGov.swiss – the online counter for companies – together with representatives from the cantons and the private sector. In this interview, Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann explains what EasyGov.swiss is, provides an insight into everything the administration’s new portal can do and states why EasyGov.swiss represents an important step forward for Switzerland.
Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, together with representatives from cantons and the economy, launched EasyGov.swiss – the new online desk for companies, on 6 November 2017. The new platform, which was realised in the scope of eGovernment Strategy Switzerland, makes interacting with the authorities even more digitised and user-friendly. The electronic transactional platform facilitates the exchange of information between the economy and the authorities, and reduces companies’ administrative burden.
Exciting news and useful information for founders and entrepreneurs. Well-researched, informative and to the point.
With EasyGov.swiss and the SME Portal, the Swiss authorities provide very practical support for companies in their day-to-day business. The EasyGov.swiss platform lets companies carry out approval, application and reporting procedures electronically all in one place – making administrative procedures simple, quick and efficient. The SME Portal offers practical insights into everyday business life for small and medium-sized enterprises.