Supporting Vaud entrepreneurs

Get your business off the ground with the help of our training and planning Tools.


Cycle de cours Créer votre entreprise

Start-up workshops
Turning your idea
into a business

Guide pratique Créer votre entreprise

“Starting your own business”
Information and advice for turning your
idea into a business

Une formation à l’entrepreneuriat par le jeu

Entrepreneur Toolbox
Essential information and conférences on 
starting your own business (in French)

In association with Genilem

Micro MBA en management entrepreneurial

Micro MBA
in entrepreneurship
Learn the key business skills
entrepreneurs need to succeed

Adresses utiles

Useful addresses
Organizations that
can help you get started


Essential steps

From an idea to a business plan

The first step in creating a business is determining whether your business idea is feasible. That requires making a realistic assessment of your strengths and weaknesses, as well as the market and competitive landscape.

D'une idée à un plan
  1. Market research
  2. Competitive landscape
  3. Financial projections
  4. Self-assessment
  5. Business plan


From a business plan to a business

Once you've got a business plan, you can begin the process of setting up your own business. But there are many factors to consider, such as your company’s legal structure and any requirements in the areas of accounting, taxes, social security, and hiring.

D'un plan à une entreprise


Creating a company

  1. Legal structure
  2. Administrative steps
  3. Business premises
  4. Formalization




Taxes & accounting

  1. Taxes
  2. Accounting
  3. Social security and labor law
  4. Government financing

Useful documents


Starting your own business

This hands-on guide to starting a company in Switzerland was prepared by BCV and the Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI).

File size : 3.67 MB - Last update : 16 February 2021


Business plan: brochure

Pistes de réflexion et modèle pour rédiger son plan d'affaires

File size : 286.98 KB - Last update : 08 November 2018

Keywords: Business/ Plan/ Brochure/ Pistes/ Réflexion/ Modèle/ Rédaction/ Affaires


Business plan

Ce modèle à compléter vous permettra de réaliser votre business plan avec toutes les données nécessaires.

File size : 379.00 KB - Last update : 26 January 2015

Keywords: Business/ Plan/ Modèle


Budget de trésorerie

Ce fichier vous permet de disposer d'un canevas pour faire votre budget de trésorerie.

File size : 30.50 KB - Last update : 10 April 2018

Keywords: Budget/ Trésorerie


Tableau comparatif RI, Sàrl, SA

Tableau comparatif Raison individuelle, Société à responsabilité limitée, Société anonyme

File size : 844.48 KB - Last update : 14 December 2018


The information you need to stay on track

Financial analyses from our experts, business advice, and the latest developments in the Vaud economy—all available at (French only)


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