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Starting Or Buying A Business in Sweden

Work / Residence Permits - Law Firm Immigration

ExpatQ8
post 17.Aug.2014, 08:56 PM
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Firstly, Hey to all readers and users of thelocal.se . i am in need of some advice since i am currently outside Sweden and i would like to move to Sweden to start a new business or maybe even buy a ready business from www.hrm.se / Blocket.se . But before i start and purchase the business i would like an Advice like is there any law firm / immigration specialists that can help me in registering the company on my name and helping me obtain the work permits and documentation etc. since i would like to concentrate on the business and not on the paper work. i am waiting for your reply's since i am planning to Visit / Move to Sweden within next 6 months,
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LLHope
post 17.Aug.2014, 10:43 PM
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QUOTE (ExpatQ8 @ 17.Aug.2014, 07:56 PM) *
since i am planning to Visit / Move to Sweden within next 6 months,

Good Luck with that! biggrin.gif If you are non-EU citizen then just the waiting time for a permit to be processed for self-employed (which is what you are talking about) is approx. 24 months (2 years), no chance it will happen within 6 months. And that is just processing time, regardless of whether it is approved or rejected!
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ExpatQ8
post 18.Aug.2014, 05:10 AM
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The fact is i do not need Visa to Visit Sweden .i can travel to Sweden easily. i just want advice or if someone knows any law firm that deals with the paper work so i do not need go go trough all the hassles of getting my papers in order.
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sv100
post 18.Aug.2014, 08:10 AM
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QUOTE (ExpatQ8 @ 18.Aug.2014, 04:10 AM) *
The fact is i do not need Visa to Visit Sweden .i can travel to Sweden easily. i just want advice or if someone knows any law firm that deals with the paper work so i do not n ... (show full quote)


Why you have chose Sweden over all ?!

Sweden is not a dynamic country for investors nor for Professionals .

bureaucracy is very hard in Sweden .

Networking in Sweden is a hard task based on many aspects .

Government of Sweden won't facilitate your investment job .

Investment in Sweden based on ethnic priority , they ( ethnic swedes ) know the hidden laws

So that , Ethnic folk can start business over 1 billion easily while non-ethnic can
Mostly choose typical small business . ( my opinion )

In my mind for you many other countries , if you want to send message .

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You can come & ask Skattverket , as I know for the investment opportunities in Sweden , if you still interested in Sweden .
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skogsbo
post 18.Aug.2014, 08:49 AM
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QUOTE (ExpatQ8 @ 18.Aug.2014, 05:10 AM) *
The fact is i do not need Visa to Visit Sweden .i can travel to Sweden easily. i just want advice or if someone knows any law firm that deals with the paper work so i do not n ... (show full quote)

curious position, you are non EU, yet don't need a visa.

If you are able to simply arrive, then do so. Much better to get the lie of the land from inside a country, than via the internet.

The sides of this website are usually riddled with adverts for different companies claiming to ease your transition etc. but in reality it isn't that hard and you will have plenty time to research it whilst waiting anyway. People will complain that it's tough and complex to start up here, but in reality, there are many rules but all are openly available in Swedish and English online and if you follow them yourself and don't expect Sweden to lay out a carpet for you, it's pretty simple stuff.
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LLHope
post 18.Aug.2014, 09:40 AM
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QUOTE (ExpatQ8 @ 18.Aug.2014, 04:10 AM) *
The fact is i do not need Visa to Visit Sweden .i can travel to Sweden easily.

The question is are you EU or non-EU citizen, if non-EU you may have 90 day visa free in Sweden but that does not give you the right to live and work in Sweden, and to get the permit based upon self-employment can take up to 2 years.

QUOTE (sv100 @ 18.Aug.2014, 07:10 AM) *
Sweden is not a dynamic country for investors nor for Professionals .

Incorrect.

QUOTE (sv100 @ 18.Aug.2014, 07:10 AM) *
bureaucracy is very hard in Sweden .

It is on-par with many countries, and in many instances it is much more automated and efficient. If you provide exactly the information that is required, in the format requested, follow the process correctly ...then it goes quickly and smoothly. If you are lazy and try to cut corners or expect admin in authorities to guess what you mean, then like anywhere else it goes slow.

QUOTE (sv100 @ 18.Aug.2014, 07:10 AM) *
Networking in Sweden is a hard task based on many aspects .

Just like anywhere else.

QUOTE (sv100 @ 18.Aug.2014, 07:10 AM) *
Government of Sweden won't facilitate your investment job .

If you mean fund it, actually there are special funds available depending upon what it is you intend to do, most are in the form of low interest loans to assist start-ups. If you mean they wont give you money to start-up ...of course not, that would distort the market and would be against EU rules.

QUOTE (sv100 @ 18.Aug.2014, 07:10 AM) *
Investment in Sweden based on ethnic priority , they ( ethnic swedes ) know the hidden laws

Risk Capitalists will base their judgement upon the business not ethnic grounds! They are out to make a good return for their money. If your idea is not good, or they don't trust your plan or ability to achieve it, then of-course they will not invest. They are not charities!

QUOTE (sv100 @ 18.Aug.2014, 07:10 AM) *
So that , Ethnic folk can start business over 1 billion easily while non-ethnic can . Mostly choose typical small business . ( my opinion )

More businesses are created in Sweden each year by immigrants than ethnic-swedes.
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ChocOwl
post 18.Aug.2014, 12:53 PM
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to the OP: look in the forum index. Many people have already asked questions about starting a business and there is useful information and links in those threads
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sv100
post 18.Aug.2014, 06:38 PM
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QUOTE (LLHope @ 18.Aug.2014, 09:40 AM) *
The question is are you EU or non-EU citizen, if non-EU you may have 90 day visa free in Sweden but that does not give you the right to live and work in Sweden, and to get the ... (show full quote)




@LLHope

Sweden is very hard bureaucratic country because of too much laws/rules that you know ,

Its the head of all problems , when you write too much laws without support and fast-track visa for any businees to set up a
business
Then ofcourse you dont want any body to invest simply !!

Yo dont have auhority (as Sweden ) to encourage Invesments

Simply i can invite you to have coffe in my house or i can tell you come and bring your cup ,ID ,Suit and then come then you mostly understand this as DONT COME
Unless you have to come for important reason !!

Inflixible laws lead to bad results whether investment/Business or Professional market !
No Dynamic laws at all.
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Regarding , Businesses you've mentioned about foreigners , it still small business , less than 1 M kr mostly .



While ethnic swedes have the rigid and enormous companies to do .

An example why CARREFOUR dont they opened in Sweden yet !

They should have obstructions as 1st Competitor to most food chain and electronics stores in Sweden .

CARREFOUR opened almost every where as french company , why not Sweden .!!

No simple laws to encourage them (just example) !


I know many countries who dont have that much bureaucracy and Networking is much simpler without a need for many

Language tests and life protocols !


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OP ,you can ask and search for many threads and also you can come and ask Skatteverket and also search for companies who can give you advice for your business
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sv100
post 18.Aug.2014, 08:46 PM
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IKEA and CARREFOUR are moslty same ,

Both have many branches in Many parts of the World ,IKEA operated in France ,
while CARREFOUR not same as IKEA in Sweden

Add to this outcome of investment , as Sweden is not international-business hub ,
and neither geographically nor wheather can help.

Most of rules consider Investor as Swede or someone who must get heavy orienting prior operating a business

Outcome of business dosent fit that effort to invest nor taxes are low to encourage someone to invest .

No Authority of Investment to protect and support rights of investors and facilitate their transactions to minmise the time .

No immigration rules that help to put investors on fast-track visa .
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skogsbo
post 18.Aug.2014, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE (sv100 @ 18.Aug.2014, 06:38 PM) *
CARREFOUR opened almost every where as french company , why not Sweden .!!

because market research told them a Swede would buy stuff from a Swedish company first, especially IKEA. Then they would look for a Danish / Norwegian / Finnish, then British or German... after which they understood they'd be flogging a dead horse, waste millions trying.. a bit like Tescos attempts in the USA.

Almost - how almost?

Whilst people complain about Swedish laws or red tape, what it is, is very definitive. There is no need to bribe, the government isn't going to pass a law taking land or assets owned by foreigners back off them, or suddenly change the rules, even tax rules move or change very slowly overtime. It has stability, which is what investors like.
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sv100
post 18.Aug.2014, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (skogsbo @ 18.Aug.2014, 08:00 PM) *
because market research told them a Swede would buy stuff from a Swedish company first, especially IKEA. Then they would look for a Danish / Norwegian / Finnish, then British ... (show full quote)


Nice , very nice ,keep things as its , and never say that its a good destination for invetment
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LLHope
post 18.Aug.2014, 10:30 PM
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QUOTE (sv100 @ 18.Aug.2014, 05:38 PM) *
CARREFOUR opened almost every where as french company , why not Sweden .!!

Sweden is a small country in terms of population spread over a very large area. Carrefour pride themselves that 75% of their food produce is local, which is almost impossible in Sweden. The Swedish market is quite competitive with the likes of Lidl price dropping and taking market share from traditional retialers ICA and COOP. Carrefour have quite a few Hyper-markets, to sustain that they need a large population centre, so in Sweden you can choose Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg. There just would not be a margin to make it worthwhile for Carrefour. Just how many Carrefour do you find in the UK or Germany? they have chosen their markets carefully.

It is Carrefour' choice not to expand into Sweden, why should they when there is a better chance of growth and profitability in South America & Asia where they are currently expanding!
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sv100
post 18.Aug.2014, 11:04 PM
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QUOTE (LLHope @ 18.Aug.2014, 09:30 PM) *
Sweden is a small country in terms of population spread over a very large area. Carrefour pride themselves that 75% of their food produce is local, which is almost impossible ... (show full quote)

They can expand in the main cities as first step and as per requirements and demand and then build more and more networks ,,,


They have Hypermarkets and even they expanded in many countries step by step and with population lower and more and equal as Sweden ,.


Not all Markets in Sweden are cheap and every one has its customers and therefore if you have good investment policies so you can find Diversity and so find Foreigner companies with local companies working together in induced investment -environment .

Carrefour operated in many remote countries using products from both local and french factories .
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skogsbo
post 19.Aug.2014, 06:26 AM
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Given that most Europe is on the brink of deflation (bare the Nordics & UK), I would say Sweden's investment policies are working. The problems will begin when France and Germany slide into the same mess as Italy, Spain etc. then Sweden exports etc will suffer more..
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sv100
post 19.Aug.2014, 09:02 PM
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QUOTE (skogsbo @ 19.Aug.2014, 05:26 AM) *
Given that most Europe is on the brink of deflation (bare the Nordics & UK), I would say Sweden's investment policies are working. The problems will begin when France ... (show full quote)


Comparing country supposed to be fresh like Sweden with 10 m to others with 60, 70 ,80 ,90 m is like comparing health
between child in 6 yrs to old man who aged 50 yrs ! (by population ) , m=million


Comparing Sweden to Netherlands or Austria can be more realistic if we ( bare the Nordics & UK )
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Again based on my example (only one out of many ) ,proves that Swedens policies
cant &wont attract investors nor are Realistics.
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