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Preparation as a Seniorpreneur

We will show you how you can best prepare for the launch of your company and everyday life as a Seniorpreneur. Preparation as a Seniorpreneur. Easy. Online.

Preparation for independence as a seniorpreneur

What you need to pay attention to at the age of 50+ in the preparatory phase of self-employment

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Checklist - Preparation for self-employment at over 50

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We will show you step by step how you can best prepare yourself for professional independence and what you should bear in mind when doing so. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Costumer Care Centre.

Formulate the business idea

The basis of your company is a good business idea. Ideally, it should be innovative, have a unique selling point and be compatible with your interests, hobbies or profession, so that you can combine different activities.

Formulate the business idea as a seniorpreneur

Self analysis

Ask yourself and your friends and family where your strengths and weaknesses lie. What can you already do? What do you still have to learn? Where do you need external support?

Self analysis as a seniorpreneur

Market segmentation

Think about who your customer should be. Divide the company into smaller homogeneous groups and decide on some segments you want to address with your product or service.

Market segmentation as a seniorpreneur

Creating a business plan

Create a business plan that contains the most essential information about your company to have a complete overview. In this way you can bring structure into the uncertain future and deal with problems early on.

Creating a business plan as a seniorpreneur

Acquire know-how

During the self-analysis you got to know yourself better. Now you can start to deal with the topics in which you want to improve your skills. For example, visit our free seminar Founding a company.

Acquire know-how as a seniorpreneur

Trust experts

You should trust experts when it comes to the points on which you want to get support. Get advice from experts and do your bookkeeping and tax returns. We recommend STARTUPS.CH.

Trust experts as a seniorpreneur

Determine the persons involved

The next step is to decide on the legal form your company should have. Below we will introduce you to the three most popular forms of sole proprietorship, limited liability company and public limited company.

choose legal form as a seniorpreneur

Determine the persons involved

Depending on the chosen legal form, you must decide which other persons - such as partners, shareholders and board members - should participate in your company.

Determine the persons involved as a seniorpreneur

Minimum capital

A minimum capital of CHF 20,000 and CHF 100,000 respectively is required for a limited liability company and a public limited company.

Minimum capital as a seniorpreneur

Determine the domicile of the company

Determine where the domicile and therefore the headquarters of your company should be located. Here you must already decide whether you want to run your company from home or whether you want an official company headquarters at an external address.

Determine the domicile of the company as a seniorpreneur
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Find the right business idea with 50+

When you start a business, it is very important that you have a unique, well thought-out and suitable business idea, which you stand behind as a Seniorpreneur and for which you are enthusiastic. In the following we will show you how to find such a business idea.
First of all, think about your entrepreneurial identity and motivation in order to determine the initial direction of your business idea. Entrepreneurs can be divided into the following three groups. However, many entrepreneurs cannot be clearly assigned, but have overlapping motivations.
Business ideas as a Seniorpreneur


The Darwinist is driven by economic self-interest. He wants his business to grow and make profits. Therefore he acts competitively and has financial goals.
Business ideas:
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Car rental
  • Software company


The communitarian has a group or community-oriented motivation. He wants to create a benefit or value within a community and usually starts with his own problem, which he experiences.
Business ideas:
  • Music / cooking / ski school
  • Café or bar
  • Camping site


The so-called missionary wants to improve the world to a certain extent. He uses his company to spread his social or ecological concerns.
Business ideas:
  • Energy consulting
  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Faire trade shop

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Registry of commerce entry
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Change of the legal form
Simply convert your sole proprietorship into a LLC or PLC. Our experts are at your disposal.
Contract preparation
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