Do you need help with setting up your business? There is plenty of support available for setting up a business in Sweden. Are you going to sell to, or establish your company in, another country? You can find various types of financial support in the list below.
Organizations that offer support and advice
Almi invests in future growth. We offer loan and advisory services to companies that want to expand and develop. This includes ideas with potential for growth in the early stages as well as existing companies.
Through Almi Invest we invest venture capital in businesses with high growth potential and scalable business ideas.
Almi is owned by the Swedish government together with regional owners and has regional representation with 50 offices across Sweden.
Phone: +46 771 55 85 00
Swedish Chamber of Commerce
There are approximately 30 foreign Chambers of Commerce in Sweden, all based in Stockholm. They provide support to foreign companies who would like to set up a business in Sweden. However, Swedish companies are also welcome to contact the foreign chambers of commerce.
Phone: +46 8 555 100 00
Nyföretagarcentrum has offices all over Sweden where you can receive advice on how to start your own enterprise. All our offices are run by the local enterprises, which ensure our clients solid advises based on experience and a fast track into the so important local entrepreneurial network.
We will help you to prepare a business plan, guide you through budget preparations and all other phases required to start your own business.
The Business Regions offer tailor-made solutions for companies wanting to establish a new business in the region, as well as for companies wanting to expand an existing business.
Please contact each Business Region for further information.
Business Sweden - the Swedish Trade and Invest Council - offers the following services to international companies who would like to invest in Sweden:
- Strategic investment advice and tailored business information
- Matchmaking and presentation of investment opportunities
- Meeting arrangements in Sweden
- Information on how to establish and run a business
- Access to Business Sweden's network - introductions to public and private companies/organizations.
Phone: +46 8 588 660 00
Enterprise Europe Network
Enterprise Europe Network offers free support and services to small and medium-sized enterprises. We can help your enterprise to
- Access to EU funding
- Understand EU legislation
- Make international connections
- Bring your innovations to market.
The network is represented by over 600 organisations in more than 50 countries.
Phone: +46 20 93 10 10
E-mail: Link to contact page
The Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV)
PRV, provides information about patents, trademarks, designs, and copyright in other countries. PRV also offer information regarding intellectual property rights when entering a new market. You can get help to research the intended market and find information about different alternatives to protect your product or service.
Phone: +46 (0)8-782 28 00
The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)
The Swedish Tax Agency provides support with taxation,, VAT, and excise duties on import and export. The Swedish Tax Agency can inform you about import and export, EU trade, and how to report to the Tax Agency in a simple and flexible way with their e-services. You can also get information about which VAT rules apply when you sell goods to countries outside the EU, what excise products are available and what applies to them.
Phone: 0771 567 567
From abroad: + 46 8 564 851 60
The Swedish Customs (Tullverket)
The Swedish Customs can help you when exporting and importing your goods to and from Sweden. They provide information on product codes, customs duties, and import and export licenses. You can obtain information about the electronic export declaration, EORI number for identification in the Swedish customs declarations, and product code and classification. The Swedish Customs also provide information about how to send the customs declaration electronically, the EDI and TID systems, and which goods are subject to export restrictions.
Phone: 0771-520 520
From abroad: +46 771 520 520
The Swedish Council for higher Education (UHR)
You may need to apply for recognition of professional qualifications to sell certain types of services in the EU. Different rules and requirements may apply in different countries depending on whether you offer the service temporarily or more permanent. The Swedish Council for higher Education (UHR) is responsible for professional qualifications in Sweden. UHR can answer questions about working within a regulated profession in Sweden or in another EU/EEA country.
Phone: 010–470 03 00
From abroad: +46 10470 03 00