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Starting a business in Sweden

Legal Forms of Companies

The Aktiebolag or AB (private limited company)
Number of partners: One or more.
Capital (max/min): Minimum SEK 25,000.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount of capital contributed.
Public limited company
Number of partners: At least three directors
Capital (max/min): Minimum SEK 500,000
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount of capital contributed.
The Enskild naringsidkare (individual company)
Number of partners: Only one.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is unlimited.
The Handelsbolag or HB (partnership)
Number of partners: 2 partners minimum.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is joint and unlimited regarding third parties.
The Kommanditbolag (limited partnership)
Number of partners: 2 partners minimum.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited for active partners, limited for sleeping partners.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
Kompass - Swedish business directory

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
SINF - Swedish Industry Association
NIR - International Council of Swedish Industry
Swedish Enterprise - Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Tillväxtverket - Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

To go further, check out our service Professional associations.


 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Sweden OECD
Procedures (number) 4.0 5.2
Time (days) 7.5 9.5

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Swedish Companies Registration Office.
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Sweden.
Swedish Companies Registration Office – Bolagsverket

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