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Careful financial planning is the core of a solid business plan. »venture» provides an Excel sheet prepared by specialists at McKinsey & Company, Switzerland which you can download for free. Use the file as framework or as a check list for your own model and calculate your P&L account, balance sheet and liquidity planning, before you make a presentation.

Legal & Tax

Legal and tax toolkitExperience shows that most founding teams of young entrepreneurs are especially competent and innovative in technical areas. On the other hand, often they do not have sufficient knowledge about the law and taxes, which could possibly result in a startup failing.
The handbook provides a clear perspective on legal and taxation issues that occur in the startup phase of a company. Following the "lifecycle" of a company many examples, checklists and specimen documents deal with the following topics: founding and organizing a company, legal and tax aspects regarding operations, the participation of employees in the company and the financing of a venture. The Toolkit is made available by Baker & McKenzie and can be ordered there. Please contact Ms. Monta Uljane, 044 384 14 14 or send your address information to Price: CHF 30.- (including shipping)


We recommend "Planen, Gründen, Wachsen Mit dem professionellen Businessplan zum Erfolg."

Specially written for the »venture» competition by McKinsey & Company, and now in its eighth edition, the book provides answers to the important questions that need to be addressed in the founding of a company. The objective is a professional business plan that can convince venture capitalists, strategic partners and, not least, potential customers of your business idea. The book does not assume special knowledge; business management is presented in an easy-to-understand way. A case discussion provides a practical example and there are numerous checklists, graphics and tables that can be viewed at a glance.
German edition: 8. Auflage 2016, Redline Verlag, FinanzBuch Verlag GmbH, München, CHF 47.90. ISBN 978-3-86881-279-4