Starting a business in Norway — what you need to know
Norway is repeatedly ranked as one of the best countries in the world to live in, while also scoring high on the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” ranking.
Here we will take you through the steps of setting up any kind of business venture in Norway. The process is fairly simple, yet we recommend that you acquire the help of lawyers and/or accountants with experience from establishing businesses in Norway to avoid unnecessary delays. And remember: you can always get in touch with us – send us a general query or contact our staff here.
The steps at a glance:
- Registering the company and acquiring an ID number: All companies in Norway need to be registered in the Brønnøysund Register. This whole process can be done online — you can read our complete guide here.
- Getting to know the Norwegian tax system and legal responsibilities: What taxes do I have to pay on my business? What are my responsibilities towards my employees? Read the ins and outs of rules and regulations of here.
- Understanding the business culture: Equality, trust, and a flat hierarchy are the cornerstones of Norwegian business culture. Learn how to use them to your advantage here.
A complete guide to establishing a business in Norway is also available for download at Invest in Bergen’s website.
If you need help about the ins and outs of moving to Norway, we recommend Internations’ Comprehensive Guide to Relocating to Norway.