Domiciliation : when does it apply ?

Every company must have an administrative and fiscal address in order to officially exist. However, many reasons may force the company not to have one or to have to change it.

 Domiciliation is the ideal alternative to remedy this administrative obligation.

This article aims to show you in which cases a company can be suitable for domiciliation.

Start up companies

What do we mean by a start-up company? These are simply companies that are just starting up and are still in the early stages of their activity.

The advantage of domiciliation for this type of start-up is that it is not necessary for them to commit to a long-term lease contract, nor to have to provide a rental guarantee that reduces their cash flow. This is one less constraint to start a business in good conditions! 

It is also a good compromise to delimit one’s private and professional life by separating the company’s mail from that of the home.

In this case, we also find the entrepreneurs who launch themselves in dropshipping, activity which knew a consequent boom these last years. 

Having an address for your brand will considerably facilitate exchanges with suppliers, service providers, etc. Especially in view of a consequent evolution of your e-commerce in the future.

Transitioning companies

At the moment, there is no lack of companies in transition. Indeed, the crisis has had an impact on a good number of SMEs, forcing them to restructure.

As a result of budget cuts, they have been forced to lay off a good number of their employees or to relocate following the closure of their site.

Here again, domiciliation is an interesting solution for companies in this situation.

Those originally located in industrial areas will have the advantage of being able to locate in the city and those whose premises represented a large burden in their budget will be able to reduce it.

Moreover, being domiciled with a company such as Coworking Neuchâtel sàrl, also offers the possibility of providing its employees with a workplace for a lower cost.

In addition, the domiciliation has the advantage of reducing the charges initially for the companies in phase of launching, but also for those which are collateral damages of the pandemic.


Article by Mélanie Mutombo


Coworking seen from another angle

Imagine being unable to work in your current office due to a disaster, pandemic or other incident that prevents you from accessing your workspace

You’ll need to quickly come up with a plan B if you want to continue your business.

Fortunately, there is a backup plan to get you out of this situation, which can last for some time depending on the problem.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to another aspect of using coworking spaces.

Backup office

Coworking is an option that we don’t instantly think about, yet it is a non-negligible alternative in emergency situations, for the following reasons:

-Time saving: Avoid the whole process of looking for a new office and all the paperwork that comes with it 

-Flexibility: Your status within the office colocation evolves according to your needs. If at first you only want office space for a few employees but later your entire team is in need, no worries ! 

-Furnished offices : An adapted equipment to allow you to work in the best conditions

-Services: A professional team dedicated to providing a warm welcome to your clients and partners

Everything is put in place to facilitate the resumption of your professional activity in the best conditions and especially in the shortest time.

In a completely different context, a coworking space has the advantage of being able to act as a showroom.

Showroom office

To pass an interview or to welcome a potential customer in another framework than the professional office can facilitate the contact and bring a certain proximity with its interlocutor.

If you want to recruit a new employee and your company is located in an industrial zone, the possibility of conducting your interview in a more accessible area should be taken into consideration.

Coworking Neuchâtel has the advantage of being located in the heart of the city in a historical building.

Moreover, in collaboration with the company Kinnarps, our premises have been arranged to be as pleasant as possible with ergonomic and design furniture.

In addition, coworking allows you to remedy situations that handicap your activity, to benefit from another setting for your interviews or simply to have alternative offices for your employees who are teleworking.


Article by Mélanie Mutombo


Why offering a domiciliation service?

Sedat Adiyaman and Manuel Schmalstieg, two young entrepreneurs, founded Coworking Neuchâtel in spring 2014. We have, therefore, been offering a company domiciliation service here in Neuchâtel for six years.

We do it for three main reasons: to enable entrepreneurs to professionalize their activity, to make their lives easier, and above all, to provide them with our support.

Professionalization of the activity

Our two founders, who are themselves entrepreneurs, know how difficult it is to professionalize an activity without a lot of financial means. This is the reason why we offer you a professional address in the city center of Neuchâtel at a low cost. In addition to the financial aspect, this also contributes to the positive reputation of your company.


Beyond a simple business address, our team takes care of the reception, distribution, and digitization of your mail. Furthermore, we put at your disposal our meeting rooms to allow you to have an appropriate place to welcome your customers and partners. Our goal is to allow you to focus on the development of your business.


Finally, an aspect that we particularly care about: peer and entrepreneurial support. From the very beginning, our goal has been to create a network of professionals in Neuchâtel. Therefore, you will not only benefit from the services mentioned above but also from access to our network of members. It offers you the opportunity to meet and exchange with professionals from various fields. You can also take part in events that we organize to allow you to create your own network.

So, have you decided to get started and set up your business in Neuchâtel?

To go further:

Domiciliation in Neuchâtel: what kind of companies?
Neuchâtel and domiciliation: did you know?


Creating your company in Switzerland

Are you in the process of creating your own company in Switzerland? Your company is already recognized abroad, and you aim at creating a new branch in Switzerland? Keep reading this article will be useful for you!

Establishing your headquarters in Switzerland

Setting up a company in Switzerland is a relatively quick process that may explain the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of the country. However, it is necessary to think carefully about where to set up the headquarters. Via the rental of a commercial office? At home, for the entrepreneurs living in Switzerland? Or by using a domiciliation company?
This last option can be offered by various companies. Coworking Neuchâtel is one of them. By making this choice, you not only benefit from a professional address, but you also have access to a network of entrepreneurs, meeting rooms, and even offices.

Find the answers to all these questions thanks to our previous article: where to domicile your company?

The advantages of Switzerland

Regardless of the type of headquarters you choose, establishing your company in Switzerland offers many advantages:

Economic climate
Switzerland enjoys a favorable economic climate with many opportunities and low unemployment. Although, of course, we are all currently experiencing the impact of the pandemic, it remains relatively stable.

Geographical location
At the center of Europe, at the crossroads of trade, Switzerland is a strategic place for any international development.

Political environment
Renowned for its neutrality, Switzerland enjoys a stable political climate. Also, its liberal nature encourages and promotes free trade and investment.

A well-known advantage, which is especially true for companies that benefit from favorable tax conditions. However, note that these may vary from one canton to another. If Neuchâtel arouses your curiosity, you will not be disappointed. The canton offers many advantages in this respect, but that is by no means all. Find out more in our article: Neuchâtel and domiciliation: Did you know?


Finally, Switzerland’s serious and reliable reputation can work in your favor in establishing your company in this country.

So when are you going to set up your headquarters in Switzerland?

To go further:

Setting up a business in Switzerland
Starting your own business in Switzerland
The pros and cons of starting a business in Switzerland


Domiciliation in Neuchâtel: what kind of companies?

In the past, you have had the opportunity to discover the advantages of domiciliation in Neuchâtel. Today, we want to share with you the type of companies choosing our beautiful region as their headquarters. Small or large, every company is welcomed in Neuchâtel.

The Neuchâtel coastline is mainly known for being the cradle of Swiss watchmaking, or for its collaboration with the CSEM, ensuring the good development of the Swiss industry. However, many other companies have their virtual offices in Neuchâtel. These, on their own scale, also play an important role in the local economy. A number of them have their headquarters at Coworking Neuchâtel. We can even confirm that their areas of expertise are varied. Proof that the coastline has nothing to envy.

But who are they?

Enough talking! Here are a few organizations that have chosen Neuchâtel and our shared space as their headquarters:

  • Fondation Bioniria: this organization works to promote sustainable development, the knowledge economy, and bio-inspiration. Very interesting and enriching projects that you will discover on their web page.
  • Wikimedia Association: this one, as you may already know, aims to give access to knowledge for free. To do so, Wikimedia collaborates with many public organizations, such as schools, museums, or cultural institutions.
  • Legalista: since 2018, and with more than 20 years of experience in the field, Legalista has been supporting business leaders, managers, and team leaders, taking care of their legal issues.
  • G+U IT Solutions Provider: certified Apple, Microsoft Cloud, and 3CX VoIP telephony, this company provides consulting services as well as support and IT management solutions for all VSEs and SMEs. The goal: to create a partner relationship with customers in order to simplify and optimize their IT life.
  • DerDieDas Design: specialized in 3D design, this company works with customers from various fields, such as watchmaking, advertising, or R&D. Discover the history of DerDieDas and its projects on the official web page of the company.

What a wealth!

As you can see, Neuchâtel is rich in diversity (and this is only an extract!). Many professionals who are good in their field have chosen the coastal region as their headquarters. So we ask ourselves, what are you waiting for to move here?

To go further:

How to create your company in the Neuchâtel canton


Virtual office: what are the risks?

This week, we decided to talk to you about virtual offices and their risks. Of course, this is not the only option, there are many ways to choose your company’s registered office. However, these are important aspects to be aware of if you wish to establish a virtual office or, in other words, to use a domiciliation service.

Domiciliation in short

A domiciliation service allows you to create the legal existence of your company by benefiting from a dedicated business address. However, you do not need any kind of premises and you are not obliged to operate in the same region. Depending on the type of company, for example, shared spaces, additional services may be offered. These include mail management and forwarding, access to meeting rooms, provision of a local telephone number, or even a call answering service. This is why it is sometimes called in different ways. If you hear about virtual offices or addresses, you will now know what this refers to.

What do you have to watch out for?

The reliability of the service provider

If you would like a virtual address in a specific region, start by searching for the various providers offering this service. Take the time to compare them, meet them, and ask for advice from other companies working with them. It is also important to check the financial health of the provider to ensure that the service can still be offered in the medium term. If this is not the case, it could lead to a lot of administrative work, and even costs if you market products for example, and the address has to be changed on each one.

Your company’s image

Choosing a virtual office or address can greatly affect the credibility of your business. Take the time to consider different options in order to find the one that best represents the image you wish to communicate. A well-known address, central or in an area perceived as attractive by your customers, gives a positive and serious image to your business.

The confidentiality

As with any service, it is important to establish a contract specifying each modality, particularly concerning confidentiality. Indeed, if you have a virtual address with mail management and your mail is sometimes scanned, make sure that confidentiality is guaranteed. Moreover, this aspect also depends on your level of confidence in the service provider, hence the importance of knowing him/her well.

And for the service provider?

The risks for the provider are almost the same. Indeed, offering a domiciliation service to a company at risk could greatly damage his/her image. To preserve the credibility, the service provider needs to know each company domiciled in order to ensure its reliability. The financial aspect must also be taken into account so that the solvency of the company benefiting from the service is guaranteed.

Each choice has its advantages and disadvantages. However, at Coworking Neuchâtel, we offer companies that choose us the opportunity to benefit from a central and well-known address in Neuchâtel within the emblematic Hôtel des Postes. Our team informs you as soon as a letter arrives, scans it, or sends it to another address according to your wishes, all this while respecting a confidentiality agreement. We can also provide you with a local telephone number as well as an administrative and call management service.

Would you like to know more? Come and meet us in Neuchâtel!