For operational companies that are already established abroad, the WTC Lugano offers comprehensive advice and support for opening up to internationalisation.
The most widespread tools that help entrepreneurs pursue this path are the creation of a new company or, in the case of relocating a business division, the opening of a branch.
Those who rely on the WTC Lugano can count on a dedicated team of professionals committed to identifying the necessary answers and solutions to best meet the needs of every entrepreneur through a wide range of administrative and accounting services.
Over time, the broad range of management and organisational services concentrated in one place has enabled the WTC to become the go-to facility in Ticino for those seeking the ease and convenience of centralised services.
Tailor-made solutions developed according to the client's operations and needs: the quality of the services offered and the special features of its Business Center are such that in 1998, the WTC was certified as a "Center of Excellence".
Assistance for starting a new company or branch
Our facility offers entrepreneurs who want to internationalise, relocate, or launch a business in Switzerland the necessary services to facilitate any type of business process.
- Our specialist staff offer preliminary or exploratory advice as an essential first step to better understanding the client’s needs.
- The WTC professionals help to identify and advise on the most appropriate legal form, as well as providing all information on the incorporation procedure and on the administrative, accounting, and operating system according to Swiss corporate law.
- For companies intending to relocate a business division, we provide comprehensive advice and support for establishing a branch of their foreign company in Ticino.
- Once the most appropriate corporate form has been identified and the business strategy has been defined, it is possible to move from the planning phase to the implementation phase of the new company or branch, including opening banking relationships, in just a few weeks.
- The WTC is also able to take on administrative tasks within an operating company or branch, with the role of coordinator.
- Thanks to many years of collaboration with qualified external partners, international legal and tax advice is available on request.
Administrative and accounting management services
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Our organisation adapts to the needs of the user and their schedule, actively collaborating in providing centralised services essential for the administrative and accounting management of their business, thus saving time and money.
The WTC offers a wide range of services in a single location, the main ones are being:
- Registered office (domiciliation with or without telephone number / furnished office rental)
- Administrative and accounting consultation
- Assistance with relations with Swiss authorities and credit institutions
- Keeping daily accounts
- Calculation of salaries and employee payroll management
- Calculation of social charges for tax payers
- Relations with social security institutions and insurance companies
- VAT calculations, tax returns, preparing and drafting the balance sheet
Our expertise certainly offers added value to clients who have their own administrative structure and require assistance with specific activities.
Further assistance services that WTC consultants can provide include amending the statutes and notifying the Trade Register of this amendment, any changes to the company purpose and/or name, any capital increase, any appointment and dismissal of people, and the transfer of shares.
World Trade Center domiciliation
The WTC Lugano business center, which has been operating for over 25 years, provides a legal and/or operational domiciliation service in Lugano.
A professional address reserved for:
- Newly established or already operational companies
- Foreign companies as a representative office in Ticino
- Freelance professionals
- Private individuals
Our domiciliation service in Lugano offers immediate and exclusive benefits for you:
- The guarantee of permanent staff to collect and safeguard ordinary company correspondence and registered letters, including courier parcels, all with the utmost discretion and care
- Affordable fixed costs without long-term contractual obligations
- Activated immediately
- An international address known all over the world.
With WTC domiciliation, professionals, entrepreneurs of new companies and start-ups, established companies, and/or branches of foreign companies can use the address of the Business Center as the registered office and operational headquarters of their business.
The service is also available to a private clients as postal domiciliation.
The WTC Secretariat offers all its clients additional services such as regularly forwarding correspondence to another address, immediate notification of receipt by e-mail, and assistance with drafting urgent communications.
In addition, members can organise business meetings at the World Trade Center Lugano, booking our designated meeting rooms and reception staff. The rooms are also available to external clients.
For clients who are also interested in having a telephone number, we offer the virtual office service, a complete solution that includes domiciliation of registered offices as well as our secretarial services. This service is ideal for maintaining an effective presence in the Ticino area and real business operations.
The WTC Team is also able to provide its secretarial services to all companies located in the Business Center to support their operations, including an address for registered offices.
Virtual office with secretarial services
The "All-in-One" virtual office service offered by the World Trade Center is a set of secretarial tasks with the assistance of qualified personnel to facilitate the client's business operations.
Thanks to the constant presence of our team, the customer can manage optimally their time safe in the knowledge that continuous operation of the office is guaranteed, even when they are traveling.
A high-quality service that combines the advantages of the virtual office with secretarial support:
- Assignment of a dedicated local telephone number
- Multilingual staff to answer calls with the name of the company represented, noting down messages to notify clients by email according to the instructions received
- Direct forwarding of calls to national and international landline or mobile numbers
- Legal domiciliation, including correspondence management, parcels, and registered mail
- A fax number with forwarding via email.
Our staff will receive company correspondence daily and manage calls, ensuring prompt answering.
A further added value is the option to use to the WTC Center meeting rooms on request for company or business meetings, with additional secretarial support offered by the WTC Team.
The virtual office or virtual office service fits in with the "turn-key" concept.
This is, for example, an effective option for companies in the initial phase of activity or for establishing the image of a newly founded company, facilitating immediate operation and optimising resources and time while reducing management expenses: a real office without the costs of a conventional site.
This service is also aimed at newly established companies, start-ups, small businesses, and freelancers.
Companies located in the WTC can also take advantage of our telephone answering and domiciliation services to ensure the continuous, effective running of the office, with a dedicated secretariat, without any direct employment relationship.