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Doing Business in Norway

Starting Your Business in Norway with Scandicorp

Welcome to Scandicorp – Your Gateway to Business Success in Norway

Embarking on a business venture in Norway presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges. At Scandicorp, we understand that navigating the intricacies of establishing a business in a foreign country can be daunting. Our dedicated team of experts, leveraging years of experience and local knowledge, is here to guide you through every step of your entrepreneurial journey in Norway.

Norway’s robust economy, transparent business practices, and supportive regulatory environment make it an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and investors alike. With Scandicorp by your side, you gain a trusted partner who is committed to turning your vision into a thriving business reality.

Join us as we explore the essentials of setting up your business in Norway – from legal formalities and financial considerations to cultural nuances and market insights. Let Scandicorp be the cornerstone of your business success in Norway.

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Why Norway?

Market Opportunities

Norway, known for its resilient economy and progressive business environment, presents a plethora of opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors. The Norwegian market is characterized by its stability, robust growth sectors, and a strong inclination towards innovation and technology. Key sectors that stand out in terms of growth and investment potential include energy (with a particular emphasis on renewable energy), seafood, maritime, and technology. The country’s commitment to sustainable practices and green technology also opens doors for businesses focusing on environmental solutions and clean energy.

Economic Landscape

Norway’s economic framework is a testament to its strength and diversity. The nation boasts a steady GDP growth, underpinned by a rich array of industries including oil and gas, shipping, fisheries, and aquaculture. Moreover, its focus on technology and innovation has nurtured a thriving start-up scene, particularly in areas like fintech, medtech, and green tech. Norway’s trade relations are also a pivotal aspect of its economic landscape, with strong ties to the European Union, the United States, and Asia, fostering a conducive environment for international trade and business expansion.

Business-Friendly Environment

Norway ranks high on the ease of doing business index, thanks to its transparent and efficient regulatory framework. The government actively supports entrepreneurship through various incentives, funding options, and programs aimed at encouraging innovation and business growth. These include grants, tax relief schemes, and support for research and development. The Norwegian government also provides valuable resources and networks for new businesses, easing their entry into the market and facilitating connections with potential partners, investors, and clients. This supportive environment makes Norway an attractive destination for both budding entrepreneurs and established enterprises looking to expand their global footprint.

Scandicorp’s Expertise in Norway

Our Experience

At Scandicorp, we pride ourselves on a rich history of facilitating business success in Norway. Our expertise is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the Norwegian market, honed through years of hands-on experience. We have a proven track record in guiding a diverse range of businesses – from startups to established multinational corporations – through the intricacies of setting up and thriving in Norway. Our strategic insights and practical solutions have consistently delivered results, making us a preferred partner for businesses seeking to navigate the Norwegian business landscape.

Professional Team

The cornerstone of our success in Norway is our professional team, a group of seasoned experts specializing in Norwegian business law, tax, and compliance. This elite team is composed of individuals with a deep understanding of both the local and international business environments, ensuring a balanced perspective that is crucial for global business success. Our experts are well-versed in the nuances of Norwegian corporate law, taxation systems, and regulatory compliance, providing our clients with advice that is not only legally sound but also commercially astute. Their commitment to staying abreast of the latest changes in legislation and business practices means that our clients always receive the most current and relevant advice.

With Scandicorp, your business benefits from a blend of local expertise and global business acumen, ensuring a smooth and successful entry into the Norwegian market.

Starting a Business in Norway: Step-by-Step Guide

Choosing a Business Structure

When embarking on your business venture in Norway, selecting the right business structure is crucial. In Norway, you can choose from several types of entities, such as a Private Limited Company (AS), a Public Limited Company (ASA), or a Sole Proprietorship, among others. Each structure has its advantages and implications in terms of taxation, liability, and compliance. At Scandicorp, we provide detailed information on these entities, helping you make an informed decision that aligns with your business objectives and operational model.

Registration Process

The journey to establishing your business in Norway begins with a comprehensive registration process. This involves several steps, starting with the creation of your company name, drafting the articles of association, and deciding on share capital. Necessary documents must be prepared and submitted, such as the company’s incorporation documents and shareholder details. Scandicorp guides you through each step, ensuring adherence to timelines and Norwegian regulations. We simplify the process by handling the bureaucratic intricacies and ensuring all your documents are accurately prepared and submitted.

Legal and Compliance

Adhering to the legal and regulatory framework in Norway is pivotal for the smooth operation of your business. This includes understanding and complying with Norwegian business laws, tax regulations, employment laws, and industry-specific regulations. Scandicorp provides an overview and detailed guidance on these requirements, ensuring your business not only complies with Norwegian laws but also benefits from any applicable incentives or favorable regulations. With our expertise, you can confidently navigate the legal landscape of Norway, ensuring your business is compliant and well-positioned for success.

Financial Considerations

Taxation System

Understanding the taxation landscape is critical for any business planning to operate in Norway. Scandicorp provides a concise overview of Norway’s taxation policies, aimed at equipping businesses with essential information. Our focus includes understanding the corporate tax rates, which are competitive and designed to foster business growth. We also delve into various incentives available to businesses, particularly those that promote innovation and sustainable practices. Our aim is to ensure that your business not only complies with Norwegian tax laws but also benefits from the available tax advantages.

Banking and Finance

Navigating the banking sector and managing finances are pivotal aspects of running a successful business in Norway. Scandicorp guides you through the process of setting up business bank accounts, ensuring that you understand the requirements and procedures. We also offer advice on accessing finance, be it through local banks, investment funds, or other financial institutions. Our expertise extends to assisting you in efficiently managing your financial transactions, aligning them with both your business operations and regulatory compliance in Norway. With Scandicorp’s assistance, your financial foundations in Norway will be solid, secure, and poised for growth.

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Cultural Insights

Understanding Norwegian Business Etiquette

Navigating the nuances of Norwegian business culture is vital for successful integration and operations in Norway. Norwegian business etiquette is characterized by directness, punctuality, and a preference for consensus-driven decision-making. Communication is typically straightforward, with an emphasis on honesty and integrity. In negotiations, Norwegians value clear, factual information and are known for their egalitarian approach. Understanding these subtleties can significantly enhance your interactions and negotiations, leading to more fruitful business relationships.

Networking and Local Partnerships

Establishing robust local connections is crucial for business success in Norway. Networking and building partnerships with local entities can provide invaluable insights and opportunities for your business. Scandicorp assists in this vital area by leveraging our extensive network and local knowledge. We facilitate introductions and connections with key industry players, potential partners, and local authorities, helping you navigate the local business landscape more effectively. Our expertise in fostering these relationships ensures that your business is well-positioned to thrive in the Norwegian market.

Scandicorp’s Additional Services

Ongoing Support

Once your business is established in Norway, Scandicorp’s commitment to your success continues. We understand that navigating a new business environment can be challenging, which is why we offer comprehensive ongoing support services. These include:

  • Accounting Services: Scandicorp recognizes the importance of maintaining accurate and compliant financial records for your business in Norway. While we do not directly provide accounting services, we would be delighted to introduce you to a reliable accounting company. This partner firm can assist with bookkeeping, financial reporting, and ensuring compliance with Norwegian accounting standards, facilitating a smoother financial management process for your business.
  • Legal Assistance: Providing continuous legal support to ensure your business remains compliant with Norwegian laws and regulations. This includes updates on any changes in legislation that may affect your business.
  • HR Support: Assisting with human resources management, from recruitment to compliance with local employment laws and regulations.

Our goal is to ensure that you can focus on growing your business, while we take care of the operational complexities.

Custom Solutions

At Scandicorp, we recognize that each business is unique. Our strength lies in our ability to provide custom solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of your business. Whether you are a startup looking for guidance in setting up your operations or an established corporation seeking to expand in the Norwegian market, we have the expertise and resources to support your goals. Our services are flexible and designed to adapt to your evolving business requirements, ensuring you always have the right support at every stage of your business journey.

With Scandicorp, you gain more than a service provider; you gain a partner dedicated to your business success in Norway.

Contact and Consultation

Embarking on your business journey in Norway is just a conversation away. Scandicorp is here to guide you through every step of the process. For any inquiries or further information, you can easily reach us through the following contact details:


You can also call our direct number or will in the form in our contact page here

Our team is ready to assist you with any questions you may have about starting and running a business in Norway.

Free Initial Consultation

Understanding the intricacies of setting up a business in a new country can be daunting. To help you get started, Scandicorp offers a free, no-obligation initial consultation. This session is designed to provide you with an overview of the process, answer your initial questions, and assess how we can best support your business objectives in Norway.

Are you ready to take the first step towards establishing your business in Norway?

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Let Scandicorp be your trusted partner in navigating the Norwegian business landscape. Together, we can turn your business vision into a successful reality.

Start your business in Norway with Scandicorp
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