Start a Company

How to finance your idea!

Here are 10 ways to finance your idea.

JohnnyVaetNordskog_state_of_the_city_print_MG_3298

10 ways to finance your idea

Find a place to be

It’s better to work together than alone. Find your co-working space in Oslo!

Oslo Startup Map

Registration with the VAT Register

A business must be registered with the VAT Register when the total value of sales and withdrawals that fall under the scope of the Norwegian VAT Act exceeds NOK 50,000 during a 12-month period.

Altinn – Who is liable to VAT?
Norwegian Tax Administration – Value Added Tax

Register company

All enterprises are registered in the National Register of Business Enterprises (Brønnøysundregisteret). You can do it online or on paper.

Altinn – Registration of the enterprise
Online registration form (Norwegian page, but with English guidelines)

Protect your idea!

At the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) there are three types of protection you can apply for: industrial designs, trademarks and patents.

Norwegian Industrial Property Office – Protecting good ideas

Join our network

There are many events on the Oslo Startup scene – every week. Get to know other entrepreneurs, share ideas and be successful!

Oslo Startup & Entrepreneurs Meetup
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Accounts and audits

You do not have to use external help with your accounting, but you are responsible for making sure the numbers are correct. Hence, having an accountant is recommended. If your annual turnover is more than NOK 5 million you are normally required to get your accounting audited by a licensed auditor.

Find out if you need an accountant
Norwegian Tax Administration – Duties for your company in Norway
The Norwegian Association of Authorised Accountants (NARF)

Company structure

There are four main structures to choose from when setting up a small enterprise: limited company, partnership, sole proprietorship or cooperative societies.

Altinn – Choosing form of incorporation