Minimum level of education to start a business in Slovenia

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Minimum level of education to start a business is not a precondition to start a business

What is the minimum level of education to start a business? For which businesses it is a precondition? These are the two main questions we will try to answer in this article. In essence, you need minimum level of education to open craft activities from the Standard Industrial Classification of Activities (SIC 2008). Do you plan to open a business in Slovenia? Maybe you want to migrate your business here? Just call us on +386 40 530 718 (Viber/WhatsApp) and schedule a meeting with our experts!

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For most activities, you don’t need it

To begin with, individuals often include trade activities as company’s activities. However, there is no minimum level of education necessary for these activities. Similarly, there is no educational requirement for catering, simple construction work, business consultancy, marketing activities. In this case, we refer to activities that are not subject to regulation under SIC 2008. Is your business idea on this list? Maybe you do need minimum education? What kind of education? We will see that below. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, send us an email at Or call us on +386 40 530 718 (Viber/WhatsApp). We will be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule a meeting and start a company registration process in no time! Do you know that the procedure is much easier with our help? Let us assure you!

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When do you need it? Some examples

In essence, there are some cases where you do need minimum level of education. Which are they? Let us explain. For instance, for real estate brokerage, you need license that is in the register of real estate and additional insurance for liability. In this case, you need a certificate for ‘estate agent’. Likewise, for recruitment agency you need VII level of education. To point out, you will need also a professional test as the minimum level of qualification to start a business. Do you find this helpful? Do you have a business idea and want to realize it with the help of DATA? Don’t hesitate to contact us! Our experts will be happy to help!

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Another example is home childcare. That is also a regulated activity. For that reason, you need to meet a number of conditions. What are the conditions? One includes a minimum level of education. Again, you will need at least to complete the educational program that leads to a secondary vocational qualification or a grammar school; other educational requirements subject to laws and regulations; or the possession of qualification for pre-school educators, like assistant educators, educators, teachers and counsellors.

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Craft activities and minimum level of education to start a business

With attention to craft activities, you need minimum level of education. The Regulation on the definition of craft activities defines which are craft and craft-like activities in the NACE Rev. 1. To list, here are some examples: small manufacture; construction; hairdressing and beauty services; repair of equipment; maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, bakery etc. As a result, if you are a holder of this activity, you need to get a craft license. The license is subject to at least a minimum level of education. This usually refers to a national vocational qualification (NPQ) in a particular field.

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Example of a craft activity and minimum level of education

Now we will illuminate one simple example. Just to clarify things. In order to carry out the activities 10.710; Manufacture of bread, fresh pastry products and cakes and 10.720; Manufacture of rusks and biscuits; you needs a craft license. Therefore, anyone can take up this activity if he/she has the training for the NPK ; maker of traditional bread, cakes, which is the minimum level of education to start a business. Does this interest you? Do you have any of these skills and want to start a business? Do you have business dilemmas? Maybe you want to know more about taxes in Slovenia? Don’t hesitate to call us on +386 40 530 718 (Viber/WhatsApp)We provide all sorts of business and tax services.

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What if the business owner doesn’t qualify?

In either case, what if the business owner does not qualify for the activity? Though, you still want to start a business? What can you do here? Is there a potential solution? Yes, there is! In this case, you can employ a person who has the right qualifications. Even for a part-time. To that end, you can perform managerial functions.

That sounds nice, right? Let’s see one example.

Let’s say you business provides hairdressing services. This is a craft which may be carried out by a person who has completed training as a hairdresser. In this case, your are a mechanical technician by training. What then, you ask? Then, you may register a business and activity 96.021: Hairdressing. After you set up the business, you will employ a hairdresser in a salon. And then the professional will obtain a craft license to carry out the activity. Does this sound like a good solution? Do you plan to start a business in Slovenia? What kind of business? What ideas do you have in mind? So, are you ready for a business success? Don’t hesitate! Contact us and start your process today!

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