Steps to starting a business in Slovenia, EU

Steps to starting a business in Slovenia, EU

It is good to be organized when starting a business in a new company. This means that you prepare all the necessary documents before starting a company, if you plan on opening one in Slovenia. To make it easier to understand we are writing the basic steps to starting a business in Slovenia, EU.

Steps to starting a business in Slovenia, EU – who will be shareholder of the company?

When doing business in Slovenia, the first step is to open a company here. Non-EU citizens can register an LTD company. It is a private company limited by shares and requires 7.500€ founding capital.

The first of the steps to starting a business is to decide who will be the owner of the company . The other name for the owner is the shareholder of the company. He/she provides the founding capital. There can be one or more shareholders within the company. If there are more shareholders, you also have to decide what percentage of ownership each of the shareholders will hold.

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Steps to starting a business in Slovenia, EU – who will be representative of the company?

In addition to the shareholders, the company in Slovenia also needs to appoint representative in order to do business in Europe. The legal representative can be the same person as the shareholder, or the company appoints someone who is not an owner of the company as well. The representative is the responsible person to sign all agreements and to conduct business of the company. He/she also bears the responsibility of the company’s business conduct. This person can be a Slovenian citizen but he/she can also be a foreigner. The company can appoint more than one legal representative.

Steps to starting a business in Slovenia, EU – obtaining Slovenian tax numbers

When you have decided who the owners and representatives of the company will be, the next in the steps to starting a business in Slovenia is obtain the Slovenian tax numbers for them. They can obtain them personally at the Slovenian tax office or a third party obtains it for them through power-of-attorney. It takes 8 days to obtain this tax number after submitting the application at the Slovenian tax office.

Steps to starting a business in Slovenia, EU – company registration

Once you have gathered all the documents, you will have to travel to Slovenia for company registration. The next in the steps to starting a business is the actual company registration. All shareholders and representatives need to travel to Slovenia to do so. This part of the process takes about 2 weeks to complete. Keep in mind that your company will also have to present a business address during company registration. To register the business address, you will need consent from the owner of the business address in form of a notarized statement.

During this part, you will sign the act of establishment of the company. Within this act, all the company’s essential information will be written. It will include the company’s name and business address, who the shareholders and representatives are, what the business activities will be, etc. With this document, you will go to the bank in Slovenia to open a temporary bank account. To this account you deposit the founding capital and once the company is officially established, you will need to activate the permanent bank account. This will complete company registration and you will be all set to start offering your services and products in Europe.

Data will help you understand the steps to starting a business in Slovenia, EU!

If you require assistance in company establishment, Data will be happy to offer you full support.

We can obtain the Slovenian tax number on your behalf. You can also sing the act of establishment at our office, as we are a licensed VEM point.

Our legal department will explain the steps to starting a business in Slovenia and also help you to abide by the Slovene legislation when already doing your business activity. They can also draft contracts for your company.

Data provides professional accountancy services as well as tax consultation.

We offer services of virtual office if your company needs a business address.

For more information on the steps to starting a business in Slovenia, EU, you can write to our email You can also contact us over the phone 00386 1 6006 270 or 00386 40 530 718 (Viber, WhatsApp). You can also follow us on Facebook.

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