Oslo's Agency for Business Development Services' (Næringsetaten) Seminar on How to Start a Business in Norway


The Agency for Business Development Services (Næringsetaten) of the City of Oslo will arrange an introductory course held in English language on how to start a business in Norway.

The course, which is aimed at foreigners considering to establish a company in Norway is free and is offered on the 30th of August, on the 4th of October and on the 22nd of November between 12pm-3pm, at Næringsetatens offices in Tollbugata 27 (entrance from street Øvre Slottsgate).

The course provides an introduction to the most important aspects of setting up a business in Norway covering a wide range of subjects:

  • How to register a company in Norway?
  • Deciding on how to choose the right corporate form
  • Reporting and tax obligations
  • The most important TAX and VAT issues
  • How to manage your own business?
  • How to prepare a business plan?
  • Smart things to know about Norwegian business culture before you start

There are only 50 seats available each of the three course days. Registration is based on a first come-first served basis.

Registration to the free introductory course can be done in three different ways: