WE’LL HELP YOU FIND
Sofia IS programme is the first city initiative in Bulgaria to unite the local administration and companies from the city to provide integrated services for investor inquiries and free assistance that covers every stage of setting up a business in Sofia.
The partnership is under the initiative and coordination of Invest Sofia. It includes independent international consulting companies with operations in the city, whose expertise covers the full range of necessary initial activities in exploring the business environment and opportunities of Sofia as an investment destination.
FULL RANGE OF
Sofia IS brings together teams of international companies with expertise in business analysis; financial and legal consulting; labour market and human capital; office, commercial, and industrial real estate; administrative reliefs, and many others. Their experience so far forms a rich total portfolio of over 80 companies – local and international, from all sectors of the economy, looking for expertise while starting or expanding their activities in Sofia. You can see the list of services they will provide free of charge within the Sofia IS pro- gramme and the companies in their portfolio in the business cards attached below.
PRO BONO SERVICES
ENVIRONMENT FOR NEW INVESTORS
As the largest economic center in the country and the one that has attracted the most investments, Sofia already offers a mature business environment in which the public and private sectors can continue to develop the city’s entrepreneurial spirit. The readiness of local independent expert companies to be part of such a programme supports Sofia’s brand as a regional tech and entrepreneurship center – a place where it is easy to start a new business and where investors will find a friendly and inclusive environment.
Sofia Investment Agency offers free support at every stage of setting up a business in the city – from initial data collection, business climate analysis, assessment of the business environment, opportunities in a particular industry, consultation on the requirements of local and national legislation to networking, support for selection of a place for an office/production base and assistance in going through the necessary administrative procedures before starting operations in the city. With the local companies experience added in a joint initiative for expert support, the Sofia IS programme will provide potential investors with free assistance for the full range of key first steps to establishing a successful business in Sofia.