Information Setting up a business in a Business Centre

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Direction de l'Expansion Économique

9 rue du Gabian
MC 98000 MONACO

Business Development Agency :
(+377) 98 98 98 00
(+377) 98 98 88 12

Fax : (+377) 92 05 75 20

Opening Hours : from 9h30 to 17h00 from monday to friday

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Direction de l'Expansion Économique

9 rue du Gabian
MC 98000 MONACO

Opening Hours : from 9h30 to 17h00 from monday to friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 98 00

Fax : (+377) 92 05 75 20

Send us an email
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Principle

It is possible to set up a business or a company head office in a Business Centre for varying lengths of time, under certain conditions.
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The various options available 

These options do not apply to regulated activities.

“Start Up MC” option 

Shared office which can accommodate a maximum of ten businesses.

Exclusively for sole traders, Professional activity (PR), Craftsmen (AR) and Sales Agent (AC).

Conditions:

♦ For nationals and spouses who are in receipt of a grant to set up a business
♦ Available only during set-up
♦ Businesses may not hire staff, receive customers or store stock on the premises

Duration: Six months, renewable once (maximum of one year).

“Start Up” option 

Shared office which can accommodate a maximum of ten businesses.

Exclusively for sole traders, Professional activity (PR),  Craftsmen (AR) and Sales Agent (AC).

Conditions:

♦ Available only during set-up
♦ Businesses may not hire staff, receive customers or store stock on the premises

Duration:

♦ For non-Monegasques: three months, renewable once (maximum of six months)
♦ For Monegasques: Six months, renewable once (maximum of one year)

“Primo” option

Open space with dedicated office which can accommodate a maximum of five businesses, for a minimum of one fixed day per week, specified in the contract.

Exclusively for sole traders, Professional activity (PR), Craftsmen (AR) and Sales Agent (AC).

Conditions:

♦ During set-up, following the use of the “Start Up” option or once the business is up and running
♦ Businesses may not hire staff, receive customers or store stock on the premises

Duration: Maximum of two years.

“Primo R” option

Open space with dedicated office which can accommodate a maximum of five businesses, for a minimum of one fixed day per week, specified in the contract.

Exclusively for sole traders, Professional activity (PR),  Craftsmen (AR) and Sales Agent (AC).

Conditions:

♦ During set-up, following the use of the “Start Up” option or once the business is up and running
♦ Businesses may not hire staff, receive customers or store stock on the premises

Duration: Unlimited (certain conditions apply)

“Administrative accommodation” option

Open space with dedicated office which can accommodate a maximum of five businesses, for five days per week: this will be specified in the contract.

For individuals only.

Conditions: 

♦ During set-up, following the use of the “Start Up” option or a “primo” option or once the business is up and running
♦ Requests will be assessed on a case by case basis and depending on the business, in consultation with the Business Development Agency
♦ Businesses may not hire staff, receive customers or store stock on the premises

Duration: Three years, renewable for three-year periods, subject to certain conditions.

“Campus” option

Open space with dedicated office which can accommodate a maximum of one business, for five days per week: this will be specified in the contract.

Available only to the following types of business: SNC, SARL and SCS. Not available to SAMs.

Conditions: Business may not hire staff, receive customers or store stock on the premises.

Duration: Maximum of three years, non-renewable, from the date of publication of the notice of the company’s establishment in the Journal de Monaco.

“Exclusive office” option 

Available to all legal entities with the exception of those operating as a Company Services Provider (CSP).

Conditions: During set-up or once the business is up and running; business may hire staff.

Duration: Unlimited

For SAMs: a minimum space of 25 m² is required, which must be increased depending on the number of employees.

For all other legal entities: a minimum space of 9 m² is required, which must be increased depending on the number of employees.

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Last update: 30/06/2016

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