In an attempt to encourage the
creation of new businesses in Portugal and to reduce the
lengthy waiting times of creating these businesses, the
Portuguese government introduced a new scheme called
Empresa Na Hora (company in an hour) in January 2006.
Essentially Empresa Na Hora are one
stop shops allowing the easy creation of businesses,
under one roof all within an hour. Empresa Na Hora's
however have not replaced the more traditional Centro de
Formalidades das Empresas, but complement the services
provided to a wider audience.
The creation of Empresa Na Hora is a
huge step forward in Portugal's economic future, facilitating and easing the process
of starting a business. For information on the nearest
Empresa Na Hora in your area, click on the link below.
Where is the Nearest Empresa Na
Hora to me?
If you do wish to know how to start a
company or business in Portugal, read more in depth
information in our How to Start a Business in Portugal.