I run my own company

Running your own business activity entails a number of obligations towards the state and local authorities. Taking into account the specificities of different tabs, we excluded settlements with the tax office (see also the guide Forms of taxation of economin activity) and Social Insurance Institution (ZUS).  In this tab you can find other issues which can be important while running your business.

Note! Find out more about facilitations for entrepreneurs who conduct economic acticity.

Right and obligations of entrepreneur

You must bear in mind that in addition to the payment of taxes and contributions, sometimes you have to comply with other obligations. We outlined for you the most common situations in section Rights and obligations.

If you conduct business, you should bear in mind the obligations related to the safe operation and development of business.  If you are planning to build, you should remember about the construction permit. On biznes.gov.pl you can find out how to obtain a construction permit.  For example, if you are planning to open a landfill, in the description of the service Decision on environmental conditions, you will find information on how to obtain an authorisation for conducting a business related to waste.   

Relations with customers

If you intend to sell goods or provide services to consumers (natural persons not conducting business activity), you have additional information obligations and you have to take into account provisions concerning the rights of consumers. If you sell goods online or outside your registered office you must keep in mind the specific regulations in this area.

If you want to know more, please consult the information in section Relations with customers.

Employment of workers

Find out the provisions connected with Employment of workers.

If you are a foreign entrepreneur, in this section you can get information on Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services in the territory of Poland – find out more.

Proxy

Sometimes professional help is necessary when you run your business. It is likely that you need some help from a member of your family with some office activities. Then a proxy might come in useful. How to authorise a proxy, what rights and obligations this person has and how much it may cost can be found in section Proxy.

Controls in a company

In order to verify whether you comply with all applicable provisions, you are subject to control of different institutions. The rules governing economic activity clearly define the responsibilities of the inspection bodies, and what rights you have towards them.

You want to know more — check the article on control.

Contacts with administration

If you do not agree with the decision of particular authority in your case or this authority does not respond to your requests, you have the right to lodge an appeal or complaint for failure to act. In order to find out about the appeal procedure at each stage and how to write a complaint for failure to act go to section Disputes with administrative bodies.

Suspension and resumption of economic activity

If for some reason you consider suspension or closing business activity -  read the information in section Suspension and the resumption of activities. You will find out how to carry out this process and also whether it is worth closing or suspending it or is it better to suspend it and wait for the further course of events. If you do not submit the application for  resumption in  due time, you  may be automatically removed from register of entrepreneurs. More information.

Check also what changes should be reported to CEIDG and how to do it.

 

Foreign trade

Perhaps you are planning to establish contact with foreign partner. More information on foreign trade can be found here.

Marketing and promotion

Good marketing strategy, which includes, inter alia, pricing strategy, brand management, appropriate promotion, will be the basis of the market success of your business.  In the section Marketing and Promotion you can find useful information on this subject. 

Operation of non-cash payments

Customers want to quickly and conveniently pay for goods and services.  The possibility of making a card payment or e-payment is a facility, owing to which you can gain a lot of new customers.  Learn more about the operation of non-cash payments. 

Secure business

Conducting business involves risks and responsibilities.  You should ensure that the business is safe for you, your workers and business partners. In the section Secure business you can find out more about the rules for secure conduct of business.

 

Intellectual property 

Have you come up with an interesting and innovative product?  Your goods are selling well and you are afraid that competition might copy them?  You need to know that your ideas, products, brands and solutions are your intellectual property and they can be subject to legal protection.  Find out more on protection of intellectual property in your business.

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