Resources for Armenian                   Business Owners         Objective: The three main goals of this lesson are to und...
Introduction: Business in Armenia• Business Structures• Registration Process• Legislative Changes• Further InformationNovu...
Business StructuresMost common business structures in Armenia:     – Sole Proprietorships     – Joint Stock Companies     ...
Structure: Sole Proprietorships• Very simple• Governed by same laws as other businesses• Unlimited liability of owner for ...
Structure: Joint Stock Companies• Similar to an American or European corporation• Can issue and sell shares• Two types of ...
Structure: Limited Liability Companies• Founders are referred to as “Members”• Profits divided amongst members• Members li...
Structure: Business Partnership• Association of two or more individuals or  organizations• Two types:     – General Busine...
Recent Legal Changes                            https://www.e-register.amNovus Business and IT Training Program           ...
How to Register•   One-time fee of 17,000 AMD•   Apply in-person or electronically•   Approved or Rejected within 5 busine...
Other Considerations• Do you want a business seal?• Social Security Fund registration• Do you need a license?     – www.e-...
Further Information• Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development  National Center     – http://www.smednc.am/• Armenian ...
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The goal of this lesson is to provide a brief overview of the environment for doing business in Armenia. The three main points of this lesson are to understand what types of businesses can legally registered in Armenia, how interested individuals can register their businesses, and what organizations or websites you can go to for further information.

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Armenian Business Resources

  1. 1. Resources for Armenian Business Owners Objective: The three main goals of this lesson are to understand what types of businesses can legally registered in Armenia, how interested individuals can register their businesses, and what organizations or websites you can go to for further information.Novus Business and IT Training Program
  2. 2. Introduction: Business in Armenia• Business Structures• Registration Process• Legislative Changes• Further InformationNovus Business and IT Training Program 1
  3. 3. Business StructuresMost common business structures in Armenia: – Sole Proprietorships – Joint Stock Companies – Limited Liability Companies – Business PartnershipsNovus Business and IT Training Program 2
  4. 4. Structure: Sole Proprietorships• Very simple• Governed by same laws as other businesses• Unlimited liability of owner for obligations of the businessNovus Business and IT Training Program 3
  5. 5. Structure: Joint Stock Companies• Similar to an American or European corporation• Can issue and sell shares• Two types of structure: – Open – Closed• Shareholders held liable for “value” of stockNovus Business and IT Training Program 4
  6. 6. Structure: Limited Liability Companies• Founders are referred to as “Members”• Profits divided amongst members• Members liable for amount of initial investment• Most common structure in ArmeniaNovus Business and IT Training Program 5
  7. 7. Structure: Business Partnership• Association of two or more individuals or organizations• Two types: – General Business Partnership – Limited Business Partnership• General Partner vs. Limited PartnerNovus Business and IT Training Program 6
  8. 8. Recent Legal Changes https://www.e-register.amNovus Business and IT Training Program 7
  9. 9. How to Register• One-time fee of 17,000 AMD• Apply in-person or electronically• Approved or Rejected within 5 business days• Upon approval, receipt of: – Business Name – Business Registration – Tax Identification NumberNovus Business and IT Training Program 8
  10. 10. Other Considerations• Do you want a business seal?• Social Security Fund registration• Do you need a license? – www.e-gov.am• Do you need to register with the Customs Authority?Novus Business and IT Training Program 9
  11. 11. Further Information• Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center – http://www.smednc.am/• Armenian Development Agency – http://www.ada.am/arm/• Chamber of Commerce and Industry – http://www.armcci.am/am/home• Enterprise Incubator Foundation – http://www.eif.am/• U.S. Embassy in Armenia – http://armenia.usembassy.gov/business.htmlNovus Business and IT Training Program 10

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