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What is the procedure to start a business in Copenhagen?

It is easy to start a business and to get a CVR number in Denmark. You just use the website (in Danish) and register there.

Starting a business

Before you start a business, basically you have to:

When you are ready to start your business:

  • Register your company at It is easy to register a company, even though the website is in Danish. You just have to press the orange button that says ‘start’ and log on with NemID. 

When you have registered your company, you get a CVR number.

The difficult part is to get the good idea, to create a network and to find a customer segment. Business House Copenhagen can help you with all this.

Contact Københavns Erhvervshus (Business House Copenhagen)

Contact Business House Copenhagen (Københavns Erhvervshus) if you wish a personal meeting.

Phone: +45 33 66 33 33

You can call us or send us an e-mail from
8 AM to 10 PM (mon-thu) and
8 AM to 6 PM (fri)


When you run a registered business, you have to make annual accounts and report VAT ('moms'). You do that with SKAT.

See the rules with SKAT.