Thinking of starting your own business in Colombia? Find useful links and addresses here.

Are you thinking of starting your own business in your country of origin, Colombia?

We have put together a selection of links on starting a business in Colombia that we, our partners and Business Ideas for Development participants have found useful.

Ministries, chambers of commerce and organisations

Thorough research is essential when you are drafting a solid business plan. As well as conducting in-depth market analysis, you need to factor in the national regulatory framework. What is the tax and customs situation? Are there any currency restrictions? What administrative processes do you need to deal with? What state funding and training opportunities are there? Information on all these issues can be found on the websites of government ministries, chambers of commerce and other relevant organisations.

Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones - MinTIC Ministerio del Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural – MADR Ministerio de Minas y Energía Ministerio del Trabajo Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público Cámara de Comercio de Armenia y del Quindío Cámara de Comercio de Barranquilla Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá Cámara de Comercio de Bucaramanga Cámara de Comercio de Cali Cámara de Comercio de Cartagena Cámara de Comercio de Casanare Cámara de Comercio de Cúcuta Cámara de Comercio de Manizales por Caldas Cámara de Comercio de Medellín para Antioquia Cámara de Comercio de Villavicencio ACOPI – el gremio de la micro, pequeña y mediana empresa ANDI - Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia German-Colombian Chamber of Industry and Commerce Fedesarrollo – Centro de Investigación Económica y Social ProColombia – Exportationes, Turismo, Inversión marca país

Networks for start-ups


News and information platforms

The following platforms provide further useful information and news about starting a business.


Further information


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