Commercial & retail activities

Commercial & retail activities - Malta Business

Are you ready to embark on the exciting journey of starting a commercial & retail business in Malta? Look no further!

At Malta Business, we understand that launching a business venture can be a daunting task. That’s why we are here to turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

Our ‘Business Start-up’ service is designed to provide comprehensive support and guidance to entrepreneurs and businesses wishing to establish themselves in Malta’s vibrant and dynamic market.

Malta’s entrepreneurship ecosystem is thriving and is an ideal place for entrepreneurs and businesses to flourish. With its strategic location, competitive tax incentives and supportive government policies, Malta offers fertile ground for business.

We at Malta Business are committed to facilitating your entrepreneurial journey and helping you make the most of the opportunities this vibrant island nation has to offer.

Explore Malta’s vibrant retail landscape with Malta Business. Our comprehensive support services empower entrepreneurs to thrive in the local commercial ecosystem.

How can we help you?

Contact us at the Malta Business  office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

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Services & Assistance

Unlock the full potential of your business venture with Malta Business’ comprehensive support services. We provide the essential tools for your success in Malta’s thriving business landscape.

We can provide the following services for the commercial & retail activities:

  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Assistance
  • Market Research
  • Taxation and Accounting
  • Location and Real Estate
  • Workforce Recruitment

According to the client’s request, where necessary, services will be entrusted to consultants and professionals authorised under the laws of Malta.

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Wholesale and retail sector in Malta

Malta boasts a thriving business community in a variety of sectors. We explore the numbers of the wholesale and retail sector in Malta.


Brief overview

  • There were 58,386 active business units in Malta.
  • Active businesses in the Wholesale and retail trade; Professional, scientific and technical activities and Construction covered 41.0 per cent of total active business units.
  • 69.1 per cent of active business units were sole proprietors and partnerships while 28.6 per cent were limited liability companies and plc.
  • Provisional figures indicate that there were 20,033 employers in Malta in 2022.

FAQ: Learn more about our service

Malta Business offers a range of services to support your retail business. We can help you with legal compliance, business planning, securing financing, market research, tax and accounting, finding the right location and recruiting the workforce, ensuring a smooth start to your retail journey in Malta. Where necessary, services will be carried out by our licensed partners and service providers.

Conducting market research with Malta Business helps you gain valuable insights into your target market. We provide data on consumer preferences, competitive analysis and growth opportunities, enabling you to make informed decisions and adapt your retail strategy to succeed in the Maltese market.

We support you in workforce recruitment, including talent acquisition, HR policy development and training programmes. Our goal is to help you build a competent and motivated team that aligns with the needs and goals of your retail business, ensuring long-term success and growth.

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