The first step to starting a business in Botswana is registering the business. The Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) is responsible for registering businesses in Botswana.
A company secretary is needed to register the business with CIPA, as well as for registrations with BURS (Botswana Unified Revenue Services). Company Secretaries could be lawyers, accountants, or business consultants. Do Business Botswana partners has an in-house company secretary, and also works with legal firms where necessary.