Prior to Open a company, it is highly recommended to get as much advice and information as possible. Since there are several support to business in Germany, it is up to the entrepreneur to determine which is the most advantageous for their startup.
In Germany it is very easy to obtain consultancy services, including:
Provides, free of charge, general advice on matters related to starting a business. That's why there are several around the country, and the entrepreneur must identify what is closest.
Provides, free of charge, general advice on matters related to starting a business. In other words, there are several spread across the country and the entrepreneur can choose the one that is most convenient.
For example, the Engineers Association of German Consultants, a German Association of Journalists, etc., which offer various ways to support, including advice for beginners, publications and information related to the profession.
Across support programs financial support of the federal government, it supports people who are starting their businesses and especially small and medium-sized enterprises. More information can be consulted on here.
Tax consultants provide assistance in matters relating to tax law and business management. In addition, they provide support in choosing the correct legal framework. In order for more information about these, it is advised to access the websites of the Federal Chamber of German Tax Consultants or German Association of Tax Consultants.
Lawyers and notaries provide support, for example, in matters related to the legal structure and contractual matters (legal structure, purchase contract, etc.). More information about these can be found on the websites of the German Bar Association, gives Federal Chamber of Lawyers, or from Chamber representing the German civil law notaries.
Business consultants can offer detailed advice on business management issues (concept, marketing, organization, control, etc.). More information about these can be found in the Consultant Base, Association of Business Consultants and Economists or BVW-The Consultant Association.
If the entrepreneur receives unemployment benefit I or II and wants to become self-employed, he may be a candidate for a start-up or integration allowance from the Federal Employment Agency.
Corresponds to one of the main sources of support to business in Germany. Provides support to anyone who wants to start a business, whether in advice and planning or financing these. Thus, the support programs of the most important federal government:
First is My microcredit. It is an offer by the Germany microcredit fund aimed at all small and young companies that are not receiving bank loans. Thus, this loan cannot exceed €25 000 and is usually done in stages. This one support it lasts for up to 4 years.
Funded by the Special ERP Fund (ERP-SV) and the European Social Fund (ESF) in order to subsidize investments for startup and small and medium enterprises. Therefore, this fund varies between €50,000 and €150,000 and has a duration of up to 10 years.
Financed by the KfW banking group in order to support businesses startups, freelancers and small companies, the value of which goes up to €100,000 and has a duration of up to 10 years.
Similar to the previous one however this one is aimed at companies that need more financing. The value of this goes up to 25 million euros and has a duration of up to 20 years.
It is a program that serves to promote projects startups or consolidate small and medium businesses that have not been in business for more than 3 years through loans. The value of this goes up to 500 000 € and has a duration of 15 years.
It supports students, graduates and scientists from universities and research institutes who want to transform their business idea into a business plan. Thus, the projects of startup they must be technological, innovative or knowledge-based projects with unique characteristics and good commercial prospects for success.
Finally, we support to business in Germany Make it in Germany stands out. This is the German federal government's multilingual portal for foreign professionals around the world that provides information for those interested in moving to Germany or wanting to start a business in Germany.