Master list: Business Management
The Business Management section of the blog aims to help you operate your business in Germany as a savvy entrepreneur. As you can probably tell a work in progress but if there’s something you want to learn about, drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org. What else can I learn? We also have master lists for … Read more
Arbeitsvertrag: What employment contracts need to contain in Germany
Contracts between you and your employees provide legal certainty for your employment relationships. But, you can’t just put anything into an employment contract – there are rules you have to follow. This article will give you tips on how to draw up a legally compliant employment contract. Contents: Purpose of an employment contract Drafting employment … Read more
Loans in Germany: The legal stuff you should know
Often companies can find themselves with more payables than funds. Taking out a business loan can be the solution. But, how is a loan defined in Germany? What does a German loan contract contain? What should you know about it?
This article answers these questions and more, including the difference between a loan contract and a loan-in-kind contract. Read more
How to grab an investors attention: A primer on the key figures that hook in investors.
How do you grab an investor’s attention? Sport a good looking company valuation. But, this is easier said than done. A company valuation is a complicated thing with a matrix of key figures. Find out here which of these figures are the most enticing for potential investors. Read more
What’s with compulsory insurance (Pflichtversicherung) for the self-employed & freelancers?
Almost every type of insurance imaginable is on offer in Germany. Many policies are not necessary bar special circumstances. But, there is an insurance called Pflichtversicherung which is compulsory for certain endeavours. Here we explore what this insurance is and whether you’ve properly protected your business from the slings of arrows of the market place. … Read more
How to find investors in Germany or: What is the best funding strategy for my company?
As a company by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, one question we get asked time and time again is: How do I find investors for my company? We believe that the best strategy is a common sense one, tailored to Germany’s cultural idiosyncrasies. Here we teach you company fundraising 101 with a German flavour. Read more