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. Assessing company names: Is my company name still available? How can … 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 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. Compulsory … 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
Assessing company names: Is my company name still available in Germany?
A great company name is worth more than most people think. The financial value becomes especially apparent when customers begin to confuse one company for another. To avoid such situations, you should carefully assess your desired company name before forming your company. firma.de has put together an overview of what to keep in mind when … Read more
How can I protect my company’s name in Germany?
How can I protect a name for a company? The most reliable method is to register the company name as a trademark. For trademark protection in Germany, a trademark application at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt) is required. International or European trademarks must be protected at the Office of … Read more
Trade Insurance Institutions (Berufsgenossenschaften): Index of Competencies
What services do trade insurance institutions (Berufsgenossenschaften) offer, and which ones should I register with? firma.de has indexed every trade insurance institution for you, including their contact information and areas of responsibility. You’ll also find information on the benefits offered by the social accident insurers and how they are organised. Read more