Master List: Business Management

updated on 2. April 2024 4 minutes reading time
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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, it’s a work in progress, but if there’s something you want to learn about, drop us a line at

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We also have master lists for each section of the blog. We hope you find it useful!

Master list: Business Management

Assessing company names: Is my company name still available?
A great company name is worth more than most people think. This article will help you determine whether your company name is up to scratch.
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.

How to find investors in Germany. Or: What is the best funding strategy for my company?
How do I find investors for my company? The best strategy is a common-sense one tailored to Germany’s cultural quirks.
How to grab an investor’s attention: A primer on the key figures that hook in investors
How to reel in German investors.

Arbeitsvertrag: What employment contracts need to contain
You can’t just put anything into an employment contract – there are rules to follow.
Employee rights & obligations: German labour law explained in plain English
Employment law is complicated and onerous in Germany – make sure you’ve got a handle on the fundamentals.
Hiring employees in Germany: Your employer checklist
When you hire new employees, there are several obligations and tasks that you must complete as an employer. 

Trade Insurance Institutions (Berufsgenossenschaften): Index of competencies
What services do trade insurance institutions offer, and which ones should I register with?
Sozialkassen: What you need to know about social insurance funds +
A cheat sheet of the main social security organisations, their responsibilities and contact information.

What’s with compulsory insurance for the self-employed & freelancers?
Here, we explore what type of insurance Pflichtversicherung is and whether you’re protected from the slings of arrows of the marketplace.
Business insurance for founders: A guide to protecting your company
The founders guide to business insurance in Germany, including commercial and professional indemnity insurance, contents insurance, etc.
Versicherungen: What types of insurance do I need if I’m self-employed in Germany?
What insurance do entrepreneurs need in Germany? This article provides an overview of the most important business and personal insurance covers for business owners and founders.
Are you self-employed but also have a side job in Germany? What you should know about health insurance
How to figure out your health insurance if you’re self-employed and employed.

Loans in Germany: The legal stuff you should know
How is a loan defined in Germany? What does a German loan contract contain? What should you know about it?

Dissolving a GmbH or UG: How to close down a company
A guide to what you need to do and what special requirements apply at each stage of the closing down process.
How to close a business in Germany: A guide for the self-employed
How to make a tax-efficient transition to employment.


AGB: General terms & conditions
Get a better understanding of AGBs (general terms and conditions) in Germany with our comprehensive guide. Navigate critical clauses and legal compliance with ease.


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