Master list: Company Formation
The Company Formation section of firma.de’s blog is filled with articles aimed at educating you on the bureaucratic ins and outs of establishing a business in Germany. We’ve categorised all the posts so you can quickly search and go! Contents GmbH UG (haftungsbeschränkt) Holding companies GbR Einzelunternehmen/sole proprietorships/freelancing AG Types of businesses (specific industries) GmbH … Read more
How to register a company in Germany: A company formation checklist
Want to set up a limited liability company (UG or GmbH) in Germany? We’ve put together a roadmap to help guide you through the formation process. This will save you hours of research as we’ve included everything you need to get registered in one neat checklist. Get ready for some fun German terminology! In true … Read more
Digital business accounts: A comparison of online banks in Germany
No matter what kind of entrepreneur you are, opening a business (bank) account is your ticket to better financial management. Depending on your business, online banks and fintech companies use digitalisation to make this type of account even better. In this article, you’ll get a primer on the online banks in Germany and the digital business accounts they offer. Read more
Digital GmbH incorporation: Everything you need to know about the new online notary appointment
It’s finally happening, the option to incorporate a German limited liability company (GmbH etc.) online is on the horizon. This means that the in-person notary appointment will no longer be mandatory to set up a company in Germany.
We’ve put together a brief introduction to the upcoming online formation and the new draft law that is making it possible. Read more
How to fill out the Gewerbeanmeldung (trade registration) form
This is your guide on how to fill in the Gewerbeanmeldung (trade registration) form correctly. Find out what you need to pay attention to register your business successfully. German bureaucrats are merciless when it comes to paperwork so make sure it’s flawless! Under § 14 of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (Gewerbeordnung, or … Read more
How to do a shareholders’ resolution (Gesellschafterbeschluss) for the GmbH
The shareholders’ resolution (Gesellschafterbeschluss) of the GmbH (Germany’s limited liability company) is the most important part of every shareholders’ meeting. It is the only way that major decisions concerning a company can be made.
In this compact yet comprehensive guide, find out what a successful shareholders’ resolution for a company involves, including how to run a shareholders’ meeting and how to correctly format a resolution. Read more