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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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