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The business idea: The foundation of every venture

Contents How to find the right business idea The discovery phase Ask the right questions Evolve existing business models Tap into current trends Open a franchise Take over a business Discover business ideas at the DPMA Put your business idea to the test Critically question the idea Feedback einholen Financing Investors Crowdfunding Protect your business …

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Gewerbeerlaubnis: Do I need a licence for my business in Germany?

Contents What is a Gewerbeerlaubnis? Which businesses need a Gewerbeerlaubnis?  Registration obligation Gewerbeerlaubnis criteria Want to know more?    [BEGIN: Insert an Image between this tag] [END insert Image] Got questions about setting up a business in Germany? Startup expert 10+ years experience Hi, I’m Andreas and I’ve been advising businesses in Germany for over …

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Taking your first steps as an entrepreneur in Germany: How to get off on the right foot

Contents What’s next after officially starting your business? Registrations, applications, insurance Steuernummer (tax number) / USt-ID (VAT ID No.) Betriebsnummer (company number) Membership in the IHK or HWK Take out insurance Impressum (legal imprint) Google Maps EORI-Nummer beantragen Business accounting Do the bookkeeping in-house or outsource it? Eröffnungsbilanz (opening balance sheet)  Umsatzsteuer-Voranmeldung (advance return for …

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Getting ready to start a business in Germany: What do I need to think about?

Contents Preparing mentally Planning and analysis Takeover, franchise or starting from scratch Information and advice Permits and further training Business plan Starting capital More on getting started   The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Business in Germany Chapter 1: Business visas, residence & work permits Chapter 2: Business legal forms in Germany Chapter 3: Preparing …

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