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How to Develop a Financial Plan Building on the ways of financing, we will talk today about developing a solid financial plan. In the financial plan, you outline the expected

Do I need a visa to start your business? The answer to this question generally can be divided into three parts: German or EU/EFTA citizens Third countries without a visa

3 Questions to Success The start of every great company is an idea. Apple’s first computer was created because Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak wanted to become independent of the

Learning German when coming to Germany There is a new trend in business which could not only transform the way we think about economy but also offers great potential for

Ways to Finance Your Business When you start your own business, you have a wide variety of financing options available. However, not all of them are equally suitable for every

Porter’s 5 Forces

Porter’s 5 Forces What is it about? After coming up with a business idea, filling out the business model canvas and developing the company’s mission, there is still a missing

How to Register with the German tax office (Finanzamt) – If you have successfully registered with your trade office, the tax office („Finanzamt“) will contact you to register your business for

Costs of Starting a Business in Germany At the beginning of any business foundation, there are often formation costs and investments so that the company can start regular business operations.

Accounting Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs in Germany What is accounting? Accounting records all payments such as income from sales, expenses for raw materials and supplies or the servicing of liabilities. Investments

How to Have a Side Business in Germany – Many people do not dare to take the step into self-employment, because they think that they will have to give up

Registering your Address in Germany – The first official step, if you have not already done so and are already in Germany, is to register your address („Anmeldung“). If you

How to Find and Develop your Business Idea – The very first step to starting your own business is of course a good business idea. You first have to think

How to find the right Health Insurance in Germany – If you already have health insurance, you must inform your insurance company that you are a self-employed from now on. Health

3 great Startup and Entrepreneurship Movies When you are working hard on your business, it’s also important to relax sometimes. And what better way is there than to watch a

Developing a Website Arbeitsagentur/Jobcenter (Employment Agency/Job Center) General tasks The employment agencies and job centers are there to find work for people. They also pay out Arbeitslosengeld (unemployment benefits). The

How to Get your Business Idea market-ready – You have finally found your personal business idea and want to mature it for the market? In this post we’ll show you

All costs to start a business in Germany – How much does it cost to start your own business in Germany and what you should I think about? https://youtu.be/VKkUtXBsNt8 In

5 Startup Books for Entrepreneurs In his recent Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session, Bill Gates, billionaire and Microsoft co-founder, was asked what advice he’d offer to a young person looking to

Accounting softwares When it comes to reporting your finances the German government has strict standards to adhere to. While it is possible to tackle this all on your own in

How to Create a Business Plan in Germany – If you’ve already thought a lot about your business, let us help you now to sort your thoughts out. A business

Health Insurance for Entrepreneurs Although freelancers and self-employed persons are also subject to a general insurance obligation, freelancers and self-employed persons enjoy a freedom of choice and can choose between

How to Register your Business in Germany – To officially register your company in Germany, you have to go to the „Gewerbeamt“ (thats the german trade office) and get a „Gewerbeschein“ (thats the trade

Learning German when coming to Germany Why you should learn German With establi, we want to help people to become self-employed in Germany without having to speak fluent German. Nevertheless,

The Pareto Principle – Boost Your Productivity powerful tool in productivity management which can help you to structure your day better and become more efficient: the Pareto Principle. Do you

Developing a Website

Developing a Website Why is it important to have your own website? For most forms of self-employment, a professional homepage is the basic requirement for being taken seriously by customers.

How to Advertise your Business in Germany Efficient advertising can make a major contribution to the success of a company. Used correctly, advertising not only helps to attract new customers,

How to Finance your business in Germany – Financing your business is one of the biggest hurdles in starting a business and the reason many give up on the dream

What Challenges you will face after the Foundation of the Company – As a company founder, you are your own boss. That’s great but that also means you have a

Do I need a visa to start your business? The answer to this question generally can be divided into three parts: German or EU/EFTA citizens Third countries without a visa

How to find the Right Legal Form for your Business in Germany – If you want to start your own business in Germany, one of the first steps you need

Writing Invoices as an Entrepreneur in Germany What to consider when writing invoices Founders and entrepreneurs need to know the legal issues when writing an invoice. First and foremost, there

Business Taxes in Germany

Business Taxes in Germany Income tax (Einkommenssteuer), trade tax (Gewerbesteuer), input tax and sales tax (Vor- und Umsatzsteuer) – as a start-up you have to deal with numerous types of

K. Fry about Networking

The Pareto Principle – Boost Your Productivity powerful tool in productivity management which can help you to structure your day better and become more efficient: the Pareto Principle. Do you

Legal forms in Germany

Legal forms in Germany A legal form creates the legal framework for entrepreneurial activity. The choice of legal form influences tax and accounting obligations, liability or the external appearance including

Business Model Canvas

Business Model Canvas The Business Model Canvas (BMC) was developed in 2008 by Alexander Osterwalder and his Co-Author Yves Pigneur in their book Business Model Generation. Soon it started to

All Taxes that Entrepreneurs Have to Pay in Germany – In Germany, you pay relatively high taxes compared to other countries. The good news is that the tax system is not

How to Build a Website for your Business in Germany – There are different ways and tools you can build up your website with. Nowadays, owning a website for his

Do I need a visa to start your business? The answer to this question generally can be divided into three parts: German or EU/EFTA citizens Third countries without a visa

How to Get a Trade License in Germany – If you know that you are a trader and want to register a trade, you must apply for a trade license

Categories of Work Permits in Germany – To be allowed to live and work in Germany legally, you must have a German work and residence permit. You don’t have to

The best Ways to Learn the German language – How important it is to learn the German language and what the best ways are to get started? With establi, we

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Get to know the most important steps to start your on business

blog post cover 10 steps

Starting your own business is not to be underestimated. It requires a lot of courage, passion, ambition, and, above all, good preparation. That could save you a lot of time and trouble. In this article we show you clearly how you can start your own business in Germany in 10 steps.

All the Authorities you will encounter on your business journey

On the way to registering your company, you will have to deal with a number of authorities. It is important to know which ones exist, what they are responsible for and which ones are relevant for you. In this overview you will find a compact summary of the information!