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Here is a portal for all Europe, you may find something useful there: Startup Europe Club

Starting a Business in Stuttgart

Foreign companies aiming to do business in Germany have a lot of questions that need answering. The Stuttgart Economic Development staff is happy to help.

Setting up a business

Any entrepreneur who wishes to start a business in Germany may do so: there are generally no restrictions limiting the establishment of new companies. Find out what steps are required for establishing the new business in Germany: from choosing the appropriate legal form for the business to entry in the trade register.

Procedure to start a business in Germany

Setting up a business can take many different forms. Do you want to set up a business by yourself, or do you want to team up with others? Are you planning to acquire an existing company? Have you thought about the legal structure your business will take? Below, we will outline the various ways of setting up a business in Germany, and why some people are “freelancers” and others are “self-employed”.

Visa for Startup Founders

Find out whether you require a visa to set up your business, and which other regulations might apply.

Women Entrepreneurs

In order to mobilise the potential of women start-ups in industry and on the market Germany supports women entrepreneurs. The National Agency for Women Start-ups Activities and Services (bga), which is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology, represents a first step towards increasing the number of businesses started by women. The bga offers the political, business, academic and public sectors a platform for information and services related to women entrepreneurship in all areas and phases of company foundation, consolidation and succession.

Tax and freelancers in Germany

Becoming a freelancer or business owner in Germany can seem like a complicated process but these steps will set you up as a self-employed worker in Germany.

Finance your projects with European Funds

Practical tools to design a successful approach to obtain EU Funds

Business Start-up and Support IHK Stuttgart

Start-ups, Ownership succession, financing.

Raising Business Angel Investment