Start your own business in Brandenburg
Want to become your own boss and plan a business? Numerous partners in Brandenburg are there to ensure you find your way to self-employment. Extensive support is provided across the state for all start-up phases via regional, target-group and sector-specific offers. In addition to starting a new business, there is also the possibility of taking over an existing, functioning company and leading it.
The offers are as diverse as your ideas are individual: An initial overview with information and offers for starting business in Brandenburg is offered by the “Gründungsnetz Brandenburg” as well as the Economic Development Agency Brandenburg (WFBB).
Initial questions on start-ups should be directed to the economic development agencies, the chambers of commerce and industry, the chambers of crafts and trades, and the orientation service in your city or rural district. Some regional networks are also able to help you along your journey to self-employment. Depending on the target group or the consultation requirement, the suitable offer is found together. This means that people with a migration background interested in setting up a business can contact the orientation service for migrants. The start-up workshops were launched for those under 30 who are interested in becoming an entrepreneur. Anyone looking to set an innovative idea in motion or start a business during their studies can make use of a dedicated service at the universities and colleges or the “Innovation Requires Courage” consulting and coaching service.
Amazon is launching a new initiative to help founders set up their own delivery service and deliver Amazon packages.
Amazon actively supports interested entrepreneurs in setting up their own delivery service. The entrepreneurs are guaranteed regular orders from Amazon as well as access to the company's delivery technologies, practice-oriented training and discounts on various goods and services, for example special delivery vehicles or work clothes with the Amazon logo as well as comprehensive insurance cover. In addition, Amazon commits to providing 500,000 euros to finance start-up costs for women entrepreneurs.
Amazon's offer includes, among other things, leasing of delivery vehicles, insurance services, provision of delivery equipment, uniforms for employees, fuel cards, payroll management systems, legal advice for the start-up as well as further legal support, tax and accounting services as well as support in hiring drivers.
Interested entrepreneurs who want to start their own Amazon parcel delivery service can find comprehensive information at logistics.amazon.de.
This online service helps you get started with establishing your own company and provides information on the most important aspects about start-ups.
The “Gründerforum” is a network that supports start-ups in the state capital of Potsdam.
Start-up services at universities
Overview of the contact partners for each university in the State of Brandenburg.
The start-up workshops were established for people under 30 interested in starting their own business.
Well-advised for self-employment
The brochure provides information about available funding for start-ups in the State of Brandenburg. It also lists advisory centres and introduces successful start-up founders.
Potsdam Chamber of Crafts and Trades
The Potsdam Chamber of Crafts and Trades provides the most important information for the journey to self-employment in the craft trades. Practical training advice from Potsdam Chamber of Crafts and Trades for companies and trainers, as well as for apprentices and their parents.
IbM – Innovation Requires Courage
IbM supports innovative knowledge-intensive and technology-oriented company founders by providing advice and coaching.
East Brandenburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The most important information from A to Z about the founding of CCI East Brandenburg is gathered here.
Potsdam Transfer is the central scientific institution for start-ups, innovation, and the transfer of knowledge and technology.
Regional orientation services for entrepreneurs
The orientation service site from the CCI project association summarises important links, contacts and information relating to setting up a business.
The Economic Development Agency Brandenburg (WFBB)
Important links relating to setting up a business are provided by the Economic Development Agency Brandenburg (WFBB).
Bürgschaftsbank Brandenburg GmbH
The Brandenburg guarantor bank helps entrepreneurs and the self-employed to obtain credit when collateral cannot be provided. The bank offers various schemes in this regard.
EXIST is a funding programme from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Entrepreneur support from the Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (ILB)
In its role as the Business Promotion Bank in the Federal State of Brandenburg (ILB) will support you with a range of funding opportunities in setting up your own business.
The funding navigator provides an overview of the support on offer from the state, federal government and the European Union.
Technologie- und Gründerzentrum im Land Brandenburg e.V.
The umbrella organisation of the technology and start-up centres in the State of Brandenburg supports entrepreneurs and innovative companies.
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