Coaching: Starting a business in Germany


This coaching will suit you if:

  • You’re planning to go freelance or self-employed in Germany
  • You want to found a company or explore the pros and cons of legal forms
  • You’re not sure how self-employment works with your residence permit
  • You’d like a custom list of everything you have to do and in which order to launch
This is a great place to send us a list of questions or give us some background information so we can prepare. Tip: if you're working on an application, create a shared folder online and give us the link and password here. Otherwise, you can upload documents (e.g. correspondence) below instead.
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    If you’re planning to go freelance or self-employed in Germany, wanting to found a company or trying to figure out which legal form would suit you best, this is a great place to start. In this coaching, we can:

    • Talk about potential conflicts or workarounds with your residence permit, if you have one
    • Discuss your line of work and projected income and potential tax, insurance or immigration implications
    • Tell you what to do to get started and in which order
    • Suggest bookkeeping solutions
    • Figure out how to employ people or hire contractors
    • Put you in touch with English-speaking professionals to help you further

    I’ve established businesses as a freelancer and a managing director and I’ve been helping expats with this stuff for 13 years. Iā€™d be delighted to share my knowledge and offer anecdotal pearls of wisdom.