Magazine Apply now for the KfW Start-up Award!

The application phase for this year’s KfW Start-up Award has begun. We are looking for innovative ideas from all over Germany.

Magazine First Aid at Work: Not just a mandatory exercise!

An accident can happen quickly, and even customers or suppliers can get injured in the company, experience a medical emergency, and be in need of first aid.

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Magazine Green Startups: Green Startup Monitor 2024

The Green Startup Monitor 2024 reveals that almost one third of German startups are green startups.

Magazine Knowledge about obligations in social insurance

As a self-employed individual, with or without employees, you must also be familiar with the various regulations of social insurance – and not only in theory, but especially in practical implementation as well.

Magazine Girls’Day and Boys’Day 2024

Girls’Day and Boys’Day are the opportunity to explore professions and fields of study that students might not typically consider for themselves.

Magazine Company car: (Electronic) mileage log or rather one percent rule?

The tax office generally assumes that as a self-employed individual, you also use your company car for private purposes. This private portion must then be taxed.

Magazine 10 Tips for Taking the Step into Entrepreneurship

Every business idea is different, and each has its unique path. However, some fundamental aspects are more or less shared by all when planning a startup.

Magazine Failure is the best thing to start with

Entrepreneur coach Stefan Merath knows all facets of being an entrepreneur, from starting up to insolvency. Today, he uses his knowledge and experience to guide people on the path to personal and professional success. In this interview, he talks about why failure is good, how to overcome the first hurdles as an entrepreneur and why business plans are often thrown away.

Magazine Government expands access to capital for start-up companies

An additional 1.75 billion euros from the Future Fund and ERP Special Assets are to be used for technology and innovation developments in Germany.

Magazine “Business Succession – A Chance for Entrepreneurs?”

A business succession is a complex process that must be well prepared by both parties.

Magazine Direct route to customized financing

Finding the right financing is not so easy. This is where the guarantee banks’ financing portal for SMEs can help.


The Inspired ideas competition is starting a new round. Registration for the local competitions has already begun.

Magazine Stay flexible with fixed-term employment contracts

Fixed-term employment contracts are an instrument for making the labor market flexible.

Magazine The courage to start a business and self-competence – what women need in particular for self-confident visibility

Juliane Hinz (35) from Neustrelitz is an empowerment coach and business mentor. In this interview, the founder and returnee talks about her self-employment, meaningfulness and social media.

Magazine Rostock start-up trio wants to advance the heating transition

Three mechanical engineers founded Theta Concepts GmbH in Rostock in December 2022. With well thought-out concepts, they support local authorities with heating plans and municipal suppliers with transformation processes or feasibility studies on local and district heating.

Magazine Companies in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern receive support for climate protection measures.

The Ministry for Climate Protection, Agriculture, Rural Areas, and Environment has issued a Climate Protection Funding Guideline for businesses in the VI. quarter of 2024.

Magazine Every child needs a name: What should (and may) my company be called?

Every company needs a name. But not just any name: Should it be a personal name, a fantasy name, or perhaps an industry name?

Magazine What’s changing in the new year: new legal regulations in 2024

Higher minimum wage, increased citizen’s allowance, the e-prescription: new legal regulations come into force in many areas at the turn of the year.

Magazine Liability, warranty, guarantee?

As a founder, you should be aware of these general laws.

Magazine Every website needs a Data protection declaration

All websites need a Data protection declaration in addition to the legal notice. This is even required by law.