Working in Germany: the official website
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Legal structures

If you want to set up a business in Germany, you will need to choose a legal structure for it. In your business plan, you should give reasons for your choice. Additional information on legal structures is available on this portal under “Startup types: Ways of setting up your business”.

Information on the internet

Startup Portal

Checklist for your business plan (English, German)

IHK Berlin

Short film summarizing the most important information about your business plan in a visual way (German)

BMWi GründerZeiten no. 7: Businessplan (business plan)

Useful information and tips for drawing up your business plan (PDF) (German)

Checklist for your financing plan 

Things to bear in mind when planning your business finances (German, English)  


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