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Choosing a location

Where is your business going to be situated? In your business plan, you should explain as precisely as possible why you have decided in favour of a particular location.

Decisive factors very much depend on the type of industry you’re dealing with. If you are planning to set up a retail store, for example, you should make sure that your target customers will actually be close to your shop on a regular basis. For business concerned with producing something, other questions are more important: Is there enough space? Is there a good logistic connection to other places? Will your suppliers be near you?

If you are as yet unsure where you would like to set up your business, the service-bw website will provide additional useful information for choosing a location. Regional information is available at the Chambers of Industry and Commerce. Trade associations will be able to provide you with industry-specific information. 

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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