Startup advice

Free advice for Munich’s entrepreneurs: We offer independent, expert advice on going self-employed.

Let us help you

Are you thinking of going self-employed? We’re happy to answer your questions on issues such as

  •  Startup formalities
  •  Business plan
  •  Choice of legal structure and tax overview
  •  Social and company insurance
  •  Subsidies and financial aid
  •  Seminars and events
  •  Premises and start-up centers

Our service is free.

Advice by phone and email

Call us or send an email to get answers to individual questions. If you’re looking for more detailed advice we’re happy to talk you in person.

See how to contact us here.

We can tell you the essentials about going into business, and we also act as guides who, as required, can put you in contact with experts from the Department of Labor and Economic Development, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria (CCI), as well as other institutions and networks.

Please note that we cannot advise on insurance, tax, or legal issues.

Online portal for starting a business


    The Munich Business Startup Office’s online portal for all four phases of starting a business or going self-employed. Features comprehensive information with a 10-point checklist.



Digital Information Service (PSC)

The Point of Single Contact (PSC) provides basic information and the details of relevant authorities to companies planning to open a branch in Munich.


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