The Münsterland Business Calendar helps with many questions: What do I need if I want to start a business? How do I implement innovative ideas in my company? What is digital transformation?
If you are an entrepreneur asking yourself these and other questions, the Münsterland Business Calendar offers events, seminars and workshops on various topics almost every day. Providers include the business development agencies of the districts and the city of Münster, the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Münster Chamber of Crafts. In addition, there are offers from other partners in the region and Münsterland e.V.. who will advise and support you in many different ways.
The Münsterland Business Calendar gives you an overview of the most interesting offers:
In this event, experts will teach participants what they need to know to successfully set up a business in Münster. They will learn what a start-up concept is and how to create one. They will receive a detailed "roadmap" for their own start-up. Participants will find out what funding and support is available and get to know the institutions that will support them on their path to self-employment in Münster.
In this event, experts will teach participants what they need to know to successfully set up a business in Münster. They will learn what a start-up concept is and how to create one. You will receive a detailed "roadmap" for your start-up. You will find out what funding and support is available. And you will get to know the institutions that will support you on your path to self-employment in Münster.
The event will take place online.
Caring for a relative is a major challenge for many working people. In cooperation with the state programme Beruf und Pflege NRW, the Netzwerk Vereinbarkeit Beruf und Pflege im Münsterland supports companies and employees in finding good solutions for the interaction between work and care.
The 2023 annual forum on reconciling work and care in the Münsterland region will focus on dealing with mental load. After the expert presentation on the topic, best-practice examples from companies in the region will illustrate possible ways to become a care-sensitive employer and encourage people to learn from each other and engage in dialogue. With a view to securing skilled labour, the external partners in the region will also present offers for reconciling work and care at regional and state level in a direct exchange.
Climate neutrality in 2045, constantly changing legal requirements and the expectations of consumers and business partners are just some of the reasons why companies should be looking at greenhouse gas accounting in today's world. How can CO2 neutrality be achieved? A first step is to create transparency about greenhouse gas accounting.
In this workshop, participants will receive an introduction to the topics of accounting approaches and climate neutrality. Using the openLCA software, the environmental impact of a paper aeroplane is analysed at product level. Using this reduced example, participants will learn how a life cycle analysis of products can be carried out pragmatically.
Whether it's technical inventions, the logo for your own company or the design of new products: Many craft businesses that are creatively active often ask themselves how they can protect their intellectual property. Industrial property rights, in particular patents, utility models, trade marks or design protection, offer opportunities for this.
Participants can find out how to make the best use of these opportunities at the Münster Chamber of Crafts' inventor counselling service. The one-to-one sessions with a patent attorney last 30 minutes. The ways to apply for a property right are explained. Property rights management in general is also explained. The necessary documents should be brought along to the consultation or - if the consultation takes place online - briefly explained.
The legislator has restructured the law on the cancellation of consumer contracts in key areas as of 28 May 2022. In addition to amending the existing regulations, the templates provided for cancellation notices in particular have been revised. The bottom line is that these changes will inevitably lead to a review of existing business models and contract forms. The IHK will provide information about this at this event.
The NRW start-up grant - a project of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia - gives founders the opportunity to get their innovative business idea off the ground and enter the start-up scene in their region. Scholarship holders receive a monthly sum of 1,000 euros for a maximum of one year to help them get started in the world of entrepreneurship. They also have the opportunity to receive personalised coaching.
Anyone who has already developed initial ideas, is on the verge of founding a company or is one step further and has launched a start-up in the last twelve months can apply now and present their own start-up idea at the jury meeting.
Many extensive further training programmes such as the master craftsman, the business administrator HwO or the designer in the skilled trades are eligible for funding through the Aufstiegs-BAföG. At the event, participants will learn what they need to bear in mind when applying for funding, what requirements they need to fulfil and how the funding is structured in detail. Information is also provided on the application form.
The two-hour workshop is primarily about developing a business plan. Various examples will be used to illustrate the contents and planning calculations in a practical way.
The catering training course is a legally required training course for prospective restaurateurs on industry-relevant regulations and hygiene rules (training in accordance with Section 4 (1) No. 4 of the German Catering Act). The IHK certificate of attendance of the training course is a prerequisite for obtaining a catering licence from the public order office.
How can industrial property rights such as patents, trade marks and utility models be used to protect technical inventions, the design of new products or the company logo, for example? This initial consultation provides answers to these questions. This is an approximately 30-minute consultation with a patent attorney. Entrepreneurs and people starting up a business who have developed a product or want to protect a logo can ask their questions here. Participation in the consultation day is free of charge, but registration is required.
Young refugees and their parents are not familiar with the German training system from their home countries. The IHK Nord Westfalen provides information about the variety of training occupations and the content requirements of vocational training. Refugee parents, guardians and volunteers are invited to an exchange about the opportunities and possibilities of vocational training. The focus here is on providing information and building trust. The 2-hour event will be accompanied by people with a refugee background who have already taken their first steps into vocational training. Their translation assistance (English, Ukrainian, Russian) makes it easy to overcome the language barrier on this evening.
Investing in more efficient processes, secure IT infrastructures or digital products and services is a key issue for companies. Numerous digitalisation projects are constantly being implemented across all industries. This often requires considerable investment.
Several public funding programmes subsidise investments by small and medium-sized companies in
In most cases, it is worth seeking advice in advance to find out whether a specific project is currently eligible for funding. Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Steinfurt mbH (WESt) supports companies with free and neutral advice on finding and selecting the right funding programme and/or submitting an application. In the online appointment (duration: approx. 45 minutes), interested companies can find out about funding programmes and other support options free of charge and without obligation and ask their individual questions.
Many people harbour the desire to become self-employed. Anyone who wants to pursue these plans more concretely should pay attention now: On Monday, 11 December, WESt mbH is offering a free and non-binding online information event on all aspects of starting up and becoming self-employed.
The title "Certified Business Economist HwO" represents the highest level of advanced business management training in the skilled trades and is of particular interest to anyone who wants to pursue a career in the skilled trades or SMEs.
In the online event, the IHK provides information about the advanced training programme "Certified Business Economist HwO". Among other things, it covers the content, dates, admission requirements and examination procedures as well as funding and financing options for the course and examination fees. The possible career prospects and experiences of other graduates are also on the agenda.
Innovations are often the best way for companies to generate sustainable competitive advantages and market success. For the creation, improvement or replacement of a process, product or service, there are a number of funding opportunities from the EU as well as from the federal government or the state of NRW. But which are the right ones for a particular innovative idea? This question will be answered by Guido Hellmer from NRW.BANK and Stefan Adam from the TRAIN initiative - Transfer and Innovation in the Steinfurt district, who will introduce participants to the most important funding programmes in the area of grants and loans - in some cases using practical examples.
The catering training course is a legally required training course for prospective restaurateurs on industry-relevant regulations and hygiene rules (training in accordance with Section 4 (1) No. 4 of the German Catering Act).
The IHK certificate of attendance of the training course is a prerequisite for obtaining a catering licence from the public order office.
Declining sales and delivery difficulties with materials are a huge burden on liquidity. The IHK introduces participants to measures they can take to strengthen and manage liquidity.
The Münster Chamber of Skilled Crafts and NRW.Bank are organising a funding consultation day for companies and business founders in the skilled crafts sector who wish to invest. Consultants from both institutions will discuss the possibilities for funding your investment project with participants in a one-hour one-to-one meeting.
It is essential to make an appointment, as the event will be held as an online seminar.
For business expansions, relocations, restructurings, takeovers or even reorganisations, there are interesting financing and support products from the state and federal government. The IHK Nord Westfalen, together with experts from NRW.BANK and Bürgschaftsbank NRW, provides information on this in personal discussions that end with specific recommendations for action.
The support and advisory services are aimed at existing companies and potential successors who have specific capital requirements and want to know more about a sustainable financing structure. Start-up projects with capital requirements of more than 150,000 euros are also in the right place here.