The project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland aims to strengthen the start-up intensity in Münsterland. As a successor initiative to the established project Gründergeist@Münsterland, which supported people who wanted to start a business from the initial idea to the business plan, Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland now aims to tap into new start-up potential and target groups with target group-specific offers. The project focuses on two areas: school and business succession.
With the help of (online) workshops, video tutorials and other supporting materials, the project offers pupils a platform on which they can independently develop and present start-up ideas. The goal is to take part in the ideas competition in autumn 2022: Here, the students can present their ideas with short presentation videos and win great prizes.
The area of business succession focuses on another target group: Potential successors for taking over a business, who are to be supported in their possible decision for succession. For this purpose, offers such as workshops, networking events and a podcast are available to those interested.
The project is funded within the framework of the ERDF call "Regio.NRW" and works with the following project partners: Technologieförderung Münster GmbH, Wirtschaftsförderung Kreis Coesfeld GmbH, Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Borken mbH, Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Steinfurt mbH, gfw - Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsförderung im Kreis Warendorf mbH, Technologieförderung Münster GmbH, TAFH Münster GmbH. Further supporters are the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Münster Chamber of Crafts, the Westphalian Wilhelms University Münster and the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences.
The project team Gründergeist #Youngstarts: (from left, 1st row) Frank Sibbing, Katharina Stemmer (both Münsterland e.V.) and Thomas Brühmann (wfc), (2nd row) Andrea Severiens (WFG Borken), Lea Wilkens (TAFH), Alexander Kelm (WESt), (3rd row) Britta Schulz (HWK), Marianne Koschany-Rohbeck (gfw), (back row) Jens Wortmann (TAFH) and Sven Wolf (IHK).
Digital platforms are completely redefining B2C markets. They lead to enormous growth for the companies behind them. Almost all of the most valuable companies in the world operate platform business models. The expert seminar will provide an introduction to the topic of "digital platforms" and what role data-based business models play in this context. It will also discuss which opportunities there are for start-ups and established companies from the SME sector to compete with platforms and where the battle is rather futile. Together, the participants will work out which steps companies can take to develop their own platform business models.
As an entrepreneur, you should always keep an eye on the figures. Bookkeeping is not only obligatory by law, but also provides an overview of the financial situation and the success of the business.
In a one-day seminar, participants learn how to record and keep receipts in accordance with the regulations, the basic principles of income and surplus accounting and "double-entry" bookkeeping. Using practical examples, the participants will be able to book individual business transactions themselves with the help of the booking programme "Lexware". Finally, there are also tips on how to use one's own bookkeeping as an internal source of information in order to develop a company-specific controlling system. Previous knowledge is not required.
You have thought about the idea of becoming self-employed from time to time? You have collected ideas, information and questions? Do you think self-employment is an interesting career option? Then it's time to tackle the topic head on.
In this event, experts will tell you what you need to know to set up a successful business in Münster. You 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 further path to self-employment in Münster.
This event will be held as a webinar. You will receive your access data in good time before the event. You can dial in from 15 minutes beforehand.
If you would like to participate, you can easily register using the form below. A certificate of attendance can be issued if required.
Are you considering taking over an existing company or are you already in talks to do so? For your succession planning, would you like to gain further knowledge regarding the legal and tax structuring of company succession? Then this seminar is just right for you, because it addresses the legal and tax law structuring options for succession and gives an overview of the liability aspects as well as requirements for the management. It is irrelevant whether you are planning a family-internal succession, an external succession or the next steps from an employment relationship. You will start with an overview of the various forms of takeover as well as the basic principles of civil and tax law. In addition to other aspects, both the gratuitous and the remunerated takeover of a company are considered. In addition, important types of contracts, questions of liability and labour law are discussed and placed in the context of succession. The requirements for the management round off the subject area. In addition to compact specialist knowledge, the seminar offers you the opportunity to exchange ideas with our experienced trainers and to network with other prospective successors. We will also be happy to accept topic requests when you register and pass them on to the trainer.
This seminar will take place on two consecutive dates. Your registration refers directly to both dates.
Part 1: 09.12.2021 in the time from 09:00 - 16:30 hrs.
Part 2: 27.01.2022 in the time from 09:00 - 16:30 hrs
Participation is free of charge and includes conference drinks and a midday snack.
When preparing for entrepreneurial independence and/or shortly after starting up, it is not uncommon for tax questions to arise that cannot or may not be answered by the tax offices in the region. To prevent founders and young companies from falling into impending tax traps, the Westphalia-Lippe Chamber of Tax Advisors and the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce offer them initial advice on tax law.
Possible topics include the questionnaire for tax registration, which every founder must submit to the tax office in electronic form in a timely manner, as well as questions on turnover and income taxation, the treatment of start-up costs or the legal consequences of the private use of a company car.
The free one-on-one meetings are held via video chat depending on the situation (Corona). Appointments will be arranged after receipt of the registration.
You have ideas that you would like to implement? Great! And maybe there are even grants for it:
Under the title "#Subsidies - for tomorrow's success", subsidy programmes on the five main topics of innovations, digitalisation, energy/sustainability, protection of innovations/IP and consulting subsidies are presented to you.
On Tuesday, 14 December, we will focus on innovations: There are several funding programmes for innovations, but which ones are the right ones for a specific idea? Guido Hellmer from NRW.Bank and Stefan Adam from TRAIN will answer this question by presenting the most important funding programmes - in some cases using examples.
Through the joint project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland, the wfc Wirtschaftsförderung Kreis Coesfeld invites you to a workshop on Tuesday, 14 December on the topic of time management in the succession process: "I'm going to be a manager - getting the best grip on time in the boss's chair".
Unfortunately, very few of us have an infinite amount of time. Information quickly becomes outdated, more and more flexibility is demanded and lack of time and stress are part of everyday life. If new tasks are added as a company successor, it can easily happen that one is controlled from the outside and only makes few self-determined decisions. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important to manage your time wisely, especially as a company successor. In the workshop, speaker and coach Katja Dittmar will show how to set priorities, correctly assess management tasks in terms of time and use the five areas of self-management "goals", "self-determination", "priorities", "plan" and "motivation" for oneself.
Participation is only possible after a 3G certificate before the start of the workshop.
Unfortunately, very few of us have an infinite amount of time. Information quickly becomes obsolete, more and more flexibility is demanded and lack of time and stress are part of everyday life. Therefore, it is becoming more and more important, especially as a company successor, to manage your time wisely. In the workshop, speaker Katja Dittmar will show how to set priorities, correctly assess management tasks in terms of time and use the five self-management areas of "goals", "self-determination", "priorities", "plan" and "motivation" for oneself.
The recipe for success in implementing your business idea is good preparation! It is similar to sailing: the goal must be clear, the crew and the helmsman must know their tasks, the influencing factors such as the weather must be checked before setting off.
Target group The Starter Workshop is aimed at people who have a start-up idea and are considering whether it is "worthwhile" pursuing it. The number of participants is limited to ten.
The focus of the workshop is on plan calculations. By the end of the Starter Workshop you will have
What do you need to bring with you? Openness, curiosity and basic knowledge of a spreadsheet programme
1st session: 3.5 hours introduction to the basics of planning calculations
2nd session: Each participant presents his/her own budgeted accounts (if desired).
Speaker: Eva-Maria Siuda, management consultant, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
NEW WORK has been on everyone's lips since at least Corona. But what is actually behind this buzzword? A lot is said or written about New Work:
The seminar looks behind the façade to better understand what New Work is actually about and looks at whether, where and how it is already being lived.
Speakers: Patricia and Carolina Wiesker