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).
Is succession due in the next few years? This workshop teaches participants how to prepare their company for sale. How do potential buyers view a company? Where do you need to be active and what can a successor take on? The topics include
Im MentorenNetz der IHK Nord Westfalen stellen ehemalige Führungskräfte ihr unternehmerisches Expertenwissen und ihre Führungserfahrungen Existenzgründern, jungen Unternehmen sowie Unternehmensnachfolgern ehrenamtlich zur Verfügung.
In dem einstündigen und vertraulichen Kontaktgespräch erhalten die Teilnehmenden das Feedback von bis zu fünf Mentoren zu ihrem Vorhaben. Sie stellen sich und ihr Unternehmen beziehungsweise ihre Geschäftsidee vor und schildern Problemstellungen und Handlungsbedarf. Die Mentoren geben eine erste Einschätzung zu dem Vorhaben und Hilfestellung für weitere Schritte oder übernehmen gegebenenfalls eine individuelle Begleitung.
Termine nach Vereinbarung.
The WESt invites you to the start-up consultation. The start-up consultation takes place regularly from 09:00 - 12:00.
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 an initial consultation 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.
Appointments are arranged in advance.
Setting up your own business should be well prepared in advance. This online event will provide answers to the most important questions: What belongs in a business plan? Which funding programmes can I take advantage of? What does company and private insurance look like? And what registration formalities do I have to go through?
This one-hour online seminar is designed to give founders an introduction to the topic and an overview of the next steps. The speakers are the experienced business consultants of the Münster Chamber of Skilled Crafts.
The Münster Chamber of Skilled Crafts and the NRW.Bank offer a funding consultation day for companies and start-ups in the skilled crafts sector who want to invest. Advisors from both institutions will discuss the possibilities for funding your investment project with the participants in a one-hour individual meeting.
It is essential to make an appointment, as the event will take place as an online seminar. Participants will receive their access data by e-mail in good time before the event.
Future plan for company succession? A complex topic that encompasses a multitude of aspects! Regardless of whether the successor comes from the family, takes over and continues a company as an external party or as an employee, ten golden rules are helpful for every potential company successor! In this workshop, participants will learn important tips from various areas relating to business succession: from the personal and psychological consideration of the framework situation of the transferor or transferee, to the definition of goals and the various forms of structuring a handover, to the implementation of the succession, there will be recommendations and suggestions on important issues.
Felizita Söbbeke is a lawyer with a passion for law, a notary and a lawyer. As an experienced lecturer at conferences, seminars and training events, she will be able to provide participants with competent advice.
For business expansions, relocations, restructuring, takeovers or even reorganisations, there are interesting financing and promotion products from the state and federal governments. Together with the experts from NRW.BANK and Bürgschaftsbank, the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce provides information about this in personal talks that end with targeted recommendations for action.
The support and advisory services are aimed at existing companies and potential successors who have a concrete need for capital 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.
The project-related individual talks are currently still taking place via video conference. Representatives of tax and business consultancies or the company's bank can also participate.
At this event, start-ups can gain initial seed capital in the form of valuable know-how: The wfc Wirtschaftsförderung Kreis Coesfeld GmbH, together with its cooperation partners from gwc - Gründung und Wachstum im Kreis Coesfeld - invites you to an information event in Dülmen. Here, the experts will answer the essential questions that arise in the run-up to self-employment and on the first leg of the journey into the market.
For example, they will explain what role the business plan plays for a successful start-up, what funding options are available in the various start-up phases, what social security options are open to the self-employed and how expensive tax can become.
Anyone who starts a business wants as few risks as possible. Founders can protect themselves against many imponderables by taking out insurance against financial damage. But which insurances are there for personal and business risks? Which ones have to be taken out and which ones can be chosen freely? Of course, every company has different needs. - An initial overview helps to identify those insurances that are important for one's own project.