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Starting up in Münsterland: A success story

Having an idea is not difficult - but developing it, bringing it to life, implementing it and marketing it is. But whoever dares wins - and the Münsterland supports you in doing so.

Because nowhere in NRW is it more likely than in Münsterland that a business or company start-up will be permanently successful . This high quality of start-ups is typical of the people of Münsterland, who like to dare to make a new start, but first think it through and plan it thoroughly. In figures: On average, 42 percent of the founders in Münsterland are still on the market after five years. The NRW average is only 36.4 percent, and this development continues in the following years.

Incidentally, the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster was among the top 10 start-up universities in 2021. Numerous founders were trained here.

More information for founders

You have an exciting idea in your head? Are you a problem solver and do you like being your own boss? Then founding is exactly the right thing for you! Numerous exciting personalities have already taken this path and been successful. Also in Münsterland. Because there is a great variety of new business ideas in the region.

Many service providers in Münsterland have also decided to take this step and become self-employed with tax consultancies, architecture offices, cleaning services or travel agencies, for example. And: Especially in the manufacturing sector, the number of start-ups has risen particularly quickly in recent years.

You want to take this step? Wonderful! Then you've come to the right place. Here you can get more information and tailor-made support.

The state of NRW also provides a lot of information for potential founders. You can find out more about financing, possible competitions, start-up stories and advisory services at www.gründen.nrw.

Advice centres and networks on the topic of founding

The company succession

Do you dream of having your own carpentry workshop? Or can you imagine running a hotel one day? Exciting ideas! Have you ever thought about a business succession? Because there is a lot of potential in this. If you extrapolate the Germany-wide estimates of the number and structure of business successions to the Münsterland region, around 3,000 businesses are up for handover between 2018 and 2022. Slightly more than half of the businesses will be passed on within the family, just under 20 percent within the company and just under one third outside the company. No matter which form is suitable for you: This gives you the chance to become self-employed, to build on what you already have and to realise your own potential!

Are you interested in taking this exciting step? Then get more information from the contact persons below or listen to exciting podcasts.

Company successor interview

Two years after the podcast interview in the podcast "Business Succession in Münsterland", business successors tell us how they fared. Did they regret taking over the company? What challenges did they face? And what's next for the company? These and other questions are answered here!

  • Julius Gräler and his father Company succession Julius Gräler and his father
    © Detlef Muckel
    Julius Gräler

    Julius Gräler from Münster has recently taken over the succession of the company Kootstra Rad- und Schiffsreisen. This decision was not a matter of course for him, because the 30-year-old had originally taken a completely different career path. In the joint project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland, Julius got the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with like-minded people.

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Your contact persons

Frank Sibbing
© Münsterland e.V./Anja Tiwisina
Jennie Wolf
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Feb
09
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Gründerschmiede online PART 3: Financing start-up projects
09.02.2023, 16:00 09.02.2023, 18:30
Münsterland
Organiser: gfw Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsförderung im Kreis Warendorf mbH
Seminar
Virtual

In this seminar, participants learn about classic start-up financing as well as the possibilities of financing innovative and growth-oriented start-ups. They will also learn how to best prepare for the financing interview for their project.

Michael Monstadt, Head of NRW.BANK's Promotion Consulting Westphalia, will provide the necessary basic knowledge in the online seminar so that the participants can use the optimal financing options for their individual start-up project, including public funding.

The event takes place as an online meeting via zoom.

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09.02.2023, 16:00 09.02.2023, 18:30
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13
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Consultation with a tax advisor for start-ups
13.02.2023), ca.08:00 13.02.2023, ca.17:00
IHK North Westphalia Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
Organiser: IHK Nord Westfalen
Dialogues

When preparing for self-employment and/or shortly after starting a business, it is not uncommon for tax questions to arise that cannot or may not be answered by the tax authorities.

The Chamber of Tax Advisors of Westphalia-Lippe and the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK Nord Westfalen) offer an initial consultation on tax law so that founders and young companies do not fall into impending tax traps.

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 about turnover and income taxation, the treatment of start-up costs or the legal consequences of the private use of a company car.

Appointments can be made after a preliminary discussion.

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13.02.2023), ca.08:00 13.02.2023, ca.17:00
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13
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Info Afternoon-Digital for Start-ups
13.02.2023, 16:00 13.02.2023, 17:00
Münsterland
Organiser: Handwerkskammer Münster
Virtual
Lecture

The Münster Chamber of Skilled Crafts offers a good introduction to the topic of self-employment with its information afternoon. With a comprehensible and meaningful business concept, financing by credit institutions is often positive for start-ups. In addition, the founder must deal intensively with the topics of trade law, taxes, insurance, professional associations and many others.

Important start-up knowledge is imparted competently and practically by experienced management consultants from the Münster Chamber of Skilled Crafts.

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13.02.2023, 16:00 13.02.2023, 17:00
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Feb
22
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Beginners' seminar for founders
22.02.2023, 16:00 22.02.2023, 17:30
Münsterland
Organiser: münster gründet
Virtual
Lecture

In this event, experts teach participants what they need to know in order to set up a successful business in Münster. They learn what a start-up concept is and how to create one. They will receive a detailed "roadmap" for their own start-up. The participants will learn what funding and support is available and get to know the institutions that will support them on their way to self-employment in Münster.

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22.02.2023, 16:00 22.02.2023, 17:30
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23
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From the receipt to income tax
23.02.2023, 09:00 23.02.2023, 11:30
NRW Starter Centre at the WFG Borken, Ahaus
Organiser: STARTERCENTER NRW bei der WFG Borken
Seminar

With the help of examples, practical tips and exercises, "simple bookkeeping" is explained here step by step, from the collection of receipts to the finished income-surplus statement.

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23.02.2023, 09:00 23.02.2023, 11:30
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