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, according to the nationwide Start-up Radar 2022, Münster University and Münster University of Applied Sciences are among the top 20 start-up universities among large universities. This means that they offer start-up-friendly conditions for students.
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.
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.
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!
The Gründerstipendium NRW - a project of the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia - gives founders the chance to get their innovative business idea off the ground and enter the start-up scene in their region. Scholarship holders receive a monthly amount of 1,000 euros for a maximum of one year to help them get started in the world of entrepreneurship. In addition, they are given the opportunity to receive individual coaching.
Anyone who has already developed initial ideas, is about to start up or is one step further along and has launched a start-up within the past twelve months can apply now and present their own start-up idea at the jury meeting.
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.
Six young entrepreneurs and start-ups report on their start-up experiences at various stations in the Mühlenhof Open-Air Museum in Münster and provide additional information on specific topics such as: Customer acquisition via social media, branding, investor financing, NRW start-up scholarship, team formation and business succession.
he state and federal governments offer interesting financing and promotion products for business expansions, relocations, restructurings, takeovers or even reorganisations. 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 house bank can also take part.
Appointments by arrangement.
In the mentor network of the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce, former managers volunteer their expert business knowledge and management experience to start-ups, young companies and company successors.
In the one-hour confidential contact meeting, participants receive feedback from up to five mentors on their plans. They introduce themselves and their company or business idea and describe problems and the need for action. The mentors give an initial assessment of the project and help with further steps or, if necessary, provide individual support.
Appointments by arrangement.