Starting up in Münsterland: Find out more here
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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, the participants in the last Gründergeist competition are just one example of this.

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: The number of start-ups in the manufacturing industry has risen particularly quickly in recent years.

You want to take this step? Wonderful! Then the team of the project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland is the right place for you. 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. Regardless of which form is suitable for you,you have 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 team of the project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland or find out more in exciting podcasts and seminars.

  • Julius Gräler and his father Company succession Julius Gräler and his father
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    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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Trade on the spot - social media in the company
23.05.2022, 19:30 23.05.2022, ca.22:30
Ristorante Pizzeria Da Giovanni, Wadersloh
Organiser: IHK Nord Westfalen
Lecture

The use of digital media in companies is a dynamic field that is difficult to keep track of. Search engines, your own website and many social networks: it is difficult to keep track of everything. But if you can't be found online, you open the door to the competition.

The digital future poses great challenges for traders, restaurateurs, service providers and craftsmen.

We show you how you can effectively use the possibilities of the internet to cultivate customers in personal contact. Because through quick findability on the net, a well-designed homepage and the use of social networks, you set the course for the future of your business.

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Trade on the spot - Keeping a cool head in hot times
31.05.2022, 19:00 31.05.2022, 21:00
Schorlemer Alst Rural Adult Education Centre, Warendorf-Freckenhorst
Organiser: IHK Nord Westfalen
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People who cope well with crises do not necessarily have "nerves of steel". Rather, they possess character traits,

that enable them to deal with crises more quickly and easily. What can we learn from these people? How can we better master crises? In this impulse lecture you will receive concrete tips for coping with crises and how you can strengthen your resilience.

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01
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Info Afternoon for Start-ups - Digital
01.06.2022, 16:00 01.06.2022, 17:00
Münsterland
Organiser: Handwerkskammer Münster
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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.

Speaker: Christian Zito

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02
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Start-up vs. business succession - How do I find the right start-up path for me?
02.06.2022, 09:00 02.06.2022, 11:30
NRW Starter Centre at the WFG Borken, Ahaus
Organiser: Münsterland e.V., gfw Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsförderung im Kreis Warendorf mbH
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Workshop

Do you want to found a start-up or would you rather be the successor in an existing company? Both paths to self-employment are possible. But which is the right one for those interested in founding a company? Dr Stefan Borchert will address this question in this workshop, which is part of the joint project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland.

In the workshop, the speaker will compare the two start-up paths. Dr. Borchert goes into more detail about the different personalities and motives of people who want to start a business and classifies which ones speak more in favour of one path or the other. Participants will also learn about the advantages, challenges and special features of start-ups and company takeovers.

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07
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Initial information evening for founders and start-ups
07.06.2022, 17:00 07.06.2022, 19:30
NRW Starter Centre at the WFG Borken, Ahaus
Organiser: STARTERCENTER NRW bei der WFG Borken
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Opportunities and risks of start-ups! Entrepreneurial role models, start-up concept or business plan, funding programmes, planning calculations

Informative evening on the topic of start-up, start-up planning and start-up roadmap

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