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!
Already set up your own business, but want to develop your business model further as a self-employed person? Get information on low-threshold support measures here.
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 Gründerstipendium.NRW supports prospective founders and teams of up to three people who have not been in business for a year at the time of application with 1,000 euros per month per person for a maximum of 12 months. The decisive factor is an innovative business idea. The prerequisite for an application is the submission of a meaningful idea paper to the start-up network münster-gründet!
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.
The convention brings together scientists, students and founders to promote the transfer of scientific knowledge into successful start-ups and to raise awareness of spin-offs as a means of knowledge transfer. In the course of various workshops, possibilities will be shown as to how existing knowledge and technology-based start-ups have taken this path. Experts will report on their start-up experiences and discuss current trends in their sectors. The main topics revolve around GovTech, Sustainability, AI, Innovating Health, Entrepreneurial Skills and Science-to-Start-up Culture.
Once the decision to start a business has been made, founders must complete the registration formalities before they can start their self-employment. All business founders are obliged to register with the tax office and complete the tax registration questionnaire.
In this online seminar, the tax registration questionnaire will be explained. Participants will learn how to fill in the questionnaire correctly and which types of tax will be incurred by the prospective entrepreneurs in the course of setting up a business.