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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.

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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Succession workshop: Making my company fit for sale
30.09.2022, 14:00 30.09.2022, 16:00
Münsterland
Organiser: IHK Nord Westfalen
Seminar
Virtual

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

  • Self-assessment
  • Company fitness check
  • Where do common mistakes lie?
  • Which tasks still need to be taken on
  • How to increase the purchase price
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06
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MentorenNetz Nord-Westfalen – Der Experten-Check
06.10.2022), ca.08:00 06.10.2022, ca.18:00
North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Münster
Organiser: IHK Nord Westfalen
Dialogues

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.

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06.10.2022), ca.08:00 06.10.2022, ca.18:00
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Regular start-up consultation in Greven
07.10.2022, 09:00 07.10.2022, 12:00
Society for the Development and Promotion of the Economy of the City of Greven, Greven
Organiser: WESt Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Steinfurt mbH
Dialogues

The WESt invites you to the start-up consultation. The start-up consultation takes place regularly from 09:00 - 12:00.

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07.10.2022, 09:00 07.10.2022, 12:00
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Consultation with a tax advisor for start-ups
10.10.2022), ca.08:00 10.10.2022, ca.18:00
Münsterland
Organiser: IHK Nord Westfalen
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Virtual

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.

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10
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Info afternoon for start-ups - digital
10.10.2022, 16:00 10.10.2022, 17:00
Münsterland
Organiser: Handwerkskammer Münster
Virtual
Lecture

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.

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