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Alfredstraße 154

45131 Essen

Tel.: +49 201 437 09 60
Fax: +49 201 421 234

Start up consultancy

According to the Bonn Institute for SME Research (IFM), around 420,000 companies were established in 2010. With windups totalling 385,000, the net growth stands at 35,000 companies. Business start-ups are thus thriving, especially in the service sector. We support business start-ups in Essen and the Ruhr area in our capacities as tax consultants, auditors and business consultants.

Our set-up consultancy covers three areas:

  • Business plan: Anyone who intends to establish a company and requires funding must first of all develop a realistic business plan. We are on hand to provide advice here. A business plan provides a concise outline of your entrepreneurial vision: Executive summary, business model, market development, competition, founders, team, marketing, organisation, economic plan, implementation stages.
  • Financing: Most business start-ups require financing. We know a large number of potential lenders and are able to provide support in your financing discussions. Possible sources of funding are equity providers and outside lenders. Equity is available from venture capital companies, private investors (business angels) or companies for which the new start-up is of strategic interest. Outside capital is offered by all banks in cooperation with development banks (NRW Bank and the Reconstruction Loan Corporation (KfW)).
  • Start-up phase: After successfully securing the first-round financing the actual task of setting up the company begins, e.g. establishing structures, developing products to market maturity and putting a distribution system in place. Our experts are able to advise you on all business management and tax matters.

Interested? We look forward to hearing from you.




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