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Knowledge Base for German Market

In our Knowledge Base you will find useful information on the German market with its ins and outs, important regulations, company types, and useful tips for doing business in Germany. The topic of entering and expanding in the German and European markets will be explained in simple, understandable language. Just clear facts and key points instead of complicated legal terms.

The section is being completed with new articles that include important and useful information for business owners. If you have any questions about German and European markets, please feel free to contact us.

UG vs GmbH

Many foreign and German entrepreneurs, who are wiling to start small or medium size business, are choosing between UG and GmbH company forms. This article explains the difference between GmbH and UG and gives criteria to choose the optimal legal company form. Read here...

Company registration in Germany -10 challenges for a foreigner 

In this article and video we are going to talk about the main hidden traps and challenges that foreign entrepreneurs encounter on their way of company registration in Germany. And why the procedure of registering a company in Germany that is relatively simple for a German citizen often fails in case foreign shareholders try to open a company. Read and watch here...

5 Top mistakes that lead to rejection of a German residence permit as a self-employed

Fatal mistakes that lead to rejection of a German residence permit as a self-employed. Read to avoid the risk of being rejected. Read here...

7 top business ideas in Germany. What businesses are in demand in Germany 

There are a lot of different niches and business ideas in Germany for entrepreneurs to choose from. However if you count on getting support from the state or obtaining a residence permit through business immigration, you should definitely keep in mind in what way your project is beneficial for Germany. Watch this video to learn about directions that are considered beneficial in Germany. Watch here...

German Blue Card: Pro & Cons, requirements and how to get EU Blue Card in Germany

In this article and video we will tell you about the main Blue Card Germany benefits and drawbacks, Blue Card requirements in Germany and how to apply for the Blue Card in Germany. Read here...

Who should NOT open a business in Germany. Check before starting

In this article and video we are going to review who should not open a business in Germany. Read here...

Main Pros of Business immigration to Germany

Many entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to ensure themselves and their families a safe future in Germany. How? By doing business in Germany and moving to Germany by means of the so-called business immigration. In this article and video we will tell about the main pros of business immigration to Germany. Read here...

Immigration to Germany:  Main types of residence permits in Germany

There are several legal options when it comes to immigration to Germany. In this article we will review the main types and requirements for immigration. Read the article to select your suitable way of immigrating to Germany. Read here...

3 Fatal Misbeliefs of Foreigners when setting up a company in Germany

Losses from incorrect formation can exceed the cost of services by several times. And closing a company is 3 times more expensive and lasts 7 times longer than opening it. Read this article to learn the most costly mistakes of foreign entrepreneurs when setting up a company in Germany. Read here...

How to chose a company name correctly

About 9 out of 10 our clients struggle with selecting a company name in Germany that would be accepted by the German authorities when registering a company. Let’s see the main requirements to company names in Germany and the main mistakes that people might make. Read and watch here...

Checklist after company formation

In this article and video we’ll tell you about the important steps you need to take right after the company is registered. Many entrepreneurs don’t know about them or ignore them, which can lead fines and problems with authorities. Read and watch here...

Taxation in Germany: corporate tax, trade tax, VAT, payroll and other German taxes

The topic of taxes of GmbH and taxes of UG is very important and just as complicated. In this article and video we’ll explain the main aspects of taxation in Germany. Read and watch here...

Document preparation for official authorities in Germany. Do it correctly

There are certain rules when it comes to document preparation to apply for visas, permits etc. at official authorities. In this article and video, we will go over the rules that one should always keep in mind when preparing official documents to the german authorities. Read and watch here...

How to check if your diploma is recognised in Germany. Step by step guide.

If you have a university degree issued in another country, outside of Germany, and want to work in Germany, you might need a confirmation that your foreign degree is recognized in Germany or comparable to a German degree. In this video, we are going to tell you how you can check if your foreign higher education diploma is recognized in Germany using the ANABIN website. Read and watch here...

How to prepare for your move to Germany. Checklist.

You decided to move to Germany and for sure you’ll enjoy a lot of benefits staying here. What are the next steps to be fulfilled during the first weeks of your stay to meet legal requirements? What are the obstacles you might meet on the way and how to overcome them? Read the article and watch the video to find a detailed checklist. Read and watch here...

Job seeker visa in Germany

In this article and video we will tell you eligibility, application process and requirements for job seeker visa. Job seeker visa allows you to come to Germany with the purpose of looking for a job. Read and watch here...

German freelance visa (Visum für Freiberufler)

From this article and video you will learn the main requirements for such a residence permit for freelance people in Germany, what documents you need for the application and how to apply for the freelance visa in Germany. Read and watch here...

4 Solutions for IT specialists how to get a job in Germany

In this article we will tell you how being a foreigner you can legally work in Germany and even get a German residence for yourself and your family. This would be an alternative to being hired for a job in Germany for IT professionals. Other highly qualified specialists could find the solutions applicable to their situation as well. Read and watch here...

Types of self-employment in Germany

There is a lot of confusion, when it comes to the topic of being a self-employed (Selbstständiger) or a freelancer in Germany (Freiberufler). In this article and video we are going to explain the differences between the two terms: freelancer and self-employed in Germany (Selbstständiger). Read here...

8 advantages of living in Berlin

Many people from all over the world choose living in Berlin for many reasons. Let’s take a look at them one by one. Read and watch here...

Berlin as a business location. Why should you choose Berlin for business?

People often aim to open a business in the capital of the country, so moving to Berlin for this purpose make a lot of sense. Berlin really has a lot of advantages for doing business. Here are some of most important ones of them. Read and watch here...

Сost of living in Berlin: living expenses + saving tips

From this article and video you will learn how much money one actually need to live in Berlin. Read and watch here...

How expensive is living in Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt?

Here we are going to tell you about the living costs in Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt as well as saving tips. You’ll also be able to calculate the living expenses in Germany for any other city yourself using the formula we provide in this video. Read and watch here...

Choose an optimal German city for  Import-Export business

Planning a trade business in Europe? Not sure which German city to open the company in? Take a closer look at Hamburg.  Read here...

Ideal German CV format

If you’re applying for a job in Germany, your CV needs to be prepared according to the German standards. In this article we are going to tell you about them. Read and watch here...

German health insurance for foreigners

From this article and video you will learn about German health insurance for foreigners, and in particular about the insurance type that is relevant to self-employed people (and also health insurance for freelancers). Read and watch here... 

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