One in ten entrepreneurs in Germany is a foreign national.
Increasing number of foreign residents are choosing top international locations such as Düsseldorf to set up their own companies and put their business ideas into practice.
The Office of Economic Development of the State Capital Düsseldorf is offering a seminar in English on setting up a new business aimed specifically at foreign entrepreneurs and small business owners.
The seminar will provide a forum to discuss the many questions and challenges encountered by foreign entrepreneurs on their way to a successful new business.
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Participants introduce themselves. Presentation of services for foreign entrepreneurs
Speaker: Office of Economic Development, City of Düsseldorf
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm Fundamental aspects of setting up a business
Essential elements / structure of a business plan, tips for preparing a professional business concept, Startup Network Düsseldorf / organisations and advisory programmes / consultation support and government grant
Speaker: Stephan Bruns, Consultant, Stephan Bruns Consulting & Development
3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Legal aspects of setting up a business
Right of residence, employment permit, EU market, Schengen Agreement, company forms
Speaker: Jan Matthes, Lawyer, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Jan Matthes
4.00 pm – 4.15 Break
4.15 pm – 5.15 pm Fiscal aspects of setting up a business
Different types of taxes
Speaker: Daniel Schmaltz, Tax Advisor and CPA, Schmaltz und Partner
5.15 pm – 5:30 Break
5.30 pm – 5.50 pm Case Study
Success story of a foreign start-up entrepreneur in Düsseldorf
5.50 pm – 6.00 pm Discussion, question and answer session.