Managing Services

Managing Services

Starting a Business

Offering services in Germany may require the establishment of a company within the country. The freedom of settlement assures that business people from EU Member States can start up business anywhere within the European Union. Nevertheless, especially for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) establishing a company in a foreign country under different conditions remains a challenge and may require further assistance.

Besides the Points of Single Contact, many public investment promotion agencies and start-up centers in Germany offer basic information and services in English and other languages.

Startup Portal of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Small business startups will find a broad variety of useful information on the startup portal of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.

Investment Guide
Germany Trade and Invest provides a comprehensive Investment Guide covering the establishment of a company in Germany.

Economic Promotion Agencies of the Federal States
The Economic Promotion Agencies of the German Federal States offer additional support for local investment projects.
Local State Support


EU Services Directive

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Information about the Single Market for Services

Point of Single Contact

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Individual support with administrative procedures for EU service providers.