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Advice and funding measures for freelancers

If you would like to exercise your profession in self-employment and turn your ideas into reality, you will be confronted with the following questions: Is it possible to realise my idea? How can I finance myself? Especially with respect to business start-ups, freelances are offered extensive advisory services and funding measures.

Discuss with a business start-up adviser well in advance and take part in information and training events. Use such events even after you have ventured into self-employment.

In the start-up phase, the financing of your self-employment is particularly important. The more personal capital you have, the lower e.g. the risk of liquidity problems. The Federal Government and also ERP funds, the Federal States and the EU support founders of new companies by means of grant programs. Equity-like loans, credits and equity financing are offered.

There are various ways to obtain the necessary capital depending on the project and the potential of the concept.

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Wirtschaftsministerium released it on 01.09.2017. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts. In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.