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If you have decided to set up your own company, you should never do without solid planning. It could prevent you from making many mistakes. You will be successful above all if you have thought your business through and planned it carefully. A good business idea and its implementation are the prerequisites for any successful business. On the following pages, we will inform you of important topics which you should take account of during the planning phase.

Extensive and individual counselling and information before setting up the business is essential. Counselling eliminates information deficits which could result in serious problems in the implementation phase.

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Wirtschaftsministerium released it on 20.07.2016. 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.