Every step you take

Business Start-up and Support

Whether you intend to set up a company, secure the future competitiveness of your company or manage your company´s succession planning – the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Schleswig-Holstein are there to assist you with a host of services, right from the start.
We provide comprehensive help and advice for start-up entrepreneurs by supporting them during their first steps into self-employment. The Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Schleswig-Holstein offer assistance in drawing up a viable business plan and when it comes to funding issues. Our services range from the planning stage to the successful completion of a funding application. We also offer legal advice, provide you with industry-specific information and provide many valuable contacts for you. At our information day for start-up entrepreneurs ("Info-Tag Existenzgründung"), held every month, we offer you important entrepreneurial guidelines and a host of expertise and resources which you can apply right away. Take this opportunity to familiarise yourself with our "Chamber Mentor" ("IHK-Mentor"), an online information and planning tool, which you can use to get extensive additional information and to draw up your business plan interactively online.
We help you to secure your entrepreneurial existence for the future, e.g. by introducing you to a network of promising contacts. We also offer you advice on many different aspects of enterprise management. After all, security is a fundamental prerequisite for every enterprise. As the self-administering body of the business community, we have made entrepreneurial security one of our prime targets. Entrepreneurial security is also the very reason why we constantly strive to help entrepreneurs to be successful and competitive on the market. And of course, we are your reliable partner in times of crisis as well. Thanks to our cooperation with the German promotional bank "KfW Mittelstandsbank", and other competent financial institutions, our crisis management team can offer you valuable support in times of economic difficulty.
We are there to assist you in the process of succession planning. Whether you need help finding a suitable successor or your successor needs support during the first steps - we can show you how to preserve your company´s assets and values and how to ensure the successful management of your company in the future. The start-up assistance and enterprise support services of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Schleswig-Holstein also take effect at other levels. We give our voice to the companies which use our services, not only by representing the specific interests of the distributive trades, services, and the tourism industry, but also by implementing projects which benefit all companies in the region. This shows that, in our capacity as the self-administering body of the business community, we strive to create a business-friendly environment which prompts more and more people to take on responsibility as entrepreneurs.
More information are available in the section " Existenzgründung und Unternehmensförderung" in German language.