Business start-ups

Young businesses are a Location Plus for every region. Becoming self-employed opens the possibility of implementing your own business ideas. There are many questions about this process which our contact persons - not only in Business Development - can answer competently.

Business plan

The online portal Gründungswerkstatt Südhessen (Start-up workshop Southern Hesse) can get you started on your way to self-employment, well-prepared and with a plan.

An expert will give you feedback on your business plan and a lot of additional information about founding a company.

We provide you with various tools, documents, and templates for developing your business plan.

At the Gründungswerkstatt Deutschland (Start-up workshop Germany) commercial start-ups as well as business start-ups in the craft sector and liberal professions receive important work aids (business plan templates) for planning their self-employment. The InnovationsCentrum Rödermark (IC) (Innovation Center) also provides planning documents free of charge.

Start-up subsidies

Business start-ups who are currently unemployed have the possibility of receiving start-up subsidies from the employment agency.

For this you need an expert opinion on the feasibility of your business concept. Your employment agency will inform you of the subsidy conditions and which expert agency you should consult. Find out more at  apply for a start-up subsidy

Individual consultation

Take advantage of the possibility of a targeted, individual, and free consultation for your start-up plans with an expert of the IHK Offenbach am Main, the Kreishandwerkerschaft Offenbach, or the InnovationsCentrum Rödermark (IC). Get in touch with us to make an appointment!

Our experts will also gladly help with business management or legal questions.

Industries, market and competition

The IHK Offenbach am Main will help you research relevant industry figures and market information when you are trying to determine your positioning amongst competitors. Get in touch with Bernd Eckmann.

Start-up-specific information on the location

You can find important regional business data on the location of your choice, such as corporate tax rate or buying power indicators, under Facts & Figures.

You can see an overview of average rental prices for office, retail, logistics, production, and storage spaces on the homepage of the IHK Offenbach at Rents and Spaces.

Your local business development section will gladly answer any additional questions concerning the location.

Information and contact points for start-ups

Free commercial space & properties

The Commercial space and Kommunales Immobilienportal (municipal real estate portal) offers you an overview of free commercial space and real estate offers. Your business development section will gladly provide you with information about the specific local situation.