You can become self-employed in Germany under certain conditions. When someone becomes self-employed, this is also called starting up a business.

As a self-employed or self-employed person, you decide when and where you work or which assignments you accept. You will not be paid a salary, but will write invoices for the jobs you do. You are responsible for everything yourself and have to take care of many things.

Before you start your own business, you should always seek advice. For example, STARTHAUS will be happy to help you.

Generally, a distinction is made between whether you want to work freelance or whether you want to register a business.

In some areas you can become self-employed without any specific training or permission. But there are also work areas for which you need a special permission. Find out beforehand what you need in the area in which you want to become self-employed.

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