More knowledge means better planning.

The more you know about your industry, the better you can plan the path to self-employment. Knowledge of industries will help to indicate whether and how you can make your business idea succeed. What legal frameworks exist in your industry? Does your industry have averages which help you estimate the typical sales and profit you might achieve?

The City of Munich’s information on starting a business provides important details about framework conditions, practical tips, and useful contacts in the city.
The information is currently available in English for the following areas:

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Retail Business

Inform yourself about the requirements before you get started e.g. regulations on buildings, doing business, and in some cases hygiene.

Further information
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Restaurant Business

A number of formalities have to be dealt with before you can begin. These include for example regulations on buildings, the catering trade, and food hygiene. When it comes to self-made bakery products, craft-trade regulations also play a role.

Further information