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Important steps

Do you want to become self-employed or start your own company?

Before you do this and take the necessary steps, you first need to ask yourself some questions (fr) to clearly describe your project, analyse the environment, commercialise your idea, organise your company or finance your project.

You must then take a number of steps, or fulfil a number of formalities, conditions and administrative obligations (fr) which differ according to the type of activity and the company’s legal format.

These are the most important steps when establishing a company:

Depending on the region you will also need to prove you understand the basics of business management. More information - specific to the regions - is available on the different portal sites of the regional institutions: