Starting in freelancing: How to become a freelancer in Germany

Start 25. Mai 2021 15:00
Ende 25. Mai 2021 19:00
Ort BBB. We will send you the link and access data in good time before the course.

Many young people want to start a freelancing that gives them more flexibility. Berlin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem offers incredible opportunity for people with useful skills to start a freelancing business and eventually grow that into a sustainable self-employed career, or just to start up a company together with friends. However, many questions come up in mind when thinking about becoming a freelancer in Germany. Indeed, there are important points, that need to be considered beforehand. In this online seminar we are going to discuss about important requirements, permits and regulations, that especially international students need to know when thinking about freelancing business in Germany. The main topics of the seminar are:

  • Legal form of my self-employment
  • Difference between „freiberuflich“, „gewerblich“, „nebenberuflich selbständig“
  • Insurances and taxes
  • Communication with German authorities
  • Registration with IHK, GEZ and other associations
  • Legal requirements: offer and order management/templates, writing invoices correctly
  • Drafting contracts with cooperating partners
  • “Impressumspflicht” - obligation under German law to provide publication details in an "Impressum" on the Internet
  • AGB terms and conditions /DSGVO
  • Are there any conflicts with my (student) visa and freelancing business?

Lela Grießbach leads through the workshop and answers your questions. Lela is doing a part-time doctorate in the field of women’s entrepreneurship at the University of Siegen. She is active as a freelance business trainer for the initiative of independent immigrants in Berlin (ISI e.V).

We ask for a binding registration by email startup@htw-berlin.de by May 20, 2021!

The course takes place online via the BigBlueButton. You will receive the link to the course from us in good time and you only need a stable internet connection to participate.