Bavaria – the German state with the highest number of new business start-ups

With almost 70,000 people becoming self-employed in 2011 alone, Bavaria is the German state with the highest number of new business start-ups.

Starting up a new business in Germany is simple and uncomplicated. Foreign investors have the opportunity to set up an independent branch of their company in Germany, so they can operate there directly.

In addition, they can set up subsidiaries and, like German entrepreneurs, they may choose which form of company they prefer.

The 10 most important steps towards setting up a company in Bavaria


1.       Contact Invest in Bavaria
2.       Draft a business plan
3.       Decide on the most appropriate legal organisation
4.       Open a bank account
5.       Keep all documents required to set up a company
6.       Choose the right experts and partners
7.       Register with the Commercial Register
8.       Find suitable business and office premises
9.       Apply for a residence permit
10.    Take up your business activity

Do you need more information on how to start up your company in Bavaria? Then discuss your needs with our foreign trade expert at the exhibition booth or contact Invest in Bavaria.