From Idea to Success!

Many people cherish the dream of running their own company. But while there’s no lack of good ideas, many fail to overcome the hurdle of transforming their idea into a functioning business model. How can you develop a proper business plan? Who can help you? What can you do about financing? What legal and tax challenges will you face? Find the answers to these and many other questions at the Neckar-Alb region's chambers of commerce. 




In the past year alone, around 3,500 brave entrepreneurs followed their dream and registered a company in the Neckar-Alb region. Each new company brings with it fresh ideas, economic dynamism, an increase in competition, and the potential to generate additional jobs. The region's chambers of commerce are here to help you join this community of go-getters and finally start your dream business. 

The Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) and Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) are your go-to specialists when it comes to starting a business in the Neckar-Alb region. Take advantage of their comprehensive services to guarantee the best possible start to your professional independence. Please visit the chambers’ websites for more information about courses, seminars, and individual consultations.


Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK)

The Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts’ start-up assistance supports entrepreneurs in their first steps towards self-employment.  This includes assessing the business idea, clarifying investment and financing needs while taking public funding programs into account, analyzing the current market situation and industry competitors, as well as assisting with the creation of a business plan.

The chamber’s start-up professionals will outline the risks and opportunities and help you implement your business idea as successfully as possible. The Starter Center at the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) even assists entrepreneurs in completing all the necessary formalities to help ensure a smooth start.

The complementary services of the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) include the following:

  • Monthly workshops and group consultations about starting a business
  • Individual consultations on the following topics:

             ­ - Planning full or part time self-employment
             ­ - Corporate takeover and corporate succession
             ­ - Business valuation
             ­ - Business plan check
             ­ - Funding and financing advice

Your Contact at the Reutlingen Chamber of Your Contact at the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK):
Sylvia Weinhold

Business Consulting
Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK)

+49 7121 2412-130

Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

Business creation and support is one of the IHK's core tasks. Entrepreneurs can learn everything they need to know for starting their own company through the chamber's wide range of information, consulting services, and seminars. No matter your motivation for becoming self-employed, we are here to support you from day one.

Your Contact at the Reutlingen Chamber of Your Contact at the Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK):
Victor Pauls

Head of Entrepreneurship Division
Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

+49 7121 201-204