Start-Ups

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. 

Existenzgründung Reutlingen, Tübingen, Zollernalb

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 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. This is why we don't just offer services relevant to various industries, but also have an on-site presence at the region’s many universities through the “IHK-Campus-Startup” project.  

Our experts provide concrete offers in the following areas:

  • Part-time self-employment
  • Starting a company when unemployed
  • Starting a company after college
  • Becoming a freelancer
  • Starting a company in the health industry
  • Starting a company in the service industry
  • Female entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship for those with a migration background
  • Starting a company after the age of 50
Your Contact at the Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

Michael Baukloh

Project Manager
Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) – Business Creation and Support

+49 7121 201-121

Marketing for the region is the central task of the Standortagentur Tübingen – Reutlingen – Zollernalb GmbH. The Standortagentur aims to promote and strengthen the international image of the Neckar-Alb region within the European Metropolitan Region of Stuttgart, as well as demonstrate the region’s appeal to visitors and investors. Partners of the Standortagentur include 31 cities and municipalities, three regional districts, the Neckar-Alb Regional Association, as well as the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) and Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).