For business start-ups

Setting up your own business it is important to prepare for that and to draw on advisory services. The Association of International Enterprises supports you with information, exchange of experiences and recommendations. Many facilities in Münster offer special support for business start-ups.

Here you find some links to information and advisory servides. If you want to follow thes, please click on them or copy the internet addresses into your browser:


  • Women & Work in FrauenForum e.V.
  • Chamber of Crafts Münster
  • Chamber of Industry and Commerce North Westphalia
  • Economic Promotion Münster GmbH
  • Federation of Labour Unions Münsterland
  • Coordination Spot for Migration and Intercultural Affairs
  • Jobcenter Münster


Women & Work in FrauenForum e.V.

The FrauenForum e. V. (Womens panel) and Frauen & Beruf (Women & work) are two organizations for women that for instance want to start their own business. There you can find some projects, events and advisory services.

Chamber of Crafts Münster

Crafts enterprises in the region of Münsterland are internationally oriented. Fifth part of all regional enterprises have business relations to foreign countries. The Chamber of Crafts (Handwerkskammer) Münster is representing the interests of craftsmen. The Chamber offers extensive services on information, advice and qualification.

Chamber of Industry and Commerce North Westphalia

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce North Westphalia (Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) Nord Westfalen) represents the interests of 135.000 endustrial and commercial enterprises. Businesspeople and enterprises in the region of Münsterland are members of the IHK Nord Westfalen. They are enlisted in the commercial register.

Economic Promotion Münster GmbH

The Economic Promotion (Wirtschaftsförderung) Münster GmbH supports local enterprises and business start-ups. It informs for instance about further possibilities for loans.

Federation of Labour Unions Münsterland

The Federation of Labour Unions (DGB) represents the interests of employees in all branches of economy. The DGB represents employees vis-a-vis employers, politicians and associations. It gets involved for the equal treatment of employees with migrational background.

Coordination spot for Migration and Intercultural Affairs

The Coordination spot for migration and intercultural affairs (Koordinierungsstelle für Migration und Interkulturelle Angelegenheiten) is set up to realize the migrational concept of the city of Münster. It supports advisory services, co-operation and networking. The coordination spot represents the interests and needs of citizens with migrational background. It emphasizes the importance of cultural diversity.

Jobcenter Münster

The Jobcenter Münster helps people seeking work on their way to their own business. It offers workshops for business start-ups. Here they find basic information about setting up their own business, its possibilities and hassles.