1) Information session for founders
The information session for founders is an initial orientation talk on the topic of starting up a business in the hotel and catering sector. The session lasts around four hours (incl. preparation and follow-up work) and you will receive fundamental information about the key stages along the route to running your own business. You will learn, for example, what legal requirements you need to take into account, what is involved in concluding lease or sales agreements and the important principles that need to be considered when hiring associates. The conclusions of the session are summarised for you in a brief set of minutes.
The information sessions for founders is a free service provided by the DEHOGA Baden-Württemberg. You can arrange an appointment directly with the DEHOGA consulting team by sending an e-mail to info(at) dehoga-beratung.de, calling +49 (0)7 11 - 6 19 88 37 or by using our contact form.
2) Foundation package
The foundation package contains a collection of experiences gathered from a wealth of business start-ups and take-overs, put together to form a practical set of guidelines with lots of tips and suggestions. A special DEHOGA-Download-Section contains valuable templates and working aids (e.g. business plan template, check lists and cost calculators).
Sponsored by the Ministry of Industry through resources from the European Social Fund and state funds, as well as through grants from DEHOGA Baden-Württemberg, the foundation pack is free of charge.
You can order your personal foundation package here.
3) Information day for founders
With the free information day for founders, we will visit you in your area and offer you foundation know-how and valuable practical knowledge, pure and simple. In a workshop, two experienced and professional DEHOGA experts will show you ways to make a successful start to your career as an independent entrepreneur. On the information day you can find out, for example, how to devise a modern concept, what you need to look out for when concluding contracts, what to bear in mind when drawing up a business plan and what funding opportunities you can harness for your project. The conclusions reached jointly at the event are then summarised as guidelines on what to do next.
The information day is free of charge thanks to grants from DEHOGA Baden-Württemberg and from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry through resources from the European Social Fund and state funds.
Information days for founders are held in all regions throughout the state — so there's one right near you!
Sicherheitshinweise für Teilnehmende aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie: Diese Veranstaltungen finden als Präsenzveranstaltungen statt, immer abhängig von der aktuellen Corona-Lage und unter Anwendung des Hygienekonzepts der DEHOGA Akademie. Dieses Hygienekonzept fußt auf den Verordnungen des Landes, sowie den Richtlinien zur Arbeitssicherheit der Berufsgenossenschaft BGN und gilt für alle DEHOGA-Veranstaltungen.
Zum Sicherheits- und Hygienekonzept der DEHOGA Akademie und den Sicherheitshinweisen für Teilnehmende
Dates for 2021:
- 23 August in Karlsruhe/ Baden-Baden
- 14 September in Heilbronn
- 26 October Mannheim/Heidelberg
- 15 November in Bad Überkingen
Dates for 2022:
- 27 January in Heidelberg/Mannheim
- 16 March in Bad Überkingen
- 25 April in Freiburg
- 17 May in Stuttgart
- 20 June Bodensee
- 26 July in Heilbronn
- 6 September in Karlsruhe
- 28 September in Bad Überkingen
- 14 November in Freiburg
- 19 December in Heilbronn
Contact: DEHOGA Akademie
Hausener Straße 19
73337 Bad Überkingen
Telefon: +49 07331 93250-0
Online-Anmeldung über die Website der DEHOGA Akademie:
Zu den Gründungs-Orientierungstagen
4) Foundation check
An initial on-site check for your foundation idea. Get a thorough health-check on the basic orientation of your project. Am I on the right track with my project?
With a foundation check-up, you can consult an industry professional from the DEHOGA consulting team to answer this question. At an on-site meeting, he will discuss the key aspects of your foundation project with you (e.g. issues such as concept, cost-effectiveness and financing). The results will be detailed in note form in a compact report which will help put you on the right track from the outset. You will also receive information on important industry key figures and funding programmes in Baden-Württemberg. Further support can then immediately be provided for promising projects through detailed foundation consulting.
Thanks to sponsorship from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry through resources from the European Social Fund and state funds, as well as grants from DEHOGA Baden-Württemberg, the foundation check-up is free of charge.
You can arrange an appointment directly with the DEHOGA consulting team by calling +49 (0)7 11 - 6 19 88 37 or by using our contact form.
5) Foundation consulting
Following a successful foundation check-up, comprehensive foundation consulting will enable you to form a secure basis for your project. Make use of professional support from DEHOGA consulting. The topics range from concept development and detailed economic viability examination to programme, marketing and sales planning. You will receive a consultation report with specific recommendations, which you can also use as a guideline for making financing applications to your bank. A financial expert can also be on hand to offer support for meetings with the bank if required.
Founders can benefit from up to ten funded consultation days. Ministry of Commerce and Industry sponsorship through resources from the European Social Fund and state funds means that consultations can be offered at reduced rates. One consultation day costs just EUR 225 (net own contribution). This is subject to EUR 42,75 VAT per consultation day. A valuable investment in your future!
Please arrange appointments directly with the DEHOGA consultation team by calling +49 (0) 7 11 6 19 88 37 or by using our contact form.
6) Subsidies from L-Bank and Bürgschaftsbank
Founders of new businesses need capital at favourable rates. The subsidy professionals at the L-Bank and Bürgschaftsbank can offer you an overview of the best subsidies for your project. The experts check which programme is suitable for your plans. The Bürgschaftsbank supports promising projects, for example, by providing securities for loans that you need for the project from your own bank.
Take advantage of this opportunity for a free initial discussion with subsidy professionals near you. You can arrange an appointment directly with the DEHOGA consulting team by sending an e-mail to info(at)dehoga-beratung.de, calling +49 (0)7 11 - 6 19 88 37 or by using our contact form.