The Industrie- und Handelskammern (IHK) unite all companies and businesses of a certain region, excluding only pure manufactory business, agriculture and freelancers.
Amongst their responsibilities they represent the interests of all their members in politics and general public and counsel and consult in questions of economy. Additionally IHK-Zentrum für Weiterbildung GmbH, a subsidiary of IHK, offers presentations and workshops for companies and experts, as well as leaders.
Germany has economic freedom. Everybody can register, change and terminate a business, regardless of their age, sex, origin and education, but it doesn't come without legal limitation in regards to exercise of a trade.
However, not everybody is fit to become an Entrepreneur. Professional experience and basic commercial knowledge to lead a business are of the utmost importance for every founder of a new business. Yet, even personal eligibility should be checked before establishing a business.
To successfully set up a business it is necessary to have the right know-how about:
Expertise and commercial qualification, market- and site-planning, public financial assistance, capital demand planning, turnover- and profit-planning, trade law, legal form of the business, taxes and insurance.
The responsive website for the IHK Reutlingen, Tübingen and Zollernalb uses more than 1.000 pages and is still growing, including a selection of fully customized extensions, a multi-domain setup feeding more than ten additional microsites, and the newsletter managament via Cleverreach.