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The Business Start-up Portal on the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) website contains general information on legal issues, how to draft a business plan and the available funding programmes, and also provides a range of useful check lists and support tools.
You can find more specific information on start-ups in Berlin on Gründen in Berlin (Business Start-up Network Berlin). The German site lists over 70 consultancy and advice services for the Berlin start-up network. With the user-friendly search function, you can easily find contact details, events and dates as well as success stories about the supported start-ups. The details in English provide an overview of the services on this gateway for entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Start-up Support Helpline
The Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research has set up a central support helpline on (030) 9013-8444 to deal with all the issues related to setting up a new business. The helpline experts can either answer your questions directly or provide information on where to find the answers.