Business consulting program North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW): Advice on business start-ups and takeovers

The NRW business consulting program offers specific advice and support for your start-up.

If you want to start a company or take over the majority in a company, you can take advantage of the support of the North Rhine-Westphalia Business Consulting Program (BPW NRW).

You will receive grants if you seek advice from freelance consultants on setting up or taking over a business. The development, testing and implementation of the start-up concept prior to execution is funded. We assume the costs for the consulting service for up to four daily rates for a start-up and for up to six daily rates for a takeover. The amount of funding is 50 percent of the costs incurred, at a maximum of 400 euros.

For recipients of unemployment benefit II, university graduates and those returning to work with low incomes, 80 per cent are subsidized, also at a maximum of 400 euros.

Further information is available from the local advisory services (Startercenter NRW, chambers and business development institutions).

The model contract and the advisory guidelines for the program can also be found on the Startercenter NRW website.