Jamie Taylor

Library of Best Practice

WKO Gr√ľnderservice (Chamber of Commerce Start-up Service)

Gründerservice is a service to encourage entrepreneurship and business start-up, which was established by the Chamber of Commerce in Vienna. It offers advice for all phases of establishing an enterprise in Austria:

  •  First considerations (business idea, personal requirements)
  • Planning (business plan, marketing and competition, capital requirements, financing, funding, taxes, social insurance)
  • Establishing a business (legal , financial considerations)

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With their start-up service, the Chambers of Commerce provide expert advice throughout Austria. As part of this service, they offer the following supports to start-ups, free of charge:

  • Workshops
  • Individual consultations
  • Themed events and expert discussions

The website also has a section with information concerning business activities of migrants and expatriates in Austria in accessible language that is easy for non-fluent speakers to understand (in German only).

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