Services of the Unternehmenswerkstatt Deutschland

Unternehmenswerkstatt Deutschland is the central point of contact for the participating chambers of industry and commerce in the areas of business start-ups, business security and business succession. The portal offers users the advantages of the digital world with personal advice from IHK experts. Regionally coordinated offers make it possible to guarantee neutral, competent and local support for users.

Secure project spaces for all business phases - with the support of regional experts

Register free of charge in the Unternehmenswerkstatt, create a project and choose between the project types business start-up, business protection and business succession.


Use the start-up project room to work on your business idea alone or in a team, prepare your bank interview and go through the start-up phase.

Benefit from:
  • a business plan template including explanations, guidelines and sample texts,
  • Explainer videos from the field of start-up,
  • a predefined, bankable financial plan with liquidity, profitability and a monthly overview over three years and
  • an IHK expert who is available to answer questions.

Company safeguarding

Use the project room Safeguarding and get an initial assessment of how the economic situation in your company stands.

Benefit from:
  • the crisis thermometer, an IHK tool for an initial assessment,
  • approaches to action and impulses depending on the result of the crisis thermometer,
  • the IHK emergency manual, a template to be effectively protected as a company in case of an emergency and
  • an IHK expert who will support you in securing your business.

Company succession

Use the Succession Project Room and plan the handover of your company or the takeover of a new company.

Benefit from:
  • a company value calculator to determine a first point of reference for the valuation of your company,
  • Sample contracts for e.g. a due diligence or sample purchase agreements for a limited liability company or a sole proprietorship,
  • Checklists for your company succession,
  • experienced IHK experts who support you in the succession process and
  • Integration of the succession workshop NRW, which you can use interactively.