Checklist for Startups

Anyone who wants to start a company needs to prepare well for it. This checklist will help you to remember the right things and to make an informed decision. We have put together a few topics that should be considered honestly and soberly. If you find it easy to find an answer to most questions, you are on the right track.

Anyone who wants to start a company needs to prepare well for it. This checklist will help you to remember the right things and to make an informed decision. We have put together a few topics that should be considered honestly and soberly. If you find it easy to find an answer to most questions, you are on the right track.

1.) About the founder himself

What is your motivation for the step into self-employment?

What is the more fitting term of your step towards self-employment: is it a makeshift or a long-cherished wish?

Do you have good contacts in the future industry?

How well can you make new contacts?

What skills do you bring into the new company?

Wenn wenig oder keine: haben Sie Personen im Umfeld, die Sie hier zuverlässig unterstützen ?

What can you do particularly well?

On what particularly will you still have to work to be successful in the new company?

What does success mean to you in terms of the new company?

Would you be willing to do this step alone?

Would you be willing to take these measures with other people?

Which people could these be?

How much are you able to handle both personal and financial matters?

What kind of support do you have in your family circle?

What goals have you accomplished that you set for yourself so far?

2.) The financial side

How difficult is it for you to set up a business plan?

How hard is it for you to have debts?

How much are you willing to take calculable risks?

How well do you want to be protected against risks?

How well should your family be protected against risks?

What are your prior experiences with financing?

What regular income do you need in any case?

How do you deal with irregular income?

3.) Your duties in the newly founded company

What are your experiences in a leading position?

What are your experiences in employment law?

What tasks can you easily delegate?

Which employees do you need in your new company?

How do you recruit these employees?

What legal framework do you need to consider?

What are the tax conditions?

How did you prepare yourself for the task?

How do you see yourself in the work organization and in the work processes?