Do you want to be self-employment in Germany? Read to understand the differences between a Freiberufler (Freelancer) or Gewerbe in Germany?
AKA how not to go broke as a business owner or freelancer in Germany. ;) Here are some of my top recommendations for staying one step ahead of natural calamities, freak accidents, non-paying clients or sudden sickness. And ensure that you can live a safe, and secure emotional and financial life in a foreign country. Some may call them necessary evil - but these essential insurances for freelancers in Germany can really keep you afloat in times of crisis.
The German government is offering aid to help businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers during corona crisis. Here is an overview of emergency aid for freelancers in Germany.
Is your German client not paying you? What is the official dunning procedure and etiquettes for unpaid invoices in Germany? Learn how to write a friendly reminder and Mahnung to your German client. !Don’t forget to download the payment reminder samples at the end of this post! The freelance life can be hard on bank accounts. Drastic irregular income makes solid budgeting almost impossible. Do you know what makes this even more difficult? Clients who don’t pay on time. Last fall I secured a large budget project with a corporate client. Long story short, after paying the first milestone promptly, they missed the payment deadline for the second and…
Traditional national banks, direct banks or one those new Fintechs apps offer a wide variety of business accounts in Germany. Which account suits you the best depends on many factors. Find out more in this post.
What is Scheinselbstständigkeit or fake self-employment in Germany? Freelancers in Germany should avoid scheinselbstständigkeit. Here's why!