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Work Business Authorities

Hamburg's authorities assist in starting or registering your business, issue permits or provide general information on commercial matters.

Hamburg Business Authorities

This article was created with the assistance of Hamburg Welcome Portal.

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

Hamburg has several local authorities that deal with commerce and which provide a range of services for businesses and entrepreneurs. The largest is the Handelskammer Hamburg (Chamber of Commerce) which is the main representative of the local business community. It provides a central point for registering new businesses and issuing permits, and provides information about local commercial matters and legal affairs.

Service Centre
The services of the company founding centre are directed at people interested in self-employment and setting up their own business in Hamburg (except a handicraft business). You do not need an appointment to receive a free initial consultation. Amongst other things, you will receive a starter kit containing leaflets with useful information.

Contact
Opening hours
Handelskammer Hamburg
Service-Center
Adolphsplatz 1
20457 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 36138138
Fax: +49 (0) 40 36138401
Email: service@hk24.de
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Special Advisory Service for Migrant Companies in Hamburg
Multi-lingual consultations for migrant companies, for instance in English, Polish, Arabic, Turkish, Dari or Farsi

Contact

Dr. Toufic El Masri
Phone: +49 (0) 40 36138356
Email: toufic.elmasri@hk24.de
Bahram Habib
Phone: +49 (0) 40 36138689
Email: bahram.habib@hk24.de
Ayhan Saka
Phone: +49 (0) 40 36138230
Email: ayhan.saka@hk24.de

Hamburg Chamber of Crafts

The Handwerkskammer Hamburg (Chamber of Crafts) represents skilled crafts and small businesses in Hamburg. Other, field-specific Chambers include the Hamburgische Architektenkammer (Chamber of Architects, German only), Hamburgische Ingenieurkammer-Bau (Chamber of Engineers and Construction. German only), Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg (Hanseatic Chamber of Lawyers, German only) and the Steuerberaterkammer Hamburg Hamburg (Chamber of Tax Consultants, German only).

Contact
Opening hours
Handwerkskammer Hamburg
Department “Betriebswirtschaftliche Beratung”
Holstenwall 12
20355 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 35905361
Fax: +49 (0) 40 35905506
Email: bbstinfo@hwk-hamburg.de
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7.45 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7.45 a.m. – 12.00
Friday: 7.45 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Hamburg Invest

Hamburg Invest is the one-stop agency for national and international investment in Hamburg as well as the central partner of Hamburg’s business sector on all topics relating to business development. We offer a wide range of services for small and medium-sized enterprises in particular.

Contact
Wexstrasse 7
20355 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 227019-0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 227019-29
Email: info@hamburg-invest.de

Centres for Business Development, Constructing and Environment

The Centres for Business Development, Constructing and Environment at the District Offices are the local points of contact for almost all administrative formalities that entrepreneurs have to complete. They advise on all aspects of business development and provide services for all related application and permit procedures across disciplines. Depending on your needs, the service team handles your application immediately, arranges a separate appointment or points you in the right direction. The contact details of all Centers for Business Development, Constructing and Environment can be found at www.hamburg.de/wirtschaft (website in German language only – navigation: → Servicestellen → Wirtschaftszentren Bezirke Hamburg).

hei. Hamburger ExistenzgründungsInitiative

"Self-employment can be taught" – that is the claim of the publicly-funded coaching programme hei. which offers seminars and courses for founders and start-ups. Application forms can be downloaded on the website or picked up in person at the hei. office. hei. Hamburger ExistenzgründungsInitiative” (Hamburg Business Start-up Initiative) offers free personal counselling for people interested in founding as well as young entrepreneurs. The initiative also establishes contact to people and institutions from the Hamburg founder network. In order to arrange a personal consultation, please call, or visit the website.

Contact
hei. Hamburger ExistenzgründungsInitiative
Besenbinderhof 39
D-20097 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 611700-0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 611700-19
Email: n.bachmann@hei-hamburg.de

Federal Employment Agency Hamburg

Unemployed persons receive information on business founding and the start-up grant (“Gründungszuschuss”) at the Federal Employment Agency Hamburg. For more information and assistance with next steps, the agency establishes contact to appropriate chambers, associations or start-up centres. Please schedule an appointment with the Federal Employment Agency in advance.

Contact
Agentur für Arbeit Hamburg
Kurt-Schumacher-Allee 16
20097 Hamburg

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