KölnBusiness – helping you grow your business in Cologne

Whether setting up for the first time or expanding, KölnBusiness can support you every step of the way.

Our International Desk functions as a one stop agency for international companies wishing to set up a business in North Rhine-Westphalia’s largest city. We support you in all matters related to your business affairs in Cologne; our targeted services are offered free of charge. Our multilingual team is happy to guide you through the jungle of red tape and connect you with the relevant players for your business in Cologne.

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Our services

  • Free advice and support before, during and after your relocation to Cologne
  • Guidance and assistance with administrative and legal issues (e.g. work, resident and building permits)
  • Information about renting, leasing, buying or selling commercial properties in Cologne as well as connecting you to real estate agencies and realtors
  • Contact to all relevant departments of the city administration 
  • Assistance with staff recruitment
  • Integration into local business networks
  • Tips and advice on expat life in Cologne

Setting up a business

Short guide on different legal forms of companies in Germany and how to register a business.

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Information on visas & permits

Find out how to apply for a short- or long-term Visa as an entrepreneur or freelancer.

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Finding the right location

We provide information about real estate offers, office rental options, and coworking spaces.

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Our international team

Our team is here to help you to make an informed decision about your next move. We can provide you with local market insights, information about available funding programmes to support your entry and practical know-how so that you can hit the ground running.

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Considering Cologne?

When choosing a location for your business expansion or relocation abroad, there are many aspects to consider. KölnBusiness is here to help you to make an informed decision about your next move. We can provide you with local market insights, information about available funding programmes, relevant business contacts to support your entry and practical know-how so that you can hit the ground running.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have before you take the plunge and set up a business.

Any Questions?

We are always happy to help!