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Our spectrum of services for youComprehensive consulting for the crafts

The Berlin Chamber of Crafts offers a wide spectrum of services, ranging from technical, business management, and legal consulting all the way to extensive training and further education programs. We are your port of call for all questions concerning crafts.

Please schedule a consultation via email.

The employees of the Berlin Chamber of Crafts conduct consultations in German. If necessary, please bring an interpreter with you to the consultation.

Business management consulting

Would you like to manage your business in a future-oriented manner? Ask us!

  • Foreign trade
  • Business management
  • Business hand-over/succession
  • Export consulting
  • Financing/investments
  • Subsidies
  • Marketing
  • Quality management
  • Accounting/costing
  • Legal forms
  • Location assessment
  • Business assessment
  • Certification


Building and traffic

  • Public tenders
  • Parking permit for craftsmen


Educational consulting

You give young professionals a chance - and we support you.

  • Programs for inter-company apprentice instruction
  • Adaptation of vocational skills
  • Training guidance for trainees and businesses
  • Apprenticeship contracts
  • Professional orientation (e.g. school partnerships)
  • Operational training preparation
  • Digitalization in job training
  • Entrance qualifications (EQ)
  • Subsidy possibilities for advanced further training (advanced training scholarship, advancement BAföG)
  • Inclusion in job training
  • Conflicts between trainee and business
  • Exchange for apprenticeship and internship places
  • Mobility consulting (stays abroad)
  • Post-qualification
  • Customized placement of trainees
  • Student internship
  • Examinations (final and journeyman's examinations, master and continuing education examinations)
  • Rights and obligations in training
  • Cooperation with schools and universities


  • Recognition of foreign professional qualifications
  • German law on the immigration of professional employees (Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz)


  • Training for refugees



  • Subsidies for professional training in the state of Berlin (FBB)
  • Subsidies for Berlin training companies


Consulting for business start-ups

We help you get a handle on the available information!

  • Business plan
  • Financing
  • Subsidies/master foundation subsidy
  • Foundation process
  • Capital requirements
  • Liquidity and profitability planning
  • Choice of legal form
  • Location questions
  • Taking over a business
  • Insurance


Working in your trade

Do you have questions about the prerequisites for self-employment under craft law? Are there changes in your business which must be registered under craft law? You have come to the right place.

  • Changes (e.g. address, name, legal form, owner), Terminations
  • Certifications
  • Change of business manager



  • Exemptions and business permits (§§ 7-9 HwO)
  • Business foundation in connection with entry into the commercial registry


Innovation and digitalization

You have the idea – we help you implement it.

  • Digital business processes and models
  • Subsidy programs
  • Research and development partners
  • Idea development
  • Cooperation projects
  • University contacts
  • Patents/industrial property rights/standards
  • New technologies and technology transfer
  • Assistance in the development of new products and processes



We support you in answering all of your questions regarding staff and organization.

  • Recruiting
  • Staff management
  • Staff development
  • Organization



For an expert assessment of craft prices, goods, and services, we order and mediate experts for expert opinions and as consultants.


Technical consulting

Technical regulations are complex – we help you keep an eye on what's important to you.

  • Occupational safety
  • Business premises planning
  • Evaluation of fixed assets/PV calculation
  • IT organization
  • Planning systems and material flow
  • Real estate valuation
  • Management systems
  • Machine-hour rate
  • Seeking a successor
  • standards and standardisation in the craft industry
  • certification
  • Subcontracting


Environment and energy consulting

Energy efficiency has potential – we help you utilize it!

  • Waste disposal and waste water
  • Diesel debate and vehicle acquisition
  • Energetic retrofitting as field of activity
  • Air pollution control and noise protection in operations
  • Energy savings (subsidies)
  • Market field renewable energies
  • Handling hazardous materials
  • Environmental management systems (ISO 14000 etc.)


Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

  • Berlin school sponsor
  • Sustainable business management


Further education

We can inform you of the many different training possibilities for crafts and help you find the right training / further education.

  • Instructor qualifications (AEVO – Part IV)
  • Company training (commercial and technical continuing education)
  • Building Energy Consultant (HWK)
  • Certified Business Economist (HwO)
  • Certified Business Administrator for Building Management (HWK)
  • Certified Business Manager Business Administrator (HwO)
  • Masters preparation courses Part I and Part II:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Installation & Heating
    • Painting and varnishing
    • Signs and neon signs manufacturer
    • Cabinet-making
    • Dentistry
  • Masters preparation course Part III (fundamentals of economics / law)
  • Continuing technical training (electrical engineering, cabinet-making)