For Foreign People and Companies


Comprehensive 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

Email: betriebsberatung(at)

Building and traffic

  • Public tenders
  • Parking permit for craftsmen
  • Environmental sticker

Email: stadtentwicklung(at)

Educational consulting

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

  • Programs for inter-company apprentice instruction
  • Training guidance for trainees and businesses
  • Apprenticeship contracts
  • Professional orientation (e.g. school partnerships)
  • Operational training preparation
  • 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
  • Internships
  • Examinations (final and journeyman's examinations, master and continuing education examinations)
  • Rights and obligations in training
  • Cooperation with schools and universities

Email: berufsbildung(at)


  • Training for refugees

Email: willkommenslotsen(at)


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

Email: fbb(at)

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

Email: betriebsberatung(at)

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

Email: rolle(at)


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

Email: gewerbe(at)

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
  • Technology transfer
  • Assistance in the development of new products and processes

Email: innovationsberatung(at)


We support you in the development of modern personnel strategies and the development of cooperations and networks.

  • Skilled personnel recruitment
  • Advancement of women
  • Organizational consulting
  • Personnel development
  • Work/family harmony

Email: betriebsberatung(at) 

Legal consulting

We offer you legal counsel in all areas connected to managing craft businesses.

  • Employment law
  • General contract law (purchase and service contracts)
  • Commercial leasing law
  • Trade and company law
  • Collection center
  • Bankruptcy law
  • Private building law (VOB/B, BGB contract)
  • Competition law

Email: recht(at)


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

Email: sachverstaendige(at)

Technical consulting

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

  • Occupational safety
  • Operations and workshop planning
  • Assessment of operating facilities
  • IT organization
  • Production plan
  • Inventory and market value certificate
  • Norms/technical guidelines
  • Warehousing and material flow
  • Location planning
  • Supply chain

Email: betriebsberatung(at)

Environment and energy consulting

Energy efficiency has market 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 (EMAS etc.)

Email: umweltberatung(at)

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

  • Berlin school sponsor
  • Sustainable business management

Email: nachhaltigkeit(at)

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
    • Scaffold Construction
    • Installation & Heating
    • Painting and varnishing
    • Cabinet-making
    • Dentistry
  • Masters preparation course Part III (fundamentals of economics / law)
  • New technologies (competence center for future technologies in the crafts)
  • Qualifications for students, teachers, trainees, and journeymen
  • Restorer in cabinet-making and painting / varnishing trades
  • Continuing technical training (electrical engineering, scaffold construction, installation & heating, painting & varnishing, cabinet-making, dentistry)

Email: btz(at)
Email: bizwa(at)