Range of Services the CCI offers Start-ups

The CCI-Service Centre is the central starting point of the CCI and therefore offers a wide range of services. A well-qualified, first advisory service, as well as extensive information is given to you by the team of the CCI-Service Centre. 

CCI-Service Centre

Schillerstraße 11

60313 Frankfurt am Main

Telephone: 004969 / 2197 - 1280

Mo -Thu from 8:00 -18:00 and Friday from 8:00 -16:30.

For more detailed information about start-ups and business you can call 004969/2197 – 2010 and for basic information on this topic, call 004969/2197 – 1280.

IHK-Seminar "Basics for Start-ups":

Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 8:30 to approximately 15:30 a „Seminar for start-ups“ takes place at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Frankfurt, entrance is at Börsenplatz 4, 60313 Frankfurt. The participation fee is 50,00 Euro and includes detailed information material. The fee is to be paid at the beginning of the road show. Prior registration is necessary.

The focal points are:


  • Registration of a trade or business
  • Company name as well as business and trade law
  • Activities requiring a special permit
  • The structure of  a business plan
  • Financial aid and support programmes

Please take note that the road show only takes place in German!

Following the road show there will be enough time to ask the experts your individual questions. It is also possible to make an appointment with some of the experts for “Start-up Support and Business Development”.  It is advizable therefore, to have a finished business-plan with you at the ready.

Start-ups in the field of telephone (04969) 2197 –


Retail trade, services

1262 – Mr. Laux

Financial services, insurance brokers

2010 – Team “business start-ups”

1281 – Mr. Höppner

Hotels, hospitality industry, travel agents

1333 – Mr. Horstmann

Wholesale and foreign trade, export/import

1434 – Mrs. Stolte

Real estate

1215 – Mr. Trippen


1293 – Mr. Dr. Steigleder

Innovative, technology-oriented fields

1429 – Mr. Dr. Lohmann

Media, telecommunications, advertising

1496 – Mr. Müller

Legal affairs

1273 – Mrs. Schmidt

1353 – Mrs. Bogon

Transport industry and forwarding trade

1457 – Mr. Dr. Theiss

Fiscal affairs

1329 – Mr. Siegl

Management consulting

1371 – Mrs. Mühl/ Mr. Dr. Schoder

Insurances, banks

1371 – Mrs. Mühl/ Mr. Dr. Schoder


1299 – Mrs. Pietsch

Information material: 

A selection of book and information brochures for start-ups are available at the IHK Frankfurt Library (office hours: Mon – Thu: 9:00-12:00; 13:00 -16:30 and Fri 9:00 -12:00; Fri 13:00 -15:30) – mostly in German. Additional brochures for start-ups can be obtained from the IHK Service Centre including many publications of the BMWi, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, PR Department: www.bmwi.de

Useful Internet addresses in English:

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology: www.bmwi.de/English/Navigation/root.html

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology – business start-up portal: www.existenzgruender.de/englisch/

More information about the immigration and establishment of a company in Germany: www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/trade.html

Information about financing and loans – kfw-mittelstandsbank:


Information about Frankfurt: www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=stadtfrankfurt_eval01.c.317693.en&template=hp_flash

Information and downloads about visa applications and establishment of a company in Germany:


Federal Foreign Office:


Further links for start-ups: www.dihk.de/en

Feel free to contact the “business-support” team for further information.



Anfragen aus dem IHK-Bezirk beantwortet:
Team Unternehmensförderung Finanzplatz - Unternehmensförderung - Starthilfe
Telefon:069 2197-2010 Fax:069 2197-1383

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