Freelance job or business?

September 2021

Before starting a business, the question often arises whether the planned activity should be added to the liberal professions or whether it is a trade after all.
As one of the leading advisory institutions for liberal professions in Germany, you will receive from Institute for Liberal Professions (IFB) free initial information on this via the hotline.
Call 0911 235650, Monday to Friday from 09 a.m. to 00 p.m.
Or you can just make a written request about the contact form on our website - we usually reply within 1-2 working days.
For a detailed consultation on the question of the delimitation of free occupation and trade, you can also have a one-hour individual consultation on site, by phone or Skype in Calendar of Events of the IFB.

Hamid Rezai
Head of start-up advice at the Institute for Liberal Professions (IFB)


You can find more information about the IFB and the advisory services here.