„Promotion of entrepreneurial know-how“ of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA)
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„Promotion of entrepreneurial know-how“ of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA)

The consultancy programme „Promotion of entrepreneurial know-how“ is a state incentive for business management consultancy during the Corona crisis. Our consulting services, which are provided for you, will be subsidised by the state with a consultancy amount of up to 4,000 euros with immediate effect and until 31.12.2020.

Our consulting services include liquidity planning, income planning and profitability planning as well as the development of tools and measures to overcome the crisis. This subsidy applies to small and medium-sized enterprises and to freelancers affected by the Corona crisis.

Relevant information regarding the application for “ Promotion of entrepreneurial know-how „

You can apply online at the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). The application has to be approved before the beginning of the consulting service. The subsidy is only granted to consultancy firms that are accredited by BAFA. We have been accredited for a long time and will provide you with our consultant ID upon request.

Companies are entitled to submit an application. Each individual company within a group of companies is also eligible to apply, provided that the group as a whole does not exceed the size criteria of small and medium-sized companies.

After entering the relevant master data, you will be asked to briefly explain why the application is considered a Corona application. The PDF should be named „Corona affected“. We will be glad to discuss how to justify your application.

Assistance on how to complete the application can be found here. We will be pleased to assist you with the application.

The following requirements must be met

  • The company is already established.
  • You meet the conditions of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as the de minimis rule.
  • A reasonable negative economic impact exists due to the corona crisis.
  • The company must be based in Germany.
  • EU definition of small and medium-sized enterprises is complied with.

The following companies and entrepreneurs are excluded from the programme

  • Business and economic consulting firms
  • Economic enterprises and accounting firms
  • Tax Consultancy firms
  • Lawyers
  • Notaries
  • Insolvency Administrators
  • or similarly consulting or training companies
  • charitable companies
  • non-profit associations
  • Foundations
  • Companies whose assets are subject to insolvency proceedings
  • or who fulfil the conditions for opening such proceedings

You may receive consulting services for the following matters

  • economic matters
  • financial matters
  • personnel-related matters
  • organisational matters of corporate governance

The following advice is not subsidised

  • Legal and insurance issues
  • Tax consulting activities (e.g. preparation of annual financial statements and tax returns)
  • Submission of applications, responding to general enquiries
  • Expert opinions
  • regarding doctors and other health professionals: measures for sale/distribution of goods or services, marketing, measures to increase turnover

The consultancy report will be subsequently delivered to BAFA. The 100%-subsidy of the consulting fee (maximum of 4,000 euros) is paid directly to the consulting firm as a grant by BAFA. Several consultations are possible until the maximum subsidy amount is exhausted. Within six months of receipt of the grant, you must submit the form, which confirms that consulting services have been received.

Please contact us in case you require assistance.

Within the framework of this programme, no costs will occur for you for consulting services up to a consulting value of 4,000 euros.

Please contact us:

Email: BAFA-kso@ecovis.com

Phone: 0049-2173-399 47 289

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Lars Rinkewitz
Lars Rinkewitz
Tel.: +49 211-90 86 70