Starting a business from unemployment

Setting up a business with unemployment benefit I and II

The orientation seminar “Starting a business from unemployment” is intended especially for those interested in setting up a business from unemployment benefit I from the Employment Agency and unemployment benefit II from the Job Centre for start-ups in Bremen and Bremerhaven.

What contents are being worked on?

During the seminar, we will provide you with all the important information. You will also get an overview of the wide range of services offered by Starthaus to support your start-up.

We will inform you about the funding options, such as the start-up grant and the start-up allowance. You will find out which requirements have to be met and which services have to be provided.

We will then introduce you to our Starthaus business plan template.

What is the procedure?

First of all, please talk to your case officer and clarify the general readiness for funding.

Create your first business plan using our template. You can find the Starthaus business plan template here.

Tips and advice on how to write your business plan can be found in our orientation seminar presentation. We will gladly make this available to you.


We offer workshops on an ongoing basis. You can find the dates for the orientation seminar "Starting a business from unemployment" in our event calendar. Please register in good time.

Please also make use of the numerous other seminars and information events to cover your knowledge and information needs.

We wish you every success and will of course be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you with further procedures by telephone.