Top rated by Coaching Participants
„A good coach helps to try new things, to master difficult situations or to understand yourself better. He listens actively and asks clever questions. In this way, he helps to recognize new or different perspectives without giving answers himself. This often leads to real eye-opening moments, inspiration and solutions for the apparently unsolvable. A good mentor shares his knowledge that has already been tried and tested. He gives tips, answers and shares recipes for success. He actively helps to understand and solve problems. Markus does both excellently! I highly recommend him and his team at Wistor.“
„Super friendly, very competent and gives courage! Has helped me a lot.“
„The coaching with Markus was successful. It gave me new insights and the support I needed. Despite my extensive professional experience of over 20 years in business, I had to realize again that you never stop learning.“
„I have had very good experience with the consulting and the coaching has always been very professional. Many thanks again for the support.“
„With his specialist knowledge, Markus was always able to give me a very good and immediately implementable answer to my individual questions and helped me to start my own business in a way that suits my personal needs and strengths. I can fully recommend him as a coach!“
„Very recommendable business coaching, which was individually tailored to my needs. Practical examples helped me a lot and made the coaching even more efficient. In addition, I was able to carry out the personal coaching part-time even on weekends in a short period of time. I would book this coaching again at any time.“
„Excellent coaching! Markus had understandable answers to all my questions - and I had a lot of questions! Thank you very much, Markus, I can recommend you wholeheartedly and with a clear conscience!“
Successful use of the Initial Financial Support
Initial financial support Cologne – funding, amount, duration, conditions
In order to provide support after setting up a business or to promote the start of employment subject to social insurance contributions, persons receiving unemployment benefit II can, under certain conditions, receive entry benefit. The entry benefit is a discretionary benefit. Job seekers who receive unemployment benefit I cannot apply for the founding subsidy (however, for unemployment benefit II, they can apply to the Job Center) at the Employment Agency.
In addition to the entry money, persons who receive unemployment benefit II can also receive other benefits to start or carry out self-employment for the procurement of material goods. A more general overview of benefits for the integration of self-employed persons is regulated in § 16c SGB II. This includes a subsidy of up to 5,000 euros. This subsidy is for the procurement of material goods which are necessary and appropriate for the exercise of the self-employed activity. In this context, it applies that the self-employed activity achieves economic viability within a period of time which must be regarded as reasonable. This means that the self-employed person can earn his or her own living and all other benefits after a reasonable period of time after deducting the costs of the self-employment. Here, a statement from a competent body is important for the viability, which can also be issued by our Institute for Career and Entrepreneurship of Wistor GmbH in the case of viable projects.
The duration of the support can be up to 24 months. The amount of the subsidy can be calculated in two ways: the individual case related calculation and the lump sum calculation. With the lump-sum assessment, the maximum subsidy limit is 75 percent of the standard requirement in accordance with § 20 Section 2 Clause 1 of the German Social Code II (SGB II). In addition, our experts will also help you with the application and within the framework of subsidised coaching. We can also help you with the other important points for obtaining the entry money: