Breaking into Germany

The Daring Adventure of Scaling Your Company Internationally

Matt Hallmann
3 min readMar 17, 2023

Let me start with a confession: I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of scaling a company internationally. There’s something thrilling about taking a local business and transforming it into a global powerhouse. But as much as I’d love to tell you that it’s all rainbows and unicorns, the truth is that international expansion is a bumpy ride, especially when you’re taking your first steps into a complex market like Germany.

But hey, if you’re anything like me, you’re not the type to shy away from a challenge. So, buckle up, and let’s dive into the world of global business and explore the hurdles and opportunities that await in the land of beer and bratwurst. 🌍🇩🇪

Navigating the German Bureaucracy: Geduld ist eine Tugend (Patience is a virtue) 📋

First thing’s first: bureaucracy. Germany is known for its strict regulations and extensive paperwork. But don’t let this intimidate you! It’s simply a matter of understanding the rules and playing by them.

Start by researching the legal requirements for setting up your business in Germany, and engage a local expert to help you navigate the process. Registering your company, applying for permits, and…