In the second year of the Corona pandemic, many founders in the Ebersberg district took the step into self-employment: the number of new start-ups in 2021 rose by eleven percent to 1200 compared to the previous year and has thus reached the highest level for several years. according to calculations by the IHK for Munich and Upper Bavaria. These figures are based on data from the Bavarian State Office for Statistics. The damper from the first Corona year 2020 did not continue last year, as the Chamber of Industry and Commerce states in a press release.
New establishments in the region were mainly in trade, in the service sector and in the area of communication and information. In addition to the start-ups, there were also more than 70 company takeovers in the Ebersberg district in 2021, especially in retail and construction. Basically, the IHK sees a strong trend towards start-ups in e-commerce and digital services. The fight against Corona has also promoted start-ups in the health sector. Some of the self-employed in areas such as stationary trade, gastronomy or the event industry have dared to make new beginnings.
“As in previous years, there is also a boom in founding part-time jobs. In the past year, widespread short-time work should have boosted this development again,” says Sonja Ziegltrum-Teubner, chairwoman of the IHK regional committee in Ebersberg. She is committed to a stronger culture of self-reliance. This includes a better start-up climate with less bureaucracy and simpler tax rules. “The opportunities and value of entrepreneurship for society must also be made clear at school,” Ziegltrum-Teubner demands. The chairwoman also emphasizes the outstanding role of entrepreneurs within the regional economy: “Start-ups and new companies stand for innovation and dynamism. They lay the foundation for future economic success.” The Chamber of Industry and Commerce sees the trend towards better preparation of a start-up, which is promoted by the chamber’s advisory services, as positive. The trend towards founding a part-time business also shows that many founders initially try the leap into self-employment with less risk.