Brown Bag Luncheon: Starting a Business in the KMC

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Chris Lee, De Vine Wine
Tina Lillicotch-Busch, German Aid


Wednesday, December 4, 2019
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


De Vine Wine
Kaiserstraße 40
66849 Landstuhl


This event will be held in English.

Event held in cooperation with

Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz
Wirtschaftsförderung Kaiserslautern

Target group:

Home-based business owners
Individuals interested in business, entrepreneurship, advertising 


Admission is free


Please register via email or phone (0631-366100).


Chris Lee, owner of De Vine Wine, and Tina Lillicotch-Busch, owner of German Aid, will share their insights and experiences on what it takes to set up and run a business as an American on the German economy and will be ready to answer your questions. Furthermore, representatives from the Fördergemeinschaft Sickingenstadt Landstuhl e.V. (the local trade association) will point out how they can support entrepreneurs willing to set up a business in Landstuhl. Afterward, there will be plenty of time to discuss the topic further and exchange views and experiences with like-minded business owners over a cup of coffee.

When entrepreneurs start a new business, it is usually synonymous with doing what they’re passionate about, being their own boss, and expecting financial gains. But as a business owner you also face diverse challenges, especially during the starting phase. Knowing about the potential challenges when setting up and running a business can help avoid making common mistakes.

Americans willing to open a business in Germany furthermore need to be aware of pitfalls in a rather unfamiliar environment. How have successful American entrepreneurs tackled upcoming issues and seized opportunities?

The luncheon is part of an ongoing German-American discussion about how to support Americans and their businesses and business ideas.

The event is held in cooperation with Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, and the Economic Development Agency Kaiserslautern.