Many small businesses and freelancers here in Germany are suffering through this Corona crisis. Thankfully, the government stepped in quickly with emergency financial relief. As of April 9th, small businesses and freelancers in Baden-Württemberg qualify for aid up to the following values, spread out over 3 months.
- 9,000 Euros for for businesses with up to 5 employees
- 15,000 Euros for businesses with up to 10 employees
- 30,000 Euros for businesses with up to 50 employees
The application form is short and pretty straightforward, and processing time is just a few business days. I’m impressed.