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The purpose of this platform is not only to deliver instructions on setting up a business and updates on laws and regulations but also to give you access to the community of self-employed people in Austria where you can get to know others in a similar stage like you, learn from their experiences or get support from professional consultants.

Self-employed in Austria

One of the drawbacks of self-employment is working and feeling alone, so the FORUM was designed to provide a medium for support, networking, exchanging jobs, self-promotion and learning.

By becoming a member you get support from professional consultants and you get to know other freelancers and learn from their experiences. You can also exchange job offers and get access to resources, events, workshops, and webinars that help elevate your career and knowledge. You can ask questions, talk about your fears and experiences, organise coworking and create a solid network.


Every month we try to organise

  • events educating on self-employment in Austria

  • networking events, online and in person, for our members

  • events educating on business growth/marketing

  • and more!

All events are in English and free of charge for SEA Members.

Browse the current events HERE.

  • 14. März, 17:00 – 18:30
    Webinar & Q&A with Mag. Severina Ditzov
    Together with the expert Mag. Severina Ditzov you will discover the ins and outs of social security for self-employed individuals in Austria. From registration with the SVS to health, accident and pension - we will cover it all. Plus, you'll learn about severance pay, pension funds, and more!
  • 28. Feb., 17:00 – 18:30
    Workshop with Amel Derragui, Business Coach
    During this workshop with Business Coach Amel Derragui, you will learn how to get the clarity you and build a simple but effective marketing strategy to attract your ideal clients, become the go-to expert in your field and generate consistent revenue growth.
  • 07. Feb., 17:00 – 18:30 MEZ
    Webinar + Q&A
    VAT system, rates, and obligations in Austria explained: with the help of tax advisors from Freinthaler Treuhand Steuerberatungs GmbH, we will provide you with essential information for the self-employed in Austria.
  • 31. Jän., 18:00 – 19:30
    Webinar & Conversation
    Unlock your business potential with the Canvas Model. Exclusive event for 15 guests. Learn how to map out and understand the key elements of your business and create a clear plan for success. Hands-on experience and guidance from an expert, Mag. Miglena Hofer.

Through STORIES you learn more about the journey of other self-employed members of our community.

We ask questions - you learn.