Hi, I’m Miglena Hofer

I am a licensed English speaking business consultant in Vienna with years of experience supporting foreign business owners register and run their business in Austria. I am also a legal professional and business mediator,
As a Bulgarian who moved to Austria in 2012 for love, I am a dedicated member and supporter of the international business community in Austria.

And let’s not forget – I am a mother of two children, a book author, parentpreneur, trainer, avid coffee drinker, a bookworm, and music lover.

I have many roles and I bring all of them to my work. Giving my clients a fully personable, customised and adapted business consulting service.

I truly love what I do.

If you want to know just how taken care of your business will be with my expert insights and guidance to doing business in Austria – here’s the full list of my qualifications below.


Everything I do, I do by combining my knowledge, empathy, and honesty.

If you want fast, generic answers, I am not the right professional for you.

If you want someone who guards your interest at all times and advises you according to that, even if the advice is not what you really wanted to hear, I am your consultant.

I am a devotee of life-long-learning and I am not shy of saying “I don’t know, but I will think about it and get back to you.” to you. My affection for life-long learning serves you and your needs.

You can always approach me, preferably by email. I don’t comply with the culture of immediacy and therefore, it takes me 2-3 days to answer emails. I do, however, read all of the emails I get the day I’ve got them. So, if there is a deadline running out or an objective emergency, I will reach out to you immediately.

Mondays have become sacred to me. This is my day to plan and organize the entire week, so on that day, I do not take calls, answer emails or hold meetings.

Why should you hire me

I will make things quick and easy for you, so you can focus on the things that made you (want to) start your business.
Whatever is possible, will be done for you.

You should hire me, so I can save you a lot of headache and money.

Experience and education

2022 Internationally certified mediator 

2021 – 2022 Virtual Entrepreneurship Program, Brussels Business School & The Professional Women’s Network 

2020 – present Business consultant and business mediator 

2019 – present Co-founder and CEO of The Collaboratory 

2015 – present Co-founder, Managing Director and Senior Legal Counsel of Austria for beginners 

2012 – 2013 Legal Intern, Austrian red cross 

2012 – 2013 International Legal Studies, Master’s degree, University of Vienna, Austria 

2005 – 2011 Master of Laws, University of Sofia, Bulgaria 

2019 – 2012 Legal Associate, Law office, Sofia, Bulgaria 

2008 – 2010 Secretary General, The European Law Students’ Association – Bulgaria 

2009-2010 European funding programs consultant, Projecta, Sofia, Bulgaria 

2007 – 2009 Lega assistant, Legera Law office, Sofia, Bulgaria 


The Professional Women’s Network 

The Vienna Family Network 

Making it in Austria 

ELSA Alumni 

International Debate Idea Association 

Let’s work together

I will make things quick and easy for you, so you can focus on the things that made you (want to) start your business.