Is there any chance to do business as an asylum seeker? One of my journalist-friends... lives in Hagen.
He wants to do business, though his asylum procedure is not finished yet, even he didn't give fingerprint! But he has money in his country. Can he bring his money and start business here in Germany?
your friend has to register as an asylum-seeker if he wants to work in Germany. After three months he gets limited work permit and can work as an intern for example, even if his asylum-procedure is not finished yet. He needs a permission from the foreigners Authority thoug. ("Ausländerbehörde": hagen.de/web/de/fachbereic...).
Starting an own business is a little bit more complicated. For that he needs the confirmation as a refugee.
Here are more Informations in English and other languages: refugees.telekom.de/en/liv...
This Website can help to find work as a refugee: work-for-refugees.de
As a journalist your friend could also get in contact with some other journalists who are refugees too, like monis bukhari (facebook.com/monisbu).
I hope this helps somehow, all the best!