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5 steps to: Setting up in business
5 steps to: Growing your business
Entrepreneurship. Dutch style.
ICP Research 2013: Perceived quality of professional life in NL
“we have to climb down the ladder”
Entrepreneurs:

You’re likely to be like me:
Sole trader
Ambition to grow
Female

Services sector (low overhead)
Profile i...
It’s easy to do business
in the Netherlands
Setting up

5 steps to complete when starting a business in the Netherlands
Step 1.

Identify your entrepreneurial qualities
Start building a network
Seek advice & coaching

Step 2:

Describe your p...
Step 3:

Step 4:

Draft a financial plan & business plan

Check laws & regulations
Organise book-keeping
Arrange tax matte...
Step 5:

Choose legal form
Arrange insurance
Draft business terms & conditions
Register at Chamber of Commerce
Starting your business:
Chamber of Commerce resources:
Starterstraject
One hour Consultation with a business adviser
Ten s...
Growing

5 steps to generate business inside and outside the Expat community
FOCUS

KEEP IT SIMPLE

BE CLEAR ON WHAT YOU WANT & WHY
Growing your business:
Chamber of Commerce resources:
Coachpool
http://www.port4growth.nl/
http://www.syntens.nl/
Women’s ...
Networks (examples)

Useful information / links

ACCESS

http://www.kvk.nl/englishwebsite/

Women's Business Initiative In...
REFLECTION

If you are starting out:
Do I really want to set up in business?
If so, what are the first three actions I mus...
QUESTIONS?
Thanks and close
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Starting your own Business | Podium nov 5

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Starting or growing your own business in the Netherlands? Bert Wams (KvK) will make clear which steps are necessary to transform an idea into a concrete business plan. Sinead Hewson (WBII) will focus on the growth perspectives within businesses in order to help the existing entrepreneurs to the next level.

Sinead Hewson & Bert Wams

WBII & KVK

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  • Motivation, ask for help, start networking, use Starterstraject, Coachpool, seminars, etc
    Market research: banks, branche organizations, competition, trends
  • Business plan is a checklist, strategy, for yourself to see if idea is viable, for bank,
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    1. 1. 5 steps to: Setting up in business 5 steps to: Growing your business Entrepreneurship. Dutch style.
    2. 2. ICP Research 2013: Perceived quality of professional life in NL “we have to climb down the ladder”
    3. 3. Entrepreneurs: You’re likely to be like me: Sole trader Ambition to grow Female Services sector (low overhead) Profile in Dutch market low
    4. 4. It’s easy to do business in the Netherlands
    5. 5. Setting up 5 steps to complete when starting a business in the Netherlands
    6. 6. Step 1. Identify your entrepreneurial qualities Start building a network Seek advice & coaching Step 2: Describe your product or service Do market research
    7. 7. Step 3: Step 4: Draft a financial plan & business plan Check laws & regulations Organise book-keeping Arrange tax matters
    8. 8. Step 5: Choose legal form Arrange insurance Draft business terms & conditions Register at Chamber of Commerce
    9. 9. Starting your business: Chamber of Commerce resources: Starterstraject One hour Consultation with a business adviser Ten step plan Website & downloads in English Seminars (in Dutch) (x2 in English) Dates for your diary: Starting your own business (November 26th) Networking for starting entrepreneurs (November 20th) Women’s Business Initiative International: Networking Advice Support Date for your diary 300% Club (Jan 2014)
    10. 10. Growing 5 steps to generate business inside and outside the Expat community
    11. 11. FOCUS KEEP IT SIMPLE BE CLEAR ON WHAT YOU WANT & WHY
    12. 12. Growing your business: Chamber of Commerce resources: Coachpool http://www.port4growth.nl/ http://www.syntens.nl/ Women’s Business Initiative International: Networking Advice Support Date for your diary 300% Club (Jan 2014) Note: You need to research organisations, entrepreneurial centres, business angels depending on your sector
    13. 13. Networks (examples) Useful information / links ACCESS http://www.kvk.nl/englishwebsite/ Women's Business Initiative International Connecting Women The Hague International Network BNI Seagulls Delft International Networking Association VBM Business Club & MKB Haagse Vrouwenzaken INBA American Chamber of Commerce TGN http://www.womensbusinessinitiative.net/about/doing-busi (links to organisations here) http://www.belastingdienst.nl
    14. 14. REFLECTION If you are starting out: Do I really want to set up in business? If so, what are the first three actions I must take? If you are already in business: Where are the opportunities for me to grow? What three actions must I take?
    15. 15. QUESTIONS? Thanks and close
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