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Starting a Business in The Netherlands Webinar

Learn how to start your business in The Netherlands.


Starting a Business in The Netherlands Webinar

  • 19:00
  • Webinar

So you’ve decided to be your own boss (or maybe you already were back home)! The Netherlands is the ideal place to get your own company set up and running! Yet, many expatriates may not always be quite sure where to start or what to do. From knowing what kind of business to start, to setting up its legalities and legal structure there are lots of things to consider. No worries Enty.io, GVN Expat Taxes and Expat Republic have got you covered! We’ve put together this very special webinar for you very special (would-be) entrepreneurs.

Starting your own company can be the beginning of the road to a very fulfilled life, loaded with excitement and the sheer love of what you do.

“If you don’t build your own dreams, someone else will pay you to build theirs.”

In this seminar we’ll discuss the following:

Basics of Business, Sales & Marketing

  • Building a marketing strategy & plan
  • Formulating your value proposition (and selling on value, not price!)
  • Understanding the market and distinguishing yourself
  • Competition is your friend
  • Setting goals and having a plan
  • Basics of sales, marketing & branding
  • Getting your first customers & the basics of selling
  • Do you have the right marketing mix?

Setting Up Your Business

  • Dutch business entities and structures
  • Tax & Legal aspects of starting a business (ZZP/eenmanszaak, partnership and BV)
  • Freelancer or not from a tax and legal perspective
  • International tax aspects of freelancing
  • Financing and surviving the starting period of your business
  • International tax aspects for international freelancers
  • Basics of good bookkeeping and accounting practices

Running Your Business

  • Setting up proper accounting & bookkeeping
  • Efficient invoicing and bookkeeping
  • Hiring the right people
  • Cash flow management
  • Trademarks and protecting your brand
  • Contracts for various business cases
  • Automation and technology are your friend
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls


19:00 – 20:00 : Seminar

20:00 – 20:30 : Q&A



About the Speakers


Enty.io is a platform that offers top-class solutions of company maintenance with the best customer support for SMEs, freelancers, and startups in the Netherlands. All services are tightly integrated with each other to provide users with the easiest experience of company management. A single subscription allows users to take care of Invoicing, Accounting, Contract Management, HR, Banking and back-office in general.

GVN – ExpatTaxes

Vincent van Wijgerden is a partner at GVN, Expat Taxes and has helped countless expatriates setup their companies and address their tax needs in the Netherlands and abroad. He has given lectures at the university level and is a renowned expert in the field of taxes.