Today’s post, from video contributor Jon Vannoy, answers a question many of you have voiced in the past, “As an expat, how do I start my own business in Belgium?”
Jon takes us step by step through his own personal journey to becoming self-employed in Belgium.
In these two videos, filled with useful information and blended with a little dash of humour, Jon shows us that becoming an entrepreneur in Belgium is challenging but definitely achievable. So, if you’ve ever been interested in starting your own business and following your passion, these videos are a great place to start.
In today’s video, Part 1, you’ll get advice on how and where to begin your journey as well as some expectations and requirements for self-employed individuals in Belgium.
Here are some links to the useful websites mentioned in the video:
- Need to remove a language barrier? Try these sites: www.berlitz.be, www.eurospeak.be, www.cll.be and www.linguapolis.be
- Is your foreign diploma recognized? Try here: www.enic-naric.net Then visit the National Information Center website listed for your community (French, Dutch, German)
- Searching for an accountant? Try here: www.bibf.be and www.iec-iab.be
- Need some funding? Try here: www.fonds.org
Stay tuned, next week, for Part 2, where Jon continues his journey covering everything from tax structures to fire hazards.
Looking for more resources for living in Belgium? Check out our Expat Resources page.
- Starting a Business in Belgium (Part 1) – What You need to Know [Video]
- Starting a Business in Belgium (Part 2) – What You need to Know [Video]