Information session on public aids for entrepreneurs in Brussels Region

Within the framework of EmprendeBeLux program,  the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, in collaboration with 1819, the information service for entrepreneurs in Brussels, organized an information session lastTuesday, September 24th from 6 pm to 7.30 pm in Spanish to inform about the different public aids for entrepreneurs in the Brussels region.

Attendees had the possibility to get to know the regional service offered by 1819; as well as the administrative procedures to start-up a company and the structures in terms of accompaniment in the Brussels Region. Moreover, the speakers went over the public funding, subsidies and identification of commercial premises for rent.

Through the EmprendeBeLux program, the Chamber seeks to support Spanish residents in BeLux on the long road to entrepreneurship and business consolidation.

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19/09 III Meeting with Spanish entrepreneurs in Belgium

Third meeting with Spanish entrepreneurs in Belgium

On 19 September, the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg organized the third meeting between Spanish entrepreneurs in Brussels, at the offices of Language Studies International, a company member of the Chamber.

On this occasion, the meeting was focused on the training grants available for entrepreneurs in Brussels region. The attendees discovered in detail how to access to these training grants, in particular to language courses.

One of the main obstacles for foreign entrepreneurs in Brussels is the bilingualism of the region. It is estimated that those who know French or Dutch are more likely to succeed when implementing their business in the city.

Additionally, participants had the opportunity to interact with other entrepreneurs and exchange contacts and experiences around this topic.

The Chamber took the opportunity to present the new website of EmprendeBelux, a programme aimed at supporting Spanish entrepreneurs in the country and designed to accompany them in launching their project and/or consolidating their businesses.

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The Chamber launches the EmprendeBeLux’s website

Whilst the Chamber celebrates its first anniversary of EmprendeBeLux, a new website fully dedicated to the programme has just been launched. This initiative aims at giving visibility, networking and training to entrepreneurs and freelancers in Belgium and Luxembourg and that will be sponsored by ING Belgium.

The new website offers a full range of free tools to facilitate the starting up of a business in BeLux. With this new website users can download the Guide for Entrepreneurs where all the steps to set up a company are explained. The website also includes a set of guides with the different public aids and a collection of the latest updates that affect the companies.

The new website will also offer the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest news and next activities as well as showcase some of the participants that have already joined the programme.

We invite you to visit the website for more information.

21/11 Presentation of JobYourself: become a freelancer without risks in Brussels Region

The next 21st of November, within the framework of the program EmprendeBeLux, the Chamber invites you to the presentation of JobYourself, a cooperative of activities of the Brussels-Capital Region that offers help to develop and test an entrepreneurial project in the market.

The information session will take place at their facilities (Centre Dansaert, Rue d’Alost, 7-11, 1000 Brussels) from 5pm to 7.30pm and will be held by Nathalie Jeudy, responsible for Strategic Relationships and Human Resources of JobYourself.

This session is mainly aimed at unemployed people who have a business idea and complementary freelancers. The session will be in Spanish.

ABOUT EMPRENDEBELUX

Through the EmprendeBeLux Program the Chamber aims to support Spanish people in BeLux on their long way to becoming an entrepreneur and accompany them through the consolidation of their business.

Limited places. We invite you to register to the event via this link. If you are member of the Chamber you can also confirm your participation writing an email to info@e-camara.com

 

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New update of the Entrepreneur’s Guide in Belgium

On the occasion of the new Belgian Code of Companies & Associations that came into force last 1st of May 2019, the Chamber has published a new version of the Entrepreneur’s Guide in Belgium. You can download the latest version via this link.

The Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg has also published a document summarizing the most relevant changes introduced by the new law. We invite you to review the document via this link.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information.

Second meeting with Spanish entrepreneurs in Belgium

On 28 February, the Chamber organized the second meeting between Spanish entrepreneurs in Belgium, which was attended by more than 20 participants.

On this occasion, we invited two Spanish entrepreneurs to share their experience and, above all, the problems they faced and continue to face when it comes to developing a commercial activity in the country.

The first guest was Ramón Suarez, founder of the Betacowork coworking space in Brussels. Ramón related the challenges he personally faced, highlighting the importance of achieving a solid network of contacts, knowing the local languages and having a series of reliable suppliers.

The second speaker was the entrepreneur Jorge Vidal, who launched nearly four years ago DomoSOS, a company dedicated to offering multi-service solutions for households. In his case, he found the key factor in orienting his business strategy towards customers´ satisfaction and offering services in various languages, which enabled him to diversify his customers.

The participants also had the opportunity to present their businesses or projects in Belgium to the attendees. The Chamber took the opportunity to present EmprendeBelux, a program aimed at supporting Spanish entrepreneurs in the country and designed to accompany them in launching their project and/or consolidating their businesses.

Sergio Galaso, new entrepreneur to join EmprendeBelux

Sergio Galaso, owner of Churros Valyser, has recently joined the Chamber through the programme EmprendeBelux, an initiative that aims at supporting Spanish entrepreneurs in Belgium and Luxembourg.

After moving to Belgium, Sergio soon realized the business opportunity and decided to launch Churreria Valyser. Besides selling churros at his premises in Vilvoorde (Flanders) and with his food truck, Sergio has designed a plan to diversify his business by renting machinery and equipment to elaborate churros and also selling churros’ dough.

This entrepreneur is now working to achieve that Churros Valyser becomes a recognized brand in the whole country.

We invite you to read the complete interview via this link.

Launch of the guidebook for entrepreneurs in Luxembourg

The Chamber, in the framework of the EmprendeBelux programme, launches the first guidebook in Spanish for entrepreneurs and freelancers in Luxembourg.

This guidebook, that will be exclusively distributed in digital version, emerges with the objective to serve as a first reference for the start-up of a company in Luxemburg, offering to future entrepreneurs and freelancers practical information regarding the different steps when launching a company in the country.

The guidebook gathers a detailed catalogue of the associated companies that offer specific services oriented to entrepreneurs and freelancers. The document also specifies the different services and programmes that the Chamber offers to companies and freelancers in Luxembourg.

We invite you to download this guidebook and we also invite you to contact us should you require further information.

Launch of the guidebook for entrepreneurs in Belgium

The Chamber, in the framework of the EmprendeBelux programme, launches the first guidebook in Spanish for entrepreneurs and freelancers in Belgium.

This guidebook, that will be exclusively distributed in digital version, emerges with the objective to serve as a first reference for the start-up of a company in Belgium, offering to future entrepreneurs and freelancers practical information regarding the different steps when launching a company in the country.

The guidebook gathers a detailed catalogue of the associated companies that offer specific services oriented to entrepreneurs and freelancers. The document also specifies the different services and programmes that the Chamber offers to companies and freelancers in Belgium.

We invite you to download this guidebook and we also invite you to contact us should you require further information.

Elena Julve, new entrepreneur to join EmprendeBelux

Elena Julve, or LexTynGou if we refer to her artistic name, has recently joined the Chamber through the programme EmprendeBelux, an initiative that aims at supporting Spanish entrepreneurs in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Elena took her first steps as an artist in Belgium, becoming a versatile artist combining different painting techniques in her works. She has already taken part in several exhibitions in Belgium and her objective is now to continue participating in different events that will allow her to broaden her network and become renowned in this sector.

The Chamber has designed a work plan to support this ambitious entrepreneur. In particular, the Chamber is working in the design of a website where she will publish her works and parallelly the organization will also help her identifying exhibitions where Elena can publish her collections in which she is currently working.

We kindly invite you to read the full interview.