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Exporting offers your company new opportunities. It can lead to increased turnover, and also be the answer to increasing competition in the domestic market. With its Starters International Business (SIB) programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs helps companies that are aiming to move into foreign markets.
Exporting allows you to spread your risks better. But what’s the right way to go about this? What are your strengths? Which markets offer opportunities? And what should you do to take advantage of these opportunities? There are three different vouchers:
- Individual coaching voucher (in Dutch) for sitting down with an adviser/coach to look at your possibilities abroad and to work towards a concrete plan of action.
- Collective activity voucher (in Dutch) for participation in a multi-day outbound trade delegation or a joint trade-fair presentation.
- Knowledge acquisition voucher for hiring an international lawyer or tax consultant.
On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO) implements the decision and policies of the International Enterprise Vouchers. RVO works on this together with advisors of private organisations. This programme has been nominated for the international Trade Promotion Organisation Network Award 2016 award. Read about other entrepreneurs' experiences and tips in this business case.