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Government support for entrepreneurs

Starters International Business (SIB)

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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:

International award

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 awardExternal link. Read about other entrepreneurs' experiences and tips in this business caseExternal link.

Legislation and regulations

Any further questions?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

+31 (0)70 379 80 00

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