You’ve got a great business idea, but you don’t speak or read Dutch. Start your business journey with the right tools with our tips & tricks of starting your business in The Netherlands

Course Overview

All the elements you need to get your business started in one course

  • 6 concise video modules of around 10-15 minutes that you can view at your own pace

  • Each module has assignments to help you build your business framework as you work through the course

  • Our knowledge and experience has been consolidated into one course, information we’ve found and learned along the way

Learning Objectives

  • Why

    Delve into why you’re starting a business, creating a business plan, the different types of businesses and how to register

  • Foundations

    Set up your administration and infrastructure

  • Support

    Find a support network and seek help from other professionals


Online Business Managers

Blue Ninja

Julie Taylor & Louisa Stewart are non-Dutch speakers living in The Netherlands. Louisa started Blue Ninja Business Support as a sole trader / eenmanszaak and when she met Julie they decided to go into partnership, a VOF (Vennootschap onder firma) in late 2018. They have negotiated the challenges of being non-Dutch speakers setting up and running their company in The Netherlands. A timeline of best practice would have helped them to get up and running quickly so they’ve created this course to help you.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome from Julie Taylor & Louisa Stewart

    • Welcome - let's get started

  • 2

    Module 1 - What to think about before you start

    • What to think about before you start

    • Assignment 1 - Define your reasons for Starting a Business

    • Assignment 2 - Choosing your business name

  • 3

    Module 2 - Registering at the KVK

    • Registering at the KVK

    • Assignment 1 - Finding your local KVK and booking

    • Assignment 2 - - Checklist - what you need for your KVK appointment

  • 4

    Module 3 - Selecting the right company bank account 

    • Selecting the right company bank account 

    • Assignment 1 - Developing a Business Plan

    • Assignment 2 - Dos and Donts of Preparing a Business Plan

  • 5

    Module 4 - Developing your business identity

    • Developing your business identity

    • Assignment 1 - Ideas to developing a high-performing website

  • 6

    Module 5 - Finding your support network

    • Finding your support network

    • Assignment 1 - Develop a Kick-Ass LinkedIn Profile

  • 7

    Module 6 - Setting up your tools / documentation

    • Setting up your tools / documentation

    • Assignment 1 - SWOT Template

    • Assignment 2 - Software comparison table

    • Assignment 3 - CRM Report

  • 8

    Course End - Follow up

    • Book a Call with Blue Ninja

    • Useful Website Links Referenced in the Modules

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a business plan before I start my business?

    You don’t need a polished plan to start your business. Things will change over time so as long as you have a good idea and you know that people will buy your product or service, just get started.

  • What funding do I need to start a business?

    It was an accident that we found our business coach that was funded by the Dutch government. There are all sorts of funding options available, and we’ll share these with you in the course.

  • What VAT (BTW) should I charge clients?

    Finding the right support such as an accountant was essential to clarify this as we work across different countries. It is a business cost to consider investing in this type of expertise to support you, as it can be difficult to navigate the tax system at the start.

Getting Started

We’ve learned lessons of starting up our business, sign up now and you can get started on your business journey.