If you are a SME (small to medium sized) business based in the Netherlands and considering going global, this is a great opportunity to get some support from a government grant, in conjunction with the Dutch World Trade Centres.
The SIB (Starters International Business) Program offers a voucher for 2400 euros, which covers coaching to create a plan to thoroughly analyse this option and to prepare for implementation.
Recently at a WBII (Women’s Business International) meeting I attended in The Hague, Sabine from Outspoken Communication gave us some more information about this. She is one of the coaches in this program. Here an an update from her Facebook page:
“Did you know that SME’s with international ambitions are entitled to a free voucher worth 2400 euros? The Dutch government gives SIB vouchers to small and medium sized companies that have a wish to explore their international possibilities. SIB stands for Starters International Business and is meant for those who have a wish to expand internationally. Together with the SIB coach you will evaluate your options and set up a solid business plan and action plan tailored to your situation and needs. I am one of those coaches who can help you out, so if you are interested in free consultancy, send me a PM or contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org. Consultancy is possible in both English and Dutch.”
If you would like to know more about the program and to find out whether you are eligible, please get in touch with Sabine.
There are a limited number of grants available.