How to set up a business as a young entrepreneur

How to set up a business as a young entrepreneur

If you ever dreamed about setting up an your own business as a young entrepreneur, the Netherlands might just be the place to initiate your endeavor. Not only will you have access to the entire European single market, but this technologically advanced country offers many benefits that will quickly help your business grow. There are…

Brainport Eindhoven: Ten solutions for IT and high-tech businesses
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Brainport Eindhoven: Ten solutions for IT and high-tech businesses

Brainport Eindhoven is a combination of high tech campuses and businesses. The collaboration between commercial entities and Universities providing theoretical knowledge has proven a fertile ground for innovation. Eindhoven is famous for its Eindhoven University of Technology. Eindhoven is also known for major technology companies based in Eindhoven, such as Philips and ASML. A complete…

The Dutch E-commerce can Reach 25 Billion in 2018
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The Dutch E-commerce can Reach 25 Billion in 2018

Last year the Dutch electronic commerce was worth €22.5 billion and can grow to approximately €25 billion before the start of 2019, showing an 11% increase. This rate of expansion is a bit slower compared to the 13% increase in the Dutch electronic commerce turnover reported for 2017. These conclusions are based on the report of…

Top Startup Cities in the Netherlands
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Top Startup Cities in the Netherlands

Thanks to its history of innovations and exceptional digital infrastructure Holland hosts the largest ecosystem for start-ups in Europe. In fact, as reported in the 2016 Start-up Scoreboard of the EDF, the country has the most beneficial business climate for start-ups in the European Union. With 10+ start-up and technology centres in a ninety-minute radius,…

Cryptocurrency Regulations in the Netherlands
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Cryptocurrency Regulations in the Netherlands

The increasing popularity and global growth of cryptocurrencies have resulted in questions regarding the regulatory status of this novel financial phenomenon. Cryptocurrencies are entirely virtual and organized via a network called a blockchain. This is a register keeping secure records of all completed transactions. The blockchain is practically controlled by no one, as it is…

Latest Developments on the 30% Ruling
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Latest Developments on the 30% Ruling

Last October the government of the Netherlands released a document announcing its future plans. The paper was finalized after a negotiation of more than 200 days. The document promises changes in various aspects of society. They include additional police funding and improvements of counterterrorism and cyber security. The government also envisages reforms in the labour…

International Corporations Provide Thousands of New Jobs in the Area of Amsterdam
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International Corporations Provide Thousands of New Jobs in the Area of Amsterdam

In 2017 a total of 143 international companies opened offices in Amsterdam’s urban area. The city remains a popular choice for foreign companies planning to develop their businesses in Europe. It is estimated that for the next 3 years these corporations will create 2700+ jobs. Amsterdam offers thousands of jobs In 2017 the expansion of…

Extended Exemption from Dutch Withholding Tax on Dividends
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Extended Exemption from Dutch Withholding Tax on Dividends

On September 19, 2017 (Budget Day in the Netherlands) an official legislative proposal for amendment of the Dutch withholding tax on dividends was published in connection to the Tax Plan for 2018. In summary, the proposal referred to a broadened exemption from withholding tax on dividends applied unilaterally with the aim to maintain the favourable…

Holland is the Second Largest Agricultural Exporter in the World After the USA
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Holland is the Second Largest Agricultural Exporter in the World After the USA

The Dutch sector of agriculture has succeeded to maintain its position as the second largest exporter in the field of agriculture. For 2017, the total value of agricultural exports reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is 113.5 billion US dollars or 92 billion Euros, which is 7% more in comparison to 2016. Thus…

Dutch Economy to Grow in Upcoming Years
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Dutch Economy to Grow in Upcoming Years

The economy of the Netherlands is increasing in strength with the most recent forecast of the Dutch Bureau analysing economic policy (CPB) predicts economic growth of 3.2% in 2018 and 2.7% in 2019. An economic boom The Central Economic Plan for 2018 prepared by CPB forecasts the economic situation in the Netherlands this year and…

The Dutch Government Combats Tax Evasion and Avoidance
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The Dutch Government Combats Tax Evasion and Avoidance

The Dutch government has decided to support a new policy on taxes proposed by Menno Snel, State Secretary of Finance and to take action with respect to the first priority on the agenda: stop tax evasion and avoidance. For the coming years, the policy includes 5 priorities: to stop tax evasion and avoidance; to reduce…

The Government of the Netherlands Embraces Innovation
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The Government of the Netherlands Embraces Innovation

The national government provides support to companies developing innovative products by means of grants, innovation credits and tax benefits. The European Union also offers different grants for innovation. Innovations create opportunities Inventive businesses can participate in the quest for solutions concerning fundamental social issues, such as population ageing, deadly diseases and food security. The development…