Business coaching for your Startup visa in the Netherlands

Since 2015, the Dutch government passed a regulation to encourage non-EU nationals to launch their business in the Netherlands with the Startup visa. Read here to learn more about the requirements.

Shape of Green Business (SGB) is here to smoothen your Startup visa application process.

First thing first, there are a few initial questions:

  • Do you already have a business idea for your Startup visa? Or do you still need to build it from scratch?

  • Do you need help with the Startup visa application process?

  • Do you need to get connected with a facilitator (startup accelerator)?

  • Do you need help with your Step-by-Step Plan?

  • Above all, do you need end-to-end support for your Startup Visa application, from business development of your idea to application submission to IND?

If you say YES to any of the questions above, you are in the right place!

SGB helps non-EU entrepreneurs with business coaching and application support for your Startup visa in Netherlands. More specifically, we offer the following services:

1. Business coaching for your Start-up permit application

  • A clear roadmap from idea generation, business idea development, finding a facilitator and submission of Start-up residence permit application to IND. You will know where you stand on the roadmap and what is coming ahead to reach the finish line.

  • A framework to brainstorm and evaluate different business ideas for the Dutch Top Sectors. You do not need to worry even if you have no business idea to start with yet as there is a clear framework for you to follow.

  • Understanding of what makes a product/service ‘innovative’ for the Dutch Top Sector and explore the different angles of ‘innovation’ to your business ideas.

  • Evaluation and selection of your business idea using ‘weighted-average decision matrix’ to make sure that your evaluation takes into account a number of factors e.g. innovativeness, interest, business opportunities in NL, etc.

  • Define the building blocks of your business idea (e.g. value proposition, problems addressed, solution, channel, revenue and cost structure) and answer the critical questions without wasting time

  • Create a simple and flexible one-page business plan for your business clearly enough that it can make sense to other people.

  • Develop the pitch and story of your business idea that clearly communicates its values to people and convincing to your stakeholders (e.g. potential facilitators, partners, customer)

  • Action- and result-oriented approach. You will use practical methods which involve taking actions to deal with problems, define next steps and create results, not just talking about ideas.

  • Practical experience-based tips and tricks. You can be relieved that you are guided by someone who has been through the process and done it before.

  • A loyal support and listener. You are not alone. I have been through the process. I understand that it can sometimes be overwhelming and demotivating. This happens. And I am here to support and listen to you so that we can move forward together.

2. Finding a facilitator in NL to support your Start-up permit and business idea

  • Connection with potential facilitators. The shape of Green Business has a network of potential facilitators approved by IND whom you can connect with to support your Start-up permit application.

  • Develop the pitch and story of your business idea that clearly communicates its values to your potential facilitators.

  • Practice pitching and telling your story to your potential facilitators.

3. Development of your Step-by-Step Plan

Step-by-Step plan document is the key document you will submit to IND. It is critical that you explain your business idea and values as clear and as structured as possible to IND.

  • A ‘Step-by-Step Plan’ template for guidelines in content and structure. You will easily understand what structure and information that is required in order to create a convincing ‘Step-by-Step Plan’ required for the submission of the Start-up permit application to IND.

  • Loyal support and constructive feedback on your ‘Step-by-Step Plan’ so that you can improve the document accordingly for quality improvement (proofreading)

  • Finally, a strong and well-structured ‘Step-by-Step Plan’ for your business idea to make the document convincing for submission to IND

4. Hand-holding support from the beginning until the submission of your Startup visa application to IND

  • You will be given a ‘Checklist: Documents required for company registration at KvK’ to ensure that all of your application documents are in good order for submission to IND

So, if you ever feel overwhelmed or confused about the next steps regarding your Startup visa application, don’t be.

Just shoot us an email at (Priska Prasetya) and let us schedule your FREE 30-minutes consultancy to discuss your next steps!