What are the crucial aspects to focus on when developing a business plan for a startup in the Netherlands?

A step-by-step business plan includes:

  • a description of why your product or service is innovative, a description of which activities you as a starting entrepreneur will take in the first year to grow your business in the Netherlands
  • the structure of the organization when applicable
  • assigned roles and tasks (especially your role as an entrepreneur within the company) when applicable
  • the legal form of the company
  • division of shares
  • make sure to always draw conclusions!

We advise you to emphasis your potential strengths:

  • Level of innovativeness
  • Market traction gathered in the Dutch economy (sales, launching customers, partnerships, Letters of intent)
  • A validated value proposition and business model
  • Sufficient financial means
  • Market research (surveys, testimonials, partnerships etc.) and an analysis of the competition