The Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) in Houston is closely connected to the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO), as part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. This organization was founded in 2014 and was created from a merger between ‘Agentschap NL’ and ‘Dienst Regelingen’. Part of the services of RVO is to support entrepreneurs and enterprises. Below you will find an overview of all the arrangement possible for doing business in the United States.
Business partner scan
A business partner scan, or in Dutch ‘zakenpartnerscan’, will help you gain more insight in possible business partners, who meet the criteria set by you. Possible business partners in Texas include trade agents, distributors, production partners or end users. For this service a contribution of €500,- is requested.
For more information on this service, look at: Business partner scans
Informatie op Maat (Customized information)
With the service ‘Informatie op Maat’ the advisor Internationaal Ondernemen of RVO will compile an information file for you with input from the Embassy or the NBSO. This file will help you in your strategic approach of the US market. This information can be the result of a comparison between possible countries to set up shop, or to have a thorough intake with you about your international strategy and approach.
For more information on this service, look at: Informatie op maat
Starters in International Business
The arrangement Starters in International Business gives you advice and support and will lead you in a simple three- step program to an internationalization strategy. With the help of an advisor from one of the collaborating organizations you will go over all the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that your company will be facing abroad. Together with this advisor you will work up to a concrete action plan.
For more information on this service, look at: Starters International Business
Partners for International Business
Partners for International Business focusses on a group of companies who are willing to enter the foreign market in a collaborative way. Also knowledge institutions can be part of this group. The government focusses mainly on economic diplomacy.
For more information on this service, look at: Partners International Business
Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network will give you the opportunity to get in touch with potential partners for cooperation, like distributors, agents, suppliers or customers. The Enterprise Europe Network also will help you finding appropriate business partners in your target market when you are offering new technologies or if you are looking for technical solutions. Although it looks like the network is focused on Europe, based on its name, the United States are absolutely part of this network too.
For more information on this service, look at: Enterprise Europe Network