Do you want to start your own business in the Netherlands because you have a great idea, or simply don’t want to work for a boss anymore? Then the Utrecht Region is a good place to start your own business. Before you start, it is important to take into account several things such as “Where to register the company, what kind of legal form will I use, what kind of taxes will I be confronted with?” Here we will provide you with some basic information on how to start up your own business.
General checklist for starting a business in the Netherlands
Owners of a new business in the Netherlands must observe various government and other rules. This checklist tells you which general obligations you must fulfill when starting a business.
Entrepreneurs in the Netherlands have to choose a legal form for their business. That applies also to self-employed professionals and freelancers. The choice will determine, for example, liability and tax obligations.
For self-employed professionals in the Netherlands it is not, unlike for employees, compulsory to have insurance for illness, invalidity or unemployment. Therefore, you must make arrangements for these kind of social insurances yourself.