On this page you will find practical information about doing business in the US and in particular in Texas. It concerns useful links to organizations that can help you from different angles. The NBSO also regularly publishes information about (market) developments in certain sectors. You can find all these publications on this separate page publications.
Embassies and Consulates in the United States
It is a big and exciting step for you and your company to do business in the United States. The Netherlands is a fixture in the top 5 of the largest foreign investors in the US, and maintains its place as the No. 1 destination for American investments abroad. With your decision to start a business in the US, you will follow fellow Dutch entrepreneurs who are very successful in the United States. The embassy, consulates and the NBSO can help you get started.
Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
Which opportunities do foreign markets offer for your product or service? When you look at ‘landeninformatie’ on our website you will find extensive information on markets, opportunities and rules and regulations for every possible country of your interest. We can also help you out with practical information focused on first time exporters, customized financial advice, personal assistance, and a calendar for all the events to create a corporate network.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns; preserve free competitive enterprise; and maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
The American embassy in the Netherlands can help you out with your questions regarding visa.
ScaleNL offers promising and innovative Dutch Tech startups a launching platform to the US.
If you are an exporter in the technical industry, entrepreneurial organization FME can give you support specified on your sector of interest.
If you start exporting goods and business, a whole new world opens up in front of you. You will explore foreign markets and dive into the local business culture. If you need information and advice for this quest, internationaal ondernemen can help you out.
Chamber of Commerce (KvK)
You can ask for advice to an international trade consultant from the chamber of commerce (KvK) on your business plans to invest abroad. During an intake you are able to elaborate more on your plans and ask all your questions.
With more than 10,000 members and a unique network locally and abroad, business association Evofenedex is the #1 advocate for logistics and international business in the Netherlands.
IRO, the Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Offshore Energy Industry, promotes the interests of its member companies and organizations established in the Netherlands. They also facilitate networking opportunities, international trade missions and exhibitions as well as providing Business Intelligence and training courses.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
The Greater Houston Partnership
The Greater Houston Partnership has more than 1200 member companies who want to be involved in the growth and development of Houston. Business leaders from the greater Houston area all collaborate to make sure Houston is the best place to live, work and do business in.
Export Partner - Nederlandse Export Combinatie
The ‘Nederlandse Export Combinatie’ has been active in the world of international business for years now and operates around the globe.
Texas Economic Development Corporation
The Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC) is an independently funded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization responsible for marketing and promoting Texas as a premier business location.