Services and Support
At the NBSO, our aim is to promote and enhance the economic ties between Texas and the Netherlands. Texas is a great entry point to the U.S. market!
We have an active and widespread network of U.S. companies, industry associations, and governmental organizations. Additionally, we are connected to the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO), as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With a mission to support entrepreneurs and enterprises, their goals closely overlap with ours.
Our services and support are for Dutch companies that are either looking to enter the American market or already have a presence in Texas.
Here is a list of the services we offer:
Business Partner Support (customized support)
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 challenges that your company will be facing abroad. You will create a solid action plan together with your advisor.
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 network will also will help you find appropriate business partners in your target market when you are offering new technologies or if you are looking for technical solutions. Although the name implies activity in Europe, the EEN also helps those in the United States.
Partners for International Business
Partners for International Business focuses on a group of companies who are willing to enter the foreign market collaboratively. Knowledge institutions can also be a part of this group. The government focuses mainly on economic diplomacy.
SME Lounge (MKB)
The Demonstration and Feasibility and Investment Study (DHI) focuses on SMEs in the Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom with international ambition and interest in foreign markets.
Additional services include
- Providing clear information about the Texas market and the opportunities for Dutch companies to be part of this market.
- Organizing diverse activities to realize your business opportunities and to strengthen the market position of the Dutch companies in Texas, like:
- Trade missions
- Business meetings
- Networking receptions
- Referrals to relevant institutions and agencies, like industry organizations.
- Promotion of the commercial image of the Netherlands in Texas (NL Branding)