Starters International Business (SIB)

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Starters International Business (SIB)

Exporting offers your company new opportunities. It can lead to increased turnover, and also be the answer to increasing competition in the domestic market. With its Starters International Business (SIB) programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs helps companies that are aiming to move into foreign markets.


Exporting allows you to spread your risks better. But what’s the right way to go about this? What are your strengths? Which markets offer opportunities? And what should you do to take advantage of these opportunities? There are three different vouchers:

    Individual coaching voucher (in Dutch) for sitting down with an adviser/coach to look at your possibilities abroad and to work towards a concrete plan of action.
    Collective activity voucher (in Dutch) for participation in a multi-day outbound trade delegation or a joint trade-fair presentation.
    Knowledge acquisition voucher for hiring an international lawyer or tax consultant.

Get inspired

Other entrepreneurs are already successfully using SIB. Read about their experiences and tips in this business case.

Stay informed

View this news item about SIB.

Our client

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( implements the decision and policies of the International Enterprise Vouchers. We work on this together with advisors of private organisations.
Legislation and regulations

    Decision and policy on International Enterprise Vouchers ( (in Dutch))
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs grant programme ( (in Dutch))

News and Showcases

    This programme has been nominated for an international award, find out more about this story.
    If you are interested in this programme read about a SIB showcase.


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