Every company must register with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE). For-profit businesses can avail themselves of the services of the official one-stop business shops.
In Belgium, the FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy has set up a support service for foreign investors to assist with procedures and formalities.
The Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency (AWEX) is the Walloon regional agency responsible for promoting foreign trade and attracting foreign investment. It offers many services to assist entrepreneurs.
The portal for SME start-up assistance in the Walloon Region offers a wealth of information on starting a business.
The Brussels Enterprise Agency offers advice and guidance to new entrepreneurs, companies and potential investors on starting projects in the Brussels-Capital Region.
The Flemish Agency for Entrepreneurs (VLAO) is the point of contact between the Flemish government and entrepreneurs.
The goal of Flanders Investment & Trade is to promote sustainable international companies, for the benefit both of companies located in Flanders and abroad, through synergies and through the expansion of networks, and the heightened expertise generated through integration.
The portal for Belgian mediators and ombudsmen offers assistance and information.
Access to finance is crucial for setting up and running a business.