Week of the business transfer

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Business transfer week

How can you succeed in ensuring the continued existence of your company and secure employment? For the transferor and the prospective transferee, the key elements are good preparation and appropriate guidance by experts.

That is precisely why, in collaboration with the Walloon and Flemish Regions, 1819 is organizing a theme week on business transfer from 21 to 25 October with workshops and information sessions for both potential acquirers and survivors.

Discover the full program (In French and Dutch)

Business Transfer Advice Market

Are you an independent entrepreneur at an important crossroad in your career?

Thanks to this inspiring Brussels Consultancy Market, you will have a unique opportunity to obtain personalized advice on 22 October.
You will receive practical information about various aspects of transferring and taking over your company and about your end-of-career.

More than 30 practical experts - including our Department for Business Support - will be at your service.

More info and registration (In French or Dutch)


Seminar "Food label regulations: a practical approach"

We kindly invite you to our free seminar on "Food label regulations: a practical approach" Thursday October 24th, organized by BRUCEFO (Brussels Centre for Food Expertises) and BRS.
 
We expect you as from 9h30 at BRUCEFO: Blvd Industriel 200 in 1070 Anderlecht (see map). More info: 02/8003900 -  info@brucefo.be 

Program:
09:30 Registration, Welcome and Introduction
10:00 Practical Requirements in Food Labelling According to EU 1169/2011 (FIC) by Mr. Jurgen Denys from BRUCEFO
10:45 Quick Analysis of Fat, Moisture, Proteine and Ash % by Dr. Axel Schöner from CEM
11:30 Coffee Break
11:45 User Testimonial 1
12:00 Sweet as Sugar: BRIX & Polarimetry by Ir. Angelika Rau from Schmidt & Haensch
12:45 User Testimonial 2
13:00 Lunch offered by BRS
14:00 Hands-on Session Group A: Moisture, Fat and Protein Content
Group B: Ash, Sugar and Brix Content
14:30 Hands-on Session Group A: Ash, Sugar and Brix Content
Group B: Moisture, Fat and Protein Content
15:00 Q&A and Networking
16:00 End
 

Info session "Doing business in agro-food"

Information session 15/10: "Doing business in the agri-food sector"

What? Brussels Economy and Employment invites you in the afternoon of 15 October for a bilingual (French and Dutch) information session on the various aspects and challenges of entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector.

For whom? Are you dreaming of starting your own business in the agro-food sector in the Brussels-Capital Region but you don't know how to get started? Then this information session is for you!

The organizing partners who will take the floor and answer your questions: the service 1819, the Dept. for Nusiness Support of Brussels Economy and Employment, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (AFSCA), the BRUCEFO laboratory and hub.brussels.

Where? In the workshop of chocolatier Frederic Blondeel, Ganshorensestraat 39 in Koekelberg (see map).

Discover the full program by changing the language of this page to French or Dutch.


SME premiums : what's new

Du nouveau pour les primes aux PME bruxelloises !

From September 16th, enterprises in Brussels are able to demand two new premiums to develop their business in the Brussels-Capital region.
The new subsidies are the following 

Take part in the "Fruits, vegetables and milk at school”-program!

The “Fruits, vegetables and milk products at school”-program kicks off again! So don't forget to submit your registration form for the 2019-2020 school year before September 30th.

This European program is aimed at primary schools and at secondary schools in special education in Brussels. The goal is to distribute free fruit, vegetables and dairy products to students in order to sensitize the younger generation about the importance of balanced nutrition, with the emphasis on seasonal and healthy products. 

Another part of the program is aimed at suppliers of fresh fruit, vegetables or natural milk products.

Consult all the necessary info in French or Dutch


A paid leave to take training courses? It's possible!

Private sector workers are entitled to educational leave.
 
For more information in French or Dutch: le congé-éducation payé / het betaald educatief verlof
 

New brochure available

We just published our brand new brochure about the subsidies for entrepreneurs!

Discover the subsidies available to boost your activities in the Brussels-Capital Region!

Consult the new brochure (in French)

Consult the new brochure (in Dutch)

U wish to receive a hard copy ? Let us know by filling out this form.


New subsidies for companies in Brussels

Since 15th of May, Brussels entrepreneurs can benefit from a new set of subsidies to develop their activity on the territory of the Brussels-Capital Region.

Under certain conditions, self-employed people, companies and individuals ready to start a new business can benefit from new subsidies to develop their project.


Your opinion matters!

rapport d'activités

Take part in our short survey and help us create a new website that meets your expectations best!

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Take part in the survey in French

Take part in the survey in Dutch


Start to export!

rapport d'activités

Entrepreneur, tempted by export? Experienced exporter, looking for new markets?

The service 1819, the Internationalization departement of hub.brussels and BECI bundle their expertise to open the doors of the world for you from 12 to 20 June during a theme week dedicated to export.

A selection of international experts will be at you service; the economic and commercial attachés and a panel of experts will alternate, inspire and inform you. A unique opportunity to get to know the entire export situation financially, legally, customs, digitally and culturally.

Discover the full programme of the "Export week" in French or in Dutch


2018 activity report of the Brussels Regional Public Service

The activity report of the Brussels Regional Public Service gives a clear picture of the daily work in the administration, and explains at the same time  the most important competences of the Brussels capital region.

The richly illustrated report highlights the most important projects carried out by the Brussels administration in 2018.

Discover the 2018 Activity Report in French and in Dutch.

 


Call for projects "Opensoon" 2019

The new edition of the “Opensoon” call for projects is launched. This competition aims at future traders who would like to start a business in the Brussels-Capital Region.

The support offered to the selected winners will translate into a free accompaniment combined with a grant (of maximum €15.000) for projects that meet the criteria of integrity, originality, quality and circular economy.

More information (French)

More information (Dutch)


New recognition social enterprises

Are you a manager of a public or private company in the Brussels-Capital Region? If your company or non-profit organization pursues a social purpose, then consider having yourself recognized at Brussels Economy and Employment.

This recognition gives you the right to financial support from the Brussels Capital Region.

  • Recognized social enterprises can receive higher premiums under certain conditions.
  • Recognized social enterprises that aim at the reintegration into the labor market will be able to be mandated to receive financing in 2020.

To ensure that your initiative is recognized as a social enterprise, you must implement an economic project, have a social purpose, and conduct democratic governance.

In practice, this means that you must limit the redistribution of profits and comply with certain principles. Your statutes must also include a certain number of clauses.

Note: Companies that were recognized in 2018 under the old system must apply for a new approval before 31.12.2019.

To the application form and learn more in French or in Dutch 

EU awards for the promotion of entrepreneurship

With this competition the European Commission draws attention to examples of excellent entrepreneurship policy and good practices, creates a better awareness of the added value of entrepreneurship and wants to encourage and inspire potential entrepreneurs.

Who can participate?

If you are a national, regional or local government authority or partner in a public-private partnership and have participated in a successful initiative that has stimulated the economy in your region at national, regional or local level over the past two years, then you must certainly participate!

How to participate?

Download your entry form from the website of the FPS Economy. You can send this application until Thursday 9 May 2019.

More info? (in French and Dutch)


Give your opinion

Barometer for Brussels based self-employed and SMEs

The Chamber of the Middle Class of the Economic and Social Council for the Brussels-Capital Region is once again calling on all Brussels self-employed, entrepreneurs, traders and liberal professions to make their voices heard.

The new barometer offers you the opportunity to give your opinion on the Brussels economic situation, to share your vision on the future and the current state of your company.

This second edition zooms in on cyber security and mobility.

Take part in the barometer before March 22 ! (in French or Dutch)


Kick-off beCircular 2019

In 2019, too, Brussels Economy and Employment will support projects, companies and entrepreneurs who dare to make their activities more sustainable with a strong focus on circular economy. 
 

In 2019, projects can be submitted in 3 categories:

  • Launch or development: addressed to Brussels companies for every project of launching or developing an economic activity in the field of the circular economy.
  • Circular construction sites: concerns every project of a construction company that develops innovative solutions to tackle the causes of the production of construction waste instead of the waste generated itself and thereby valorises the human resources that participate in the works.
  • Impact +: is aimed at Brussels companies - in terms of circular projects with a regional scope - with a major ambition in terms of impact on the environment, employment and the development of economic activities.

Projects can be submitted until 15 May 2019 at noon.

Interested? You will find all information here (in French or Dutch).


New call for projects urban agriculture 2019

Would you like to set up a project in professional urban agriculture and are you still looking for financial support? Submit your application file before 24 April 2019!

The main purpose of this call for projects is to significantly increase the city's self-sufficiency in food supply through innovative, sustainable production that performs well on the environmental and economic level and also creates jobs. This call for projects is part of the broader Good Food Strategy.

Interested? You will find all information here (in French or Dutch).

 


SME premiums : what's new

Du nouveau pour les primes aux PME bruxelloises !

In 2019, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Brussels will be able to demand new premiums to develop their business in the Brussels-Capital region.
Most of the new premiums will arrive in the Spring of 2019, but two of them are available since 1st of December : the LEZ premium and the premium for an investment.

The BRUCEFO expertise at your service!

Is your company seeking to maintain and improve the quality of its products? BRUCEFO provides support to your company and performs your analyses on a wide range of food products.

Did you know? 

  • 14 500 analyses are carried out every year on more than 4,000 samples of approximately 300 customers.
  • The expertise of BRUCEFO began in 1930.
  • Cigarettes and exotic substances such as insects are also analysed.

Discover more about BRUCEFO!


Reimbursement of paid educational leave

Reminder : your company has until 31 December 2018 to submit the declaration of claim for the reimbursement of the paid educational leave for the school year 2017-2018.

Find out more (in French).


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