In order to set up a business, you of course need financial resources. You need to work out how much you can invest in starting up your own business. This is what is known as equity capital.
In some cases, you will also need external funds. You can also check whether you are eligible for certain grants and subsidies. You can find more information on the website of Brussels Economy and Employment. On the website of 1819.brussels you can find an overview of all regional, federal and EU support measures and subsidies that you can apply for as an entrepreneur in Brussels.
You can also find, on the website of 1819.brussels, all the information you need to start, take over, transform or wind down a business. It is your guide to every stage in the life cycle of your business. 1819 is the information service for anyone wishing to start or develop an economic activity in the region.
It provides entrepreneurs with front-line information on the various aspects related to carrying out an economic activity (financing, public aid for setting up or developing a business, choice of legal form and social status, administrative procedures and access to the profession, authorisations required to start a new activity, etc.).
It also guides businesses through the Brussels network of institutions and organisations serving Brussels entrepreneurs. To this end, 1819 is in permanent contact with a particularly extensive network of public bodies and private companies or associations that train, accompany, finance or support Brussels entrepreneurs.
The 1819 service is free of charge and available in French, Dutch or English, by telephone, e-mail or at our premises.