Business in Belgium



Are you considering expanding your business to Belgium but unsure where to begin?

Look no further! At Indeso, we specialize in providing comprehensive services tailored to help businesses like yours successfully enter and thrive in the Belgian market.

How we can help

  1. Market Research:
    • Understand the Belgian Market: We will analyze market trends, consumer behavior, competitor strategies, and regulatory frameworks to provide you with the data-driven insights necessary to make informed decisions and develop winning strategies.
    • Identify Target Audience: We will define your target audience and understand their needs and buying behavior.
  2. Business Plan and Strategy:
    • We will craft a solid business plan that lays the foundation for your success in Belgium. Our experienced consultants will work closely with you to develop a customized business plan that outlines your goals, objectives, market entry strategy, financial projections, and more. With our guidance, you’ll have a roadmap to navigate the complexities of the Belgian market with confidence.
  3. Marketing Strategy:
    • Stand out from the competition and capture the attention of your target audience with a strategic marketing strategy. We will help you identify your unique selling proposition, define your target market segments, and develop compelling messaging that resonates with Belgian consumers. By marketing your brand effectively, you’ll build strong connections with your audience and drive growth in the Belgian market.
  4. Coaching and Support:
    • Receive personalized coaching and support every step of the way. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you with expert guidance, actionable advice, and ongoing support to ensure your success in Belgium. Whether you need assistance with market entry strategies, business development, or overcoming challenges, we’re here to help you achieve your goals.

Ready to take your business to new heights in Belgium? Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support your expansion efforts. Together, let’s unlock the limitless opportunities awaiting you in the vibrant Belgian market!


General information

Capital: Brussels

Population: 11,590,000

Official languages: Dutch, French, & German

Main religion: Catholicism

Currency: Euro

Time zone: UTC+1

Economy of Belgium

GDP per capita: $51,247  

Economic growth: 3.1%

Unemployment:  6.42%

Inflation: 2,4%

FDI Inflow: $68.6 billion

Business in Belgium

Popular type of legal entity: BVBA/SPRL – Private limited liability company

Minimum number of shareholders: 1

Terms of company registration: 1 week

Minimum share capital:  €18,550 (BVBA/SPRL)

Restrictions for foreigners to start a business: No

A local director required: No

Corporate tax: 25%

VAT: 21%, with reduced rates of 12% and 6% applicable for certain goods and services

Benefits and challenges

Benefits: strategic location, skilled workforce, multilingualism, open economy, competitive business environment, and strong service sector​

Challenges: high taxes, complex regulatory environment, linguistic and cultural diversity, limited market size, high labor costs, and bureaucracy

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