Setting up Your Online Business in the Netherlands

The corona virus pandemic has wreaked havoc on global economies and has crippled many companies. There is, however, a silver lining! Online businesses have experienced record breaking growth with the likes of Netflix, Zoom, and the Netherlands-based Blue Umbrella among them.

In this very special webinar, we’ll walk you through the steps you need to set up your online business in The Netherlands. From marketing strategy & tools, connecting with your customers, to the right business structure, we’ve got you covered. There’s a lot to learn and we’ll certainly give you loads of valuable tips!

Starting an online business can be the start to a more fulfilling life, loaded with excitement and the shear love of what you do. It also provides the ability to work from anywhere in the world yields incredible personal freedom. Imagine yourself, through the long, wet Dutch winter months, sipping margaritas on the Red or Mediterranean Sea!

“The true entrepreneur is a doer not a dreamer”

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the following:

Basics of Online Sales & Marketing

  • The various types of online businesses (and pivoting to online)
  • Digital tools to help you succeed
  • Websites: cheap and quick
  • Online advertising basics
  • Setting goals and having a plan
  • The myth of “selling itself”
  • Competition is your friend

Finances & Legal Structure

  • Various types of income
  • Starting a business
  • Business plan
  • Legal business entities
  • Various taxes for your business
  • Deductible business expenses
  • Legal status of a sole trader
  • Blue Business Service


  • 19:00 – 20:30: Seminar
  • 20:30 – 21:00: Q&A

When & Where

  • When: Tuesday, 8 December, 2020
  • Time: 19:00 – 21:00 CET
  • Where: ONLINE


About the Speakers

Blue Umbrella a leading online tax consultancy firm in The Netherlands. They have filed over 13.000 income tax returns for expatriates. Additionally, they have created the Blue Business service: a one stop shop for all the needs of international entrepreneurs living and working in The Netherlands.

Karim Sabri owns and operates Expat Republic, a Dutch based media company helping and entertaining expatriates in The Netherlands since 2011. Karim holds an engineering degree from McGill University and is passionate about sales, marketing and business.