Dutch small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make more and more use of alternative lenders from abroad. Two weeks ago Riverbank from Luxembourg opened shop in the Netherlands, the fifth foreign financial institution that offers loans to smaller Dutch companies to do so. The market share of these new foreign investors is still relatively modest, but the amounts in loans they give double annually, Financieele Dagblad reports.
The Dutch government and Dutch companies are very poorly protected against cyber attacks and crime, according to a report by the Rathenau Institute. Current measures against cyber threats are insufficient and strengthening cyber security in the Netherlands should be a higher priority, the report says according to ANP.
The report, titled A never run race was done at the request of the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security and intelligence service AIVD.
Over the past decade women were only involved in 6 percent of small- and medium business acquisitions, according to the Brookz Overname Barometer. A strikingly low percentage, especially given the fact that 35 percent of SME's have a woman at the helm
Small and medium sized companies are increasingly the victims of cyber crimes and are often hit the hardest because they underestimate the risks, according to ABN Amro. 23 percent of SMEs in the Netherlands were attacked over the internet this year, compared to 11 percent of larger companies.
Google Netherlands will be introducing a campaign that is aimed at teaching entrepreneurs digital skills and how to do better business online. The aim for this campaign is to help them with the ultimate achievement of growing their businesses. The Digital Workshop will use a practical, accessible, and free handle for Dutch self-employed and small business owners
Small and medium sized enterprises in the Netherlands now have a new opportunity to get a loan - the Netherlands Investment Institution has opened its Commercial Loan Fund, which has about 1 billion euros available to issue loans to SMEs.
The Dutch tax rules are attractive to large multinationals. The same is true for countries such as the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
The Cabinet wants to make it possible for entrepreneurs in the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) to be able to borrow more money to finance growth plans, according to a letter to Parliament from Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs Tuesday.
The news site ngrguardiannews reported that the Netherlands and the Federal Government of Nigeria are planning to build an agro-industrial park under a seal pact held in The Hague, Netherlands.