7. There is also support for expanding businesses in Belgium in the form of Government contributions to your social security bill.

8. Talk to as many people as you can before you take the plunge. You can learn something from every single person’s experience and it won’t cost you a penny.

9. Whatever you have estimated, it will cost more and take longer, especially if you are a non-European Economic Area national and you need a work permit.

10. Buy theĀ Local Knowledge guide to setting up and running your business in Belgium.