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Starting own business by non-EU citizen


Hello, I am a non-EU student currently doing my Master in Business field. After completing my study, i am planning to own small business activity like buying day/night shop or small restaurant. Is it possible to stay here and own this type of business by people like me? Thank-you


With a masters in business, you really ought to be able to do your own googling. The information is readily available, clear, in English, and easy to find.

Jan 29, 2019 11:05
anon Jan 29, 2019 13:07

Thanks for your suggestion. I already googled about these things but I am still unclear. As I am not going to start from the scratch, I am planning to own already running business, particularly a small restaurant. Through googling, I came to know that there should be a specific business plan and how it relates to Belgium. Does this mean economic benefits or similar as the business is already running. If not me then someone else will run it. So to get a professional card, how should I proceed in these matters? Please help me with a small direction. Thankyou

Jan 29, 2019 13:09

I would concentrate on my studies for the time being. At the moment, it sounds as if you are unlikely to end up with the qualification you seek.

Jan 29, 2019 13:40

For information and free advice complete the form on Invest in Flanders.
Alternatively phone them. Phone No.: 02 504 87 11 Email

Jan 29, 2019 23:21

Talk to your bank and an accountant. Also a social company like PARTENA. Intro chats should not cost anything.

Jan 30, 2019 00:26

Quite why you would invest so much time and effort (and cash) in a Masters degree? You could have put all that investment into the perilous venture that you seem to think is your passport to happiness instead.

Jan 30, 2019 00:49