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Businesses facing the COVID-19 crisis #resilientbxl

Businesses facing the COVID-19 crisis #resilientbxl

Beyond the official support measures put in place, the community is not lacking in creativity to help its (small) businesses get through the coronavirus crisis.

We believe these good ideas, both public and private, deserve a special place on our networks, although hub.brussels is, for the most part, not actively involved. This non-exhaustive list of initiatives identified during this crisis is intended to inspire and bring hope to entrepreneurs.

We take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all of these project leaders!

Follow the hashtag #resilientbxl on social networks and each week discover bold, new initiatives thought out by entrepreneurs, citizens, public institutions etc. who are mobilizing or reinventing themselves in the face of the virus. 

VIDEO: Brussels entrepreneurs vs COVID-19

Mandated by the Brussels government to support businesses in their developmenthub.brussels is today doing everything it can to keep them afloat. We asked beneficiaries and partners from different sectors to share their challenges, their hopes and their possible solutions on video… while respecting distance regulations!

Training and coaching 

Stopping your activity completely or partially can be an opportunity to learn new things and adapt your business model to come back stronger after the crisis. Here are some free training or coaching ideas to take advantage of.

Webinars: international business

How can you keep in touch with your customers? How can you finance and insure yourself properly in the current context? How can you overcome the logistical difficulties in transporting your goods during this crisis? We are offering 3 webinars between 7 and 14 May to answer all your questions. Register now 

Free advice for (very) small businesses

Do you manage SME? With cov-help, benefit from the free advice of young professionals and students to help you maintain a sustainable financial situation and get through the COVID-19 crisis.

Entrepreneurship coaching

Good news for those of you who want to embark on the entrepreneurial adventure: Jobyourself digitized their services! Learn today how to take your first steps in the world of entrepreneurship.

Coaching: digital marketing

With Agence Digitale Solidaire, take advantage of free digital marketing coaching to promote your online business, offer easy alternatives to your customers or quickly adapt your business to digital.

E-commerce: get started

Create your e-shop and provide home delivery in Brussels in 1h thanks to supportyourlocalshop.org On the agenda: a guide, online training for beginners and a ready-made solution.

Replay: e-commerce webinars

E-commerce is one of the winning cards to play to overcome the COVID-19 crisis. Take advantage by replaying our series of free webinars on e-commerce organised in collaboration with the 1819 service.

Communicating in times of crisis

Are you walking on eggshells trying to communicate during this unusual time? Akkanto, an independent communications office in Brussels, gives you free strategic and practical advice, with no commitment..

Solidarity

Many believe that there will be positive things to be learned from this difficult period: this is how sustainability, supporting local businesses and solidarity have been revealed since the start of the crisis.

Virtual Hackhaton

You want to donate your services or skills for free to fight the coronavirus crisis? Share your thoughts, your know-how and your motivation to find solutions to the most urgent challenges. Join matters.brussels

Joint retail tenancy

Do you want to reduce the expenses related to your sales space to cope with the coronavirus crisis? How about mutualizing the costs by sharing your commercial unit with other retailers? Let us know what you think: take our survey!

Horeca : vouchers

HorecaComebackJe soutiens mon horeca de quartierWat drink je or Aidons nos restaurants invite consumers to buy vouchers to be redeemed as soon as Belgian bars, cafes and restaurants are open again. Register your establishment for free! 

Retail and delivery
in Brussels

Are you a shopkeeper or a restaurateur? Do you take online orders and/or have a delivery service? Let us know on the official website of the City of Brussels or on aide-aux-restaurateurs.be.

Culture: Promotional platform

Culture Quarantaine provides a place for artists to express themselves during confinement. Publish your performances in video live stream on this free platform offering cultural promotion!

Food: those Brussels shops are still open

You run a convenience store? A department store? Register your shop on the collaborative map of La Libre Eco to help the inhabitants of Brussels to do their shopping with peace of mind and to find alternatives around their home.

100% Belgian products & services

Are your products or services Belgian? The platforms leseshopsbelgesBelgian corner,  KAABEE.be or Ma Zone (Ixelles) support local businesses and entrepreneurs. Refer your e-shop there for free!

Horeca: support group

Are you active in the catering industry? Exchange with other entrepreneurs and stay informed about initiatives in your industry on the Facebook group Entraide HORECA Belgique Covid-19.

Inspiration

There are things you can do to reduce the impact of the crisis on your activities: this is how other entrepreneurs in Brussels are responding to the crisis. Something to inspire you? 

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Official measures

  • All the reliable, official and up-to-date information on governmental measures to help Brussels businesses can be found on 1819.brussels. Read the FAQs
  • An emergency Support service has been set up for Brussels businesses. Explore the service

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