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 development, hub.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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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?