Starters International Business (SIB)

We offer business coaching to explore global growth opportunities for your business

Starters International Business


Do you want to grow your business and operate internationally? Provided that you have your research and compose a concrete business plan beforehand, expanding a business overseas can be easy. There are several factors that you have to consider before venturing abroad. Do you have a strong foundation in your home country? How are you utilizing your strengths and overcome the barriers? Are you financially sustainable for overseas expansion? How does your business adapt to the local culture?

These concerns can be lessened with the coaching service from Starters International Business (SIB). Our experience coaches (also known as trade associates) are formed by professionals across diverse sectors. They can provide their expertise to help you achieve your global growth and to have the convenience to gain valuable insight which are vital for a successful global expansion.



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If you’re interested about the coaching service from the SIB, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and to sign up.

Coaching Programmes by Starters International Business

For Who?

SIB is designed for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) who are

  • Interested in gaining knowledge of international trade and foreign markets
  • Keen to explore export opportunities under current business operation
  • Establish and have adequate resources for global expansion
  • Prepared to invest abundant time and money for operating business across borders
What do I get from SIB?
From this service, you will be coached and given key insight to identify your business opportunities and create an action plan to achieve your business goals. It is firmly believed that business goals can be attained with the right strategic planning. Investing time, money and effort efficiently will increase your chances of success.
Would you like some expert guidance for your business?

This coaching programme consists of three and/or four conversations with your allocated coach and the following topics will be discussed,

  • What is the competitive advantage of my business?
  • What would be the business goal for a new market?
  • Which countries offer the best business opportunity for my business model?
  • How attractive is my target market?
  • How to capitalize on opportunities for my business?

This process may take up to four months and you will be under the guidance from the experienced coaches with more than 10 years of practical experience in international trade and consultation. After this process, the results will be summarised in an action specified from the conversations.

How can I enroll?

You can enroll for the Starters International Business with assistance of WTC Twente. After having the first appointment with us, you will be arranged to participate the Coaching Programme. To be eligible, you are required to fill in Verklaring de-minimis to show that you receive adequate financial assistance. Please do not hesitate to contact us for information.



Enjoy the privilege by being part of the Starters International Business (SIB).  Join the numerous business activities such as trade missions, workshops and seminars, entrepreneurship meetups and etc. throughout the year to expand your business network. These events are initiated by the participants,  Dutch embassies and world trade centers abroad to seek new business development opportunities.

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