The first track is Excellent Hospitality. This includes opening doors for new businesses, but also be a good host for already established companies. We continue to facilitate entrepreneurship with the services provided by the municipality. The business plaza has given Almere the reputation of being a visible meeting point and contact for entrepreneurs. We want to optimize the process of licensing c.q. land scale for establishment c.q. expansion of established – and new businesses. This involves the recruitment of companies from home and abroad, clear and flexible application of rules and linking and tracking initiatives.
Besides the optimization of the municipal services , we want to broaden the services provided through the ‘ Ondernemersplein Almere’ (Business plaza Almere). A service that could be offered is facilitating matters for specific groups of entrepreneurs for example through meetings at the business plaza.
In addition to that, we would also like to help entrepreneurs tackling problems. Often these problems include a demand for staff, mainly ICT technicians. Other problems include financing new activities (such as funds or MKB of business development), ‘investor development’ of established businesses in Almere (such as supporting business events) and marketing.
Specifically for the internationally oriented companies in Almere and the region we want to help by being a good host with ‘investor development' and opportunities abroad through trade missions.