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Coaching and Development Center
If you are thinking about starting a business in Aruba and you need guidance or coaching, you can approach different organizations in Aruba that can help you go through the process of starting a business.
- Iniciativa pa Desaroyo di Empresarionan Arubano (“IDEA”)
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aruba (“KvK”)
- Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland
- Aruba Investment Agency (“ARINA”)
Iniciativa pa Desaroyo di Empresarionan Arubano
“Iniciativa pa Desaroyo di Empresarionan Arubano” (IDEA) is working to bring change by stimulating small and medium-sized enterprises in Aruba, so they can start growing, expanding or recovering their business with more confidence.
IDEA dedicates itself to helping small and medium-sized enterprises make their dreams come true.
The goal of IDEA is to offer extensive help and guidance free of charge to entrepreneurs or upcoming entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs wish to start a small business but usually encounter different challenges, such as basic business knowledge, access to credit, technology, marketing and several existing regulations.
Contact Iniciativa pa Desaroyo di Empresa Arubano (IDEA)
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aruba (“KvK”)
You can start your business by registering it with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aruba. The Chamber of Commerce also offers the entrepreneur information through conferences, seminars, programs for entrepreneurial development and other relevant activities to stimulate entrepreneurship.
Contact Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aruba (“KvK”)
J.E. Irausquin Blvd # 10
Telephone: +297 582 1566
Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland
Qredits opened its doors on April 1, 2017 to serve entrepreneurs (starters) and existing SMEs to give them the opportunity to receive microcredit up to a maximum amount of AWG 100,000.00.
Usually, as a starting entrepreneur, you may need initial investment capital. Qredits can provide you with the opportunity to receive microcredit.
In addition to this microcredit, Qredits offers other services, such as mentoring, and it can provide the entrepreneur with tools to write a business plan.
Contact Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland
Bilderdijkstraat 16 (Vondellaan)
Telephone: +297 582 2250 / 699-2255 (WhatsApp Only)
Aruba Investment Agency (“ARINA”)
ARINA is the main point of contact for foreign direct investment in Aruba. ARINA was established in order to make it easier for investors to establish a business in Aruba or to use Aruba as a gateway to the region.
What does ARINA offer?
- it provides comprehensive intelligence on Aruba;
- it provides information about the sector and the market;
- it advises and assists you regarding investment opportunities and management;
- it introduces you to important and relevant contacts;
- it assists in all government procedures;
- it assists in site visits;
- it provides information about all procedures and requirements to establish your business in Aruba.
Contact Aruba Investment Agency (ARINA)
L.G. Smith Boulevard # 160
Sun Plaza Building, piso 2
Telephone: +297 521 2400
Facebook: ARINA Aruba
Exprodesk is a unit at the Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce and Industry that assists and guides local companies in exporting their products and services. Through training, mastermind meetings and one-to-one coaching, Exprodesk prepares and guides participants to export their products or services.