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Easier access to the profession

17 January 2024

Good news for anyone wanting to set up their own business in the Brussels Capital Region. The government has simplified the rules governing access to the profession.

Compétences professionnelles

From 15 January 2024, you no longer need to prove your basic management skills to set up your own business.
This reform of access to the profession aims to boost business start-ups, defend entrepreneurship as a vehicle for emancipation and integration, create fairer conditions for Brussels entrepreneurs and strengthen the Region's position as an entrepreneurial hub. 

Further simplifications will come into effect on 1 April. 

You must register your company with the CBE to set up a business in the Brussels Region.

Find out more about the reform

Would you like to start your own business? A range of tools, tutorials and training courses are available to help you set up and run your business in the Brussels-Capital Region. This is a package developed by, to help anyone who wants to start their own business. You can consult it at any time.

Watch tutorials and training courses

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