The information service 1819 supports anyone who is starting or developing a business in the Brussels-Capital Region, including associations. 1819 advisors provide information and advice on different aspects such as financing, government grants for launch or expansion, selection of the appropriate legal form and social security status, administrative formalities, etc. In addition, they provide orientation on the network of institutions and organisations that is available to assist with the setup of businesses in Brussels.
Brussels-based associations can also access the services of the Centre for Companies in Difficulties (Centre des Entreprises en difficulté/Centrum voor ondernemingen in moeilijkheden). A team of specialised experts provides free assistance in various areas, such as legal, fiscal, financial, social or strategic advice, but also coaching, networking events and other types of support.