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Family, friends and fans

How to involve family, friends and fans in funding your business in Flanders

In Flanders, there are three ways of involving family, friends and fans in the start-up of your Flanders-based enterprise:

  • Co-shareholders – involve people in your environment to finance your project by making them co-shareholders.
  • Borrowing – you can also borrow money from family, friends and fans. This will be considered a quasi-entity by other creditors, if the lender declares this loan subordinate to the other creditors.
  • WIN-WIN loan – with this type of loan, the government of Flanders actively supports you when involving family, friends and fans in funding your business.

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