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Expand your business to the Dutch and Belgian market

 
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belgianwolfie



Joined: 22 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Expand your business to the Dutch and Belgian market Reply with quote

Hi all,
I am fairly new here. Just presented myself few weeks ago in this thread http://www.laymyhat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14521.

Short story: We are two (/too) hard working Belgians in desperate need of a break from the human race that we have been running all of our lives.

We'll be moving out of Belgium and into the South of Europe for the next 12 months, starting end of June. We'll work in a B&B of an English owner for the first 3 months.

In the meantime we've already had a lot of amazing contacts with local expats (English , Belgian, Dutch, German, Italian) owning holiday villa's, or running B&B's in France, Spain, ...

In our correspondence with all those nice, warm people we noticed that some of them were looking for an easy way into the Belgian and Dutch holiday market.

Mostly having an all English / French website, we provided them with a Dutch translation of their websites so that their property would show up in Google searches made by the many many Dutch and Belgian people in search for a holiday spot every year.

For a couple of them we now even take care of all their incoming Dutch spoken (booking) inquiries and it works really well I must say Smile

Most of us Belgians and Dutch speak English (certainly the younger generation) , but when looking for holiday rentals , we still enter searches in Google in our own language and feel more inclined to read about and book a property when the website has made an effort in a Dutch translation ...

That's why Lynn and myself came up with the idea to offer these exact same "tried and tested" services to more people.

You'll see that, by making use of that service, our main goal is to get in touch with people that are in the area and have some interesting experiences to share. We're not stone cold business types ... just two modest hardworking Belgians trying to make a start of a dream that has been in our heads for a long time now.

Feel free to check out http://www.wespeakdutch.com and chat with Lynn or myself through the LIVE chatbox (when we are online) Smile

Also : I've posted this here first to get your feedback. You all think this is a good idea? What other services might you consider? etc

Looking forward to your feedback.
Kind regards from Belgium.
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casasantoestevo



Joined: 06 Nov 2006
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Location: O Saviñao, Galicia

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's why Lynn and myself came up with the idea to offer these exact same "tried and tested" services to more people.


Welkom Lynn en mijzelf Wink
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belgianwolfie



Joined: 22 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

casasantoestevo wrote:
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That's why Lynn and myself came up with the idea to offer these exact same "tried and tested" services to more people.


Welkom Lynn en mijzelf Wink

Lol , thanks so much Smile (sounds a bit South African if you write it like that Smile)
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casasantoestevo



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well we know Lynn's name but who is myself?????
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belgianwolfie



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

casasantoestevo wrote:
well we know Lynn's name but who is myself?????

lol , THAT's what you meant Wink didn't get that.
But you are absolutely right.
I'm Bart ... my pic and name are on the site I mentioned above Smile
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casasantoestevo



Joined: 06 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nu kan ik zie de foto, Dank u
Ik lees je graag oldtimers, ik ook.
Sorry Dutch is not my native language, it's my wifes and she is talking to guests.
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aasta



Joined: 31 Aug 2009
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Location: Pe da Serra, Portugal

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello...would you send me some more info on your service. email:thecolinaflora@hotmail.com
thanks, aasta
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belgianwolfie



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Aasta,

2 am in the morning after a crazy day at work and I'm working on an email, which I'll send to you in a sec Smile if that doesn't show commitment, I don't know what will Smile
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