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How To Start A Business In The Netherlands And In Nigeria!

Hello, my amazing friends! I hope you all are doing great! Many of my friends and family have been pondering on how to start a business in Nigeria and also In The Netherlands. Whenever I travel to Nigeria, My friends, my family members keeps asking me, Ekene, how do we come to The Netherlands, how do we start a business in The Netherlands? here in The Netherlands, I have received so many requests to write a blog post and coach on how to start a business in Nigeria. So let’s get started, guys! I am so excited about writing this blog post.

  1. Visit the Nigerian Immigration in Denhaag, say to them you would like to visit Nigeria, find someone to invite you to Nigeria. KES in Denhaag help with the visa application to Nigeria and other African countries. A few years ago, when I was travelling to Nigeria, I used the services of KES in Denhaag in The Netherlands.
  2. Choose a business name,  develop a business idea. Visit the chamber of commerce in Nigeria for business registration. I and my family have a registered business in Nigeria called Solite global travels. Nigeria is a great country to do business, there are very successful businessmen in Nigeria such as Aliko Dangote!
  3. You may want to rent Airbnb in Lagos Nigeria or stay in great accommodation in Lagos or Abuja. I recommend Eko hotel Lagos, Sheraton four points, Novotel Port Harcourt and Ibis Hotel.  Elomaz hotel in Nigeria is great! Whenever I visit Nigeria, I enjoy staying at great hotels. If you do wish to rent accommodation, you may want to use the services of Cross and Churchill in Lagos Nigeria. I used to work for the sister company of Cross and Churchill in Lagos, Nigeria. The company name is Cedar Oaks, laundry and dry cleaning company. I was the marketing and sales executives then, I went around then to banks, hotels, treasure garden estates and other estates to collect clothes to wash. During my working experience with Cedar Oaks, I learnt a lot from the company and also from my colleagues who were working with Cross and Churchill then about estate and facility management. You may want to use the service of Brunel for renting accommodation, hr recruitment and finding a job too.
  4. Promote your business online, use the Facebook ad, twitter, Youtube, great bloggers such as Linda Ikeji,  Bella Naija. You may want to consult some great advertising agencies too.
  5. Solar energy business would be a great business to start up in Nigeria.
  6. You need a business bank account. Banks such as Zennith bank, Uba bank, FCMB, Access bank, diamond bank is great in Nigeria. In The Netherlands, you may want to bank with ING bank, ABN AMBRO, BNB PARIBAS, and Rabo bank.

For the Dutch market, You have to follow basically the same procedure, decide on a business, have it registered with kamer van koop handel,  you may want to visit a notary for your business deed, I recommend 010 Notaris, find a good administrative officer for your tax payment and aangift. Use great websites such as marktplaats, social media, digital marketing, blogging, seo, sea for promoting your business.

I am a beauty, business and health consultant in The Netherlands. Please do contact me if you need my services. I can help you choose a business name, create a business plan, marketing and management.  My lovely angels, how do you promote, market your business in Europe or in Africa? I would love to learn from you.


I am a beauty, business and health consultant in The Netherlands. Please do contact me if you need my services. I can help you choose a business name, create a business plan, marketing and management.


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Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Ekene Patience 2018!

Hi lovelies! I hope you all are doing well. So many of my friends, family members and fans has been asking me so many questions, so I have decided to use this medium to answer all your questions

  1. Which village does your father come from, Answer Gbokoda Nigeria
  2. How many kids do you have? Answer Two boys. I gave birth to my first son in Lekki phase 1  Lagos Nigeria,My second son  was born in Goes Zeeland in The Netherlands. My oldest son lived in Nigeria while he was three months old till he was five years old due to some challenges we experienced trying to acquire a new dutch passport for him. I and my children has dual nationalities, Nigerian and dutch.
  3. How old are your children, Answer 9 and 4 years old respectively.
  4. Where did you live before coming to Holland, The Netherlands, I lived in Nigeria, grew up in Asaba, married my first husband at Ikoyi magistrate court in year 2008 before then we where living in Port Harcourt Nigeria since year 2005, gave birth to my first son in Lekki, Lagos Nigeria. Lived in Treasure Garden estate Lekki phase 2 Lagos Nigeria for several years.
  5. What am I doing now? I am about to round off my studies as a masters in Marketing Management in Scotland
  6. How many languages do I speak, I speak dutch, English Language, Igbo, little French and German.
  7. How many sisters and brothers do I have? I have one elder sister, and a younger sister and one brother.
  8. How did I find my self in The Netherlands? Well I was 17 years old when I met my first husband in Port Harcourt, He is dutch (oyibo) expatriate He was working with QEDI in Nigeria and later worked for Exxon mobile in Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria, we married in Lagos Nigeria in the court  and with him I had my first son Kenneth Kroone.
  9. Are my parents in The Netherlands, No.
  10. Whats my favourite food? Rice and chicken, Nigerian jolly rice.
  11. Why do I love modelling? I am able to express my self better with pictures.
  12. Am I a certified beauty consultant ? Yes, I have a diploma in skincare, makeup, perfumery and cosmetics.
  13. What skills do I have?  Answer- I can braid hair, weave, cut, manicure, pedicure, website buiding, I worked in several hair salons in Nigeria, I also worked as a beauty consultant, sales representative in insurance company in Nigeria and laundry and dry cleaning companies Nigeria.
  14. Why do I enjoy blogging? Answer- I am a certified professional secretary, I studied online with Pennfoster Scranton U.S.A. During my studies, I learnt how to write professionally and I also acquired some book keeping skills.
  15. How many diplomas do I have? Answer – I am a biochemist, Masters In Marketing Management student, a beauty consultant,  a professional secretary,diplomas in Microsoft word, excel and powerpoint  and diplomas in dutch speaking (NT2)
  16. Am I planning to return back to Nigeria soon? Answer no, I used to visit my mummy and family members  often few years ago, but currently, my sisters are very happily married. My mummy would be retiring soon and she plans to join me in The Netherlands. My career goal is to stay back in The Netherlands and  find a befitting professional jobs aligned with my field of studies.
  17. Where have I resided in The Netherlands ? I started coming to the Netherlands since year 2008. I used to visit holland 6 times a year, flew all the time with KLM. Then I used to visit holland with my first husband, we stayed at bijmer Arena in Amsterdam quid, then we had a house at putterplantsoen. During the year 2010, I decided to stay back in The Netherlands. I lived in Rotterdam for few years, then in Dordrecht, and during the year 2013. I moved to s gravenpolder Zealand, whereby I later got married to my second husband that same year. In December 2013 I gave birth to my second son Timothy.  Few years later, I was able to acquire a new dutch passport for Kenneth and brought him from Nigeria to join us in The Netherlands.
  18. Which hotels are my favourites? I have spent over one month in Eko hotel Lagos Nigeria in the year 2008 with my first husband Mr. jan Kroone, before we finally got an accomodation in Treasure garden estate Lekki Lagos Nigeria. It was a very memorable moment for us then, I have also spent few nights at Sheration hotel at schipol airport in 2010, I did enjoyed my stay there then. I have also had the ample opportunity to work in cool hotels and restaurants in The Netherlands such as Fletchers hotel, Amadore Hotel,  Van der Valk etc. These hotels has quality interiors and great customer service.

My angels, I hope these answers all your questions for now. If you do have any more inquiries, or do wish to get to know me much better, please do not hesitate to contact me.

What are your frequently asked questions (FAQ) my lovelies? I do love to learn from you!


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