We interviewed Izelle Schutz about her business in the Netherlands. Here’s her story.
What is the official name of your business (as registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce)?
What services/products does your business provide?
I provide a variery of services related to HypnoBirthing Pregnancy courses. Private courses, Refresher courses, group courses, coaching and anything tailor-made on request. These courses are possible in English, Afrikaans and Dutch!
When did you start your business?
Why did you start your business in the Netherlands? How did your business come into existence?
I had 2 child births in hospitals due to special medical circumstances. When pregnant with our third child a friend told me about HypnoBirthing. I decided to follow the HypnoBirthing course and was determined to have a home-birth. The special, peaceful and above all beautiful (HypnoBirthing) birth of my 3rd child, I could wish I had the same knowledge and preparation for my 1st two babies. But precisely these diverse experiences are now a rock-solid foundation for my newfound passion to share HypnoBirthing® with future parents. I wish for everyone to be able to positively look back on this special moment. That is why I started my business.
What have been some of the challenges of doing business in the Netherlands?
- Providing my courses in Dutch
- Learning the Dutch tax system
- Adjusting to COVID-19 Restrictions
What advice can you give to fellow South African business owners wishing to start their businesses in the Netherlands?
- Don’t Give up
- Invest time in Social Media
- Optimalize your website SEO
- Do something Unique, offer something special!
Can you provide some words of inspiration to help your fellow South African business owners living in the Netherlands?
Do what you love, follow your passion! If enthusiasm and passion are present, you tend to be more resilient when you encounter obstacles. Because I am very passionate about what I do I have more positive outlooks and I’m able to overcome difficulty through problem-solving.
In order to support fellow South Africans, is there a discount or special discount code for those wishing to purchase your products/services?
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org directly or contact me via the website.
The city/town/province in the Netherlands where you’re located:
Van Oorschotlaan 37, 4386EG, Vlissingen
How can we get in touch with you?