Nvest Business Development support

Nvest Business Development support

Frequently asked questions

Why is Nvest Business Development interesting for my expansion goals?

First of all, Nvest is Dutch owned but operating from Bogota, Colombia. As a result, we understand both cultures and have a network in both countries.

In addition, we do not only advise our clients, but our intention is to become a local partner that supports, implements and executes the activities on behalf of the client. This means that we strive for the accomplishment of our client or partner’s goal, while our client does not need to invest in local presence, human resources, registering the company and can therefore safe these resources for other activities while their goals are achieved.

We work to achieve measurable results for our clients and partners, we are not interested in working within projects of which we already know that they are not going to work.

This means we are realistic, reliable and hard working.

What makes Nvest Business Development stand out from the crowd?

Nvest stands out from the crowd through the different way of working. We do not work according to a traditional pipeline where every participant has a task in the supply chain and moves on afterwards. These pipelines are focused on competitiveness and constant price fights between the participants within the chain to achieve the most margins, which results in unhealthy relationships.

We strive for a platform of participants that work together and add value to create a high-quality product or service. Continuous feedback will be moved between the participants by working according this platform approach. In that way it is possible to improve value and execute activities based on the need of the customer.

This results in better products and services, healthy relationships, more efficient investment, efficient operational costs and more focus/motivation to work.

What makes Nvest Business Development stand out from the crowd?

Nvest stands out from the crowd through the different way of working. We do not work according to a traditional pipeline where every participant has a task in the supply chain and moves on afterwards. These pipelines are focused on competitiveness and constant price fights between the participants within the chain to achieve the most margins, which results in unhealthy relationships.

We strive for a platform of participants that work together and add value to create a high-quality product or service. Continuous feedback will be moved between the participants by working according this platform approach. In that way it is possible to improve value and execute activities based on the need of the customer.

This results in better products and services, healthy relationships, more efficient investment, efficient operational costs and more focus/motivation to work.

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What type of network does Nvest has?

Nvest has a broad network of public and private organisations in different sectors such as the agricultural, manufacturing and bicycle sectors in both the Netherlands and Colombia.

These private organisations include for example:

  • Colombian companies with the need for Dutch solutions
  • Colombian companies that offer products or services
  • Dutch companies that offer services or products
  • Dutch companies that have interest in Colombian products
  • Companies that can play a role in the supply or production chain of our clients and partners

Besides, Nvest has good contacts with:

  • The Dutch Embassy in Colombia
  • National ministries
  • Local and regional municipalities
  • Knowledge institutes

If we do not have the right contact in our network, we will be determined to find and add these contacts to our network to achieve your goals.

What is the earning model of Nvest?

Nvest works based on a fixed price per activity during the project, this price however depends on the amount of involved work. Therefore, these prices vary per case and more information is necessary to give a clear indication.

Besides, our intention is to become your long-term partner in Colombia to for example execute the management of local supply chains, source products or execute sales activities. In those cases, it is necessary to determine the level of involvement necessary and the compensation, which in many cases is based on ‘no cure, no pay’ or in other words, a percentage of the revenue that is being created due to the involvement of Nvest.

This is interesting for companies that want to expand but do not want to be physically present in Colombia, have a registered company or local in-house human resources. Nvest can execute these activities as an external partner, which is more cost and time efficient for you.

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What does sustainability mean according to Nvest

Terms like sustainability and circularity are very large and powerful concepts, which being used quite frequently in today’s world. We believe that this is quite a dangerous tendency since these concepts are the future while many companies or people do not live up to the power of these words.

We believe that sustainability is not only related to minimising waste or transforming waste into new products. We want to implement sustainability by also creating earning models and business plans that are profitable on the long term. Besides, we want to implement strategies that are innovative and necessary to achieve this.

Many companies are functioning according to old concepts that come from the industrialisation era. These concepts need to change in order to really create sustainability.

This requires a new way of working, which we want to implement together with you to create growth, results and impact.

More frequently asked questions

It is definitely possible to execute a pilot program with Nvest to show your technology or product to potential clients. As a matter of fact, this is one of the best ways to introduce your product to the Colombian market since potential clients are very much interested in first experiencing their potential investment.

Besides, there are interesting subsidy possibilities from the RVO in order to receive support for the execution of Dutch pilot programs in Colombia. Nvest has experience with these programs.

First of all, there are many interesting opportunities that are definitely worth it to explore.

Entering the Colombian market does require a specific approach. This is mainly due to the local business culture, which requires:

  • Local presence
  • Spanish language
  • Communication skills
  • A network
  • Patience

Nvest has multiple years of experience in Colombia, but works according a Dutch hands-on approach. As a result, we understand both cultures and are able to cover these differences in order to maximise the potential.

It is always advisable to travel to Colombia while executing a project in order to understand the local context of the country and therefore understand why Nvest proposes a certain decision or strategy.

Besides, it will also assist in the creation of a good relationship between us and we can physically work together, which has shown to work very well!

It is always advisable to travel together to the Netherlands while executing a project in order to understand the local context of the country and therefore understand why Nvest proposes a certain decision or strategy.

Besides, it will also assist in the creation of a good relationship between us and we can physically work together, which has shown to work very well!

Nvest has a broad portfolio of innovations that are interesting for the Colombian agriculture and manufacturing sectors. If you are interested in implementing an innovation, we advise you to get in contact with us to discuss your needs and possibilities.

First of all, there are many interesting opportunities that are definitely worth it to explore.

Entering the Dutch market does require a specific approach. This is mainly due to the local business culture, which requires:

  • Dutch or English language
  • Communication skills
  • A network

Nvest is owned by a Dutch family, and therefore we have the knowledge and skills to approach the Dutch market. In addition, Nvest works together with a select group of partners in the Netherlands that can execute activities on cite. As a result, we understand both cultures and are able to cover these differences in order to maximise the potential.

It is important to work very organised and based on good research/goals to make sure that the foreseen objectives will be achieved. However, it is also important to work as cost efficient as possible.

Therefore, we offer our services also in parts, which means that it is possible to start with project planning, continue with market research and creating a strategy based on that. If it turns out that it is not viable or interesting enough, you would not lost too many resources since the activities are split in pieces and it is always possible to have meetings to discuss concerns or potential changes.

As a result, it will not take a lot of initial investment to find out if it is really worth it to start executing a strategy.

At the end of the day, it all depends on how big you want to go and we will make sure that the necessary investments will be as efficient as possible but accordingly.

Besides, there are interesting subsidy possibilities from the RVO in order to receive support in the expansion of Dutch companies to Colombia. Nvest has experience with these programs.

There are 2 ways of offering an innovative products or services in Colombia with Nvest.

  1. We can add your offer to our portfolio and take your offer into account when an opportunity arises. This is not the most efficient option in our opinion.
  2. The second option is constructing a project plan together with Nvest where all the needs, questions and objectives will be covered. Nvest will work based on this project plan to for example find potential clients, create the necessary supply chain and manage the implementation to ensure a smooth implementation of your service or product.

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Company details

Owner: Niels van der Wijk

Work address: Cra. 11B # 99-25

Place: Bogotá, Cundinamarca

Phone: +57 301 623 4212

Whatsapp: +316 5149 1291

Working hours

Monday: 06:00 – 17:00

Tuesday: 06:00 – 17:00

Wednesday: 06:00 – 17:00

Thursday: 06:00 – 17:00

Friday: 06:00 – 17:00

Sat/Sun: Available if it’s necessary

Contact us

If you have any questions, please fill in the contact form and we will e-mail you as soon as possible!