I wanted to give a quick update to let you know that Egeltje Consulting is no more.
I enjoyed running this company immensely, and consider myself lucky that I was able to do it for so long. How many people get the chance to move to a different country and start a business, much less one that’s in operation for 5+ years?
I came over from the US to The Netherlands in 2013 via the Dutch American Friendship Treaty (DAFT), which allows Americans to get a temporary visa and work as an independent entrepreneur. I wrote about the requirements and experience setting up shop in 2013 here
There has been a lot of discussion about immigration and immigrants since I arrived, and in some respects the world has become more insular and fearful than when I initially came. That said, I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world. I’ve gained a new perspective, traveled, and met some amazing people AND acquired international business experience. As far as immigrants go – I consider myself glad to be a member of a plucky, resourceful, driven, resilient, smart and downright impressive group of folks.