Entrepreneurs Soundboard has been guiding SME entrepreneurs at every stage of business since 1980
The Entrepreneurs Soundboard (OKB in Dutch) network consists of motivated mentors with entrepreneurial experience and a professional mindset. They are all former entrepreneurs, managers or specialists with a specific field of expertise. They voluntarily share their expertise with you and provide impartial advice.
This happens in sounding board sessions lasting six months, for which Entrepreneurs Soundboard only asks a minimum donation of 200 euros (in 2023 we will not ask for a donation for this, sounding board is worth a lot but costs you nothing). We actually help entrepreneurs move forward with the greatest chance of success.
Entrepreneurs Soundboard is here to help entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs starting up, wanting to expand, exploring the market, or looking to improve the organisation, or considering business succession. At every stage and with every aspect of business, entrepreneurs face numerous questions. That’s where Entrepreneurs Soundboard can help. Did you know that we can prevent bankruptcy in 2 out of 3 cases?
Entrepreneurs Soundboard is an independent non-profit voluntary organisation made up of (former) entrepreneurs and business specialists.
The volunteers of Entrepreneurs Soundboard help entrepreneurs throughout the whole of the Netherlands by contributing their expertise, network, knowledge and experience. In addition, Entrepreneurs Soundboard offers a listening ear and thereby takes away potential concerns from entrepreneurs. In doing so, OKB strengthens future-proof and successful entrepreneurship. OKB provides pragmatic customised assistance, with the following guiding principles: empathy, respect, selflessness, expertise and integrity.
Mentors throughout the country
For national coverage, the Entrepreneurs Soundboard organisation is divided into 16 regional teams. Each regional team has an average of 10 to 15 mentors and is led by a regional chairman. Within the team in each region, an entrepreneur is assigned to the mentor who can best help him or her. Mentors can, if necessary, also draw on expertise within the organisation.
- In operation since 1980
- 16 regions nationwide
- 300 experienced mentors
- At least 2,500 soundboards a year
- 85% highly satisfied with OKB
- 66% bankruptcies averted
The head office team
Starting a soundboard
The entrepreneur undertakes, the mentor guides
Six months' mentoring
From former entrepreneur to entrepreneur of today