Developing a business

The City of Brussels offers a variety of ways for promoting businesses. Traders can participate individually or with their neighborhood association.

Events are being organised in the shopping quarters of the Pentagon (city centre). More info:

In all quarters, numerous rummage sales and flea markets are held by trade associations:

Calendar of rummage sales and flea markets

Lights on Trade is a vast route that leads past the lighted streets of the city centre during the Christmas holidays. Shops can participate by extending the opening hours or by offering specific events:

Trade labels are an initiative which, every second year, select the most beautiful shops of a quarter in cooperation with the trade associations. So why not provide some additional advertising for your business and present yourself as a candidate?

If you want to propose the organisation of a market, you can contact the Markets Unit.

If you want to propose the organisation of a rummage sale or flea market, you should first contact your trade association.

If you want to propose a new project for the quarter, if you want so set up your own association, or if you would like to ask financial support, you can contact (for advice and guidance):

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A showcase, signboard or terrace are the main elements that determine the attractiveness of a business. The City offers various measures to beautify your business:

More information about placing terraces and signboards:

Running a business

Last update on 13/10/2023

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