Most independent entrepreneurs are now aware that innovation is an important theme in just about every sector. However, it is mainly the large enterprises that are innovating fully and many SMEs are lagging behind. This is not because of a lack of motivation or because it is not considered important; most entrepreneurs are eager to innovate and understand the importance of it. Often the barriers are of a financial nature or are caused by a lack of knowledge. For entrepreneurs in the northern provinces of the Netherlands, to mitigate these obstacles, there are many beautiful ...
If there is something that annoys all entrepreneurs, you have to wait for your money. You have completed all your work, delivered products or services, sometimes even advanced material costs, but payment takes weeks to arrive. In the meantime, you may even be short on cash and in extreme cases you even have to take out entrepreneurial credit to remain liquid. All the hassle you want to avoid. Therefore: ten tips to get your bills paid faster!
Since January 1, 2020 there is a new possibility for you as an SME entrepreneur to insure you against sickness absence of your employees. Unfortunately some entrepreneurs often experience employees becoming ill or (temporarily) unable to work, but fortunately most entrepreneurs rarely come across this. This also has a disadvantage: if it happens, they often do not know how to deal with it and what needs to be arranged. That is where the new SME absenteeism insurance policy comes into the picture. But is that really necessary, such extra insurance?
Although you could find the word 'Bitcoin' almost weekly on front pages of newspapers in 2018, it remained frighteningly silent in 2019 around this (and many other) crypto currencies. And when there was news, it was mainly bad news, such as the cesspool of problems surrounding the launch of Facebook's own cryptocurrency, Libra. For the average Dutch person, it may seem that crypto currencies are on their way back, but is that image correct? Do crypto currencies still have a future?
You can't get around it. Not as a self-employed person, as a small business or even as a private person. Your administration must be in order. This is useful for maintaining an overview, but especially for staying close friends with the tax authorities. Are you going to do everything yourself, do you outsource the entire bookkeeping, or are you looking for a solution in between? Above all, choose a solution that suits you!