Black Friday is just around the corner! That means bargain hunting, looking for offers and scoring great deals. Unless you are looking for business solutions, right…? Many Dutch entrepreneurs have a number of incorrect assumptions about restrictions or rules that you experience when you use your telecom solutions for business purposes. As a result, they do not make optimal use of the possibilities that are available, and they simply lose money unnecessarily.
Four out of ten self-employed persons in the Netherlands work without disability insurance (AOV). For most of them, this is not a fundamental consideration, but a financial one. An AOV for self-employed persons and SMEs is by no means cheap. Especially if you are only partially dependent on the income from your own company, or if you do not earn that much because you have just started, for example, an extra expenditure of several hundred euros per month is no side issue. You think twice before you take out expensive insurance, which you often have to keep for years.
Most Dutch people who go into business start a sole proprietorship. Nice and simple, because you only have to go to the Chamber of Commerce and your company is a fact. But in many cases a sole proprietorship is not optimal at all. Many entrepreneurs therefore, over time, make the logical switch to a private company: a bv.