‘Homeworking’ – Autumn Update

‘Homeworking’ – Autumn Update

In this demanding, autumn 2020 business season, many employees continue to work mostly, if not entirely, from home. Those of us who are self-employed have already earned our stripes, and are experienced full-time ‘homeworkers’ with all of the implications that this...
Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Inclusive Entrepreneurship As the pandemic works its way around the world, with subsequent and successive job losses and financial repercussions, it’s helpful to remind ourselves that entrepreneurship can offer a true ‘window of opportunity’ for those who are in need....
Advocacy

Advocacy

Advocacy The WBII recently wrote to Ms. Tamara Van Ark, Secretary of State for Social Affairs and Employment at the Dutch Parliament. We wrote to her regarding our opposition to the so-called ‘partnertoets’ for sole traders (ZZPers). Under a new proposal, we learned...
Is Growth Still Possible?

Is Growth Still Possible?

Are we still on track for growth in 2020? After a year of restructuring in 2018, and another one of consolidation in 2019, the WBII Board truly believed that 2020 – that beautifully dual swan-shaped, round and balanced number – would be our lucky year, for both the...
Danger & Decisiveness

Danger & Decisiveness

During the past several months, we probably have been speculating on questions such as: How will we ever come out of the Covid-19 crisis; when will the children be able to return to school; and, will I ever be able to resume my business, or see my family and friends...