Finding clarity and purpose for 2021 through lessons learnt last year

Finding clarity and purpose for 2021 through lessons learnt last year

New Year. New resolutions. A common occurrence for many of us. We, as business owners, do this, every year. And yet ….. 2021 is proving slightly different for Deborah, and perhaps for all of us. In this short article, read Deborah Valentine’s thoughts and reflections...

2021 Trends: What’s on the horizon for female entrepreneurs?

2021 Trends: What’s on the horizon for female entrepreneurs?

  Sinead HewsonDesign Thinking Facilitator Entrepreneurs must remain agile and adaptable “This year, entrepreneurs will need to continue to adapt to changing conditions. 2021 is the year to ideate, prototype, and test innovative ways of reaching customers to...

In the News

In the News

An historic moment The long-awaited announcement on a beautiful autumn Indian summer day of the election of Kamala Harris as the US Vice-President matched the mood of many of us who have been watching the elections and hoping for the best. This news was especially...

‘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...

Women and Work

Women and Work

Women and Work When the WBII was founded nearly 15 years ago, our focus was on supporting women who wanted to start a business. Through the many activities organised by members on a volunteer basis - including networking events, training programmes, trade show...

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...