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...

Special thoughts and thanks from Charlene

Special thoughts and thanks from Charlene

Covid-19 Over the past month, we have all grasped firsthand, and likely for the first time, how suddenly and completely a pandemic virus can turn our lives inside out and upside down. Our hearts go out to those of you who may have become ill, and we hope that you are...

Reaching Out

Reaching Out

We are all currently finding ourselves in the midst of an extremely challenging global health crisis, where life as we knew it has dramatically changed. With schools and businesses shuttered, travel halted, meetings cancelled, and obliged to stay at home, we may all...

Entrepreneurship and EU Gender Equality

Entrepreneurship and EU Gender Equality

With International Women’s Day on March 8, I was planning to write an article related to that topic. Last Thursday evening, at 11.30 p.m., just as I was about to nod off, I checked my inbox one last time and found the announcement of the new EU Gender Equality...

WBII Board Update

WBII Board Update

Background and Board of Management As a registered not-for-profit foundation, WBII is required by law to have a Board of Directors. Several years ago, when our (paid) office manager moved to Spain, and when at about the same time, two former board members stepped...

2020 isn’t only about eyesight!

2020 isn’t only about eyesight!

Welcome back, and Happy 2020! While ‘20/20’ is a term used to measure normal visual acuity, January 2020 for entrepreneurs must also be the perfect moment to fine-tune our ‘business vision’, and align our mission and strategy to ensure that they can be implemented for...