Freelance course | Module: Starting your business

Looking to start a company in the Netherlands? Make sure you do it in the smartest and most sustainable way. What type of company will suit you best? How do you go about registering with the Chamber of Commerce (KvK)? What risks might your business face? Learn all about it in this series of classes.

Class 1 | Getting started: Registering with the local Chamber of Commerce
Monday 28 September 2020, 19:00-21:30, by Wendy van Os
Take your first steps as an entrepreneur. In this class, you’ll learn which legal company type is the best fit for your business. Using a step-by-step plan, you’ll make solid preparations for registering with the Chamber of Commerce.

Class 2 | Getting started: Understanding business risk
Monday 5 October 2020, 19:00-21:30, by Coby van den Berg
So, now you’re an entrepreneur. It’s very different from being an employee. What are the risks involved? How can you protect yourself against those risks? We’ll look at the different types of risk you might encounter: delayed assignments, clients who don’t pay on time, sudden illness, or loss-making investments. Forewarned is forearmed!

Class 3 | Getting started: Contracts
Monday 19 October 2020 19:00-21:30, by Nico Beltman
Dive into a new project with confidence, by making clear agreements in advance. What risks can you cover? What are general terms and conditions and how do you set them up for yourself? Bring your briefcase and travel into the world of legal agreements.

Practical info

Main language
The language of this module is English. This module is also taught in Dutch, which you can find here.  

For who
This Module is for creative professionals, both students and alumni of the AHK, that are entering the working field.  

The cost of this module is 15 euros. Please notice: due to the current COVID-19 measures there are only limited places available, so register soon. The lessons will always take place. If the measures will be more strict in the future and an offline course isn’t possible, the course will be given online via ZOOM.

Would you like to attend all of the freelance courses? With the passe-partout, you can attend the following courses: Starting your business, Business in practice (fair practice) and Accounting and tax. After this freelance course, you’ll have all the basic knowledge to start your own enterprise.

AHK Culture Club
Marineterrein Amsterdam
Kattenburgerstraat 5
Building 027 K
1018 JA Amsterdam

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