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Insights of being a Freelance developer: The Pros and Cons
If you are thinking about freelancing as IT professional, then this session is for you. You may even find that you're better off working for someone else, but this is an opportunity to explore that. If you are an experienced self-employed person then you’ll certainly have things to contribute to the group - and who knows, there may be opportunities for strategic collaborations. To ensure your seat, please register through the Eventbrite link: The aim of this workshop is to provide you with some insights and facilitate exchanges on how to kickstart your Freelance business as a software developer. We’ll consider the starting stage for making your transition into being your own boss, while also looking what it requires to create a sustainable business. We’ll look at business planning, strategy, and mindset, while including technical aspects relating to legal, tax and administration. What you will learn: What does it mean to be a freelance developer? Employee versus freelancer what is the difference Advantages of being a freelancer Consequences Tax Regulations and restrictions: company structure (ZZP or BV?), 30% Ruling What are the most important skills a freelance developer needs? Mindset About the speaker Alex has been a freelance web developer for over a decade here in Amsterdam where he lives with his wife and young daughter. A confirmed entrepreneur, he is also the founder of web design company Uniqode, specialised in website development. He has a keen interest in practical education and personal development and supports others through it. Having worked locally in the tech economy with corporations, he has deep experience within that industry. Agenda: 18:00 - the door opens - Welcome drinks 18:30 - the presentation starts 20:30 - ? a few more drinks afterwards We organize weekly workshops/meetups - JOIN OUR FB/LinkedIn group to stay updated!

Keen Folk

Tussen de bogen 27, 1013 · Amsterdam

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Based in Amsterdam, Keen Folk is IT freelance community with 2-years history. Our mission is to bring excitement and productivity to the tech industry and make life of developers more fulfilling through the freelance lifestyle.

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