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Insights of being a Freelance developer: The Pros and Cons

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Insights of being a Freelance developer: The Pros and Cons


Based on your positive feedback and requests of the ones who missed it, we are repeating this topic again in February.

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.

Please, get your free ticket 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.

18:00 - the door opens - Welcome drinks
18:30 - the presentation starts
20:30 - ? a few more drinks afterwards

About the location
rent24 creates worldwide technology hubs for entrepreneurs, founders, and innovators - where they can work, live, learn and grow together. In Amsterdam, we transformed the Bridge Building (Amsterdam West) and the third floor of the famous building Magna Plaza into a feel-good place. We offer flexible workspaces, stylish meeting and event spaces and a lounge area where our members feel right at home. An environment where our community can grow (inter)nationally along with a network of like-minded people.

We organize regular workshops/meetups - JOIN OUR FB/LinkedIn group to stay updated!
rent24 Magna Plaza
Spuistraat 139, 1012 SV · Amsterdam
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