The new economy: business combined with job


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More than half of the employed people in the Netherlands has the ambition to start a business complementary to a fulltime or parttime job. Research from shows this fact. Especially for younger people, under 34 year, this ambition is moving them. Higher-educated people are more likely to develop this entrepreneurial spirit than professionals with lower education. The first group is more likely to change jobs frequently and aim to build something for themselves. Also their resume shows variation which makes it unique, an asset in this time of crisis.

There also is a higher level of flexibility. The ‘portfolio man’ which is sketched in the past as a new economical model where people are not anymore caught into a cage but have several activities which they fulfill in combinations. It matches with the new ways to work, added to remote working and flexible timings.

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