Tag: Yktoo Solutions

My entrepreneurship ‣ The quest for work Mar 30, 2017

This post continues the series about the challenging yet rewarding entrepreneur's way, and I'd like to shed some light on my experience and learned lessons so far.

The very first question a freelancer gets is: how and where to search for work?

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My entrepreneurship ‣ The birth of Yktoo Solutions Feb 21, 2017

Following up on the "Entities vs. persons" story, let's make a step from abstract theory to a bit more practical view on entrepreneurship.

Let me start with circumstances that pushed me in this direction. In 2016, in the course of yet another reorganisation at ING Bank, which was my employer back then, I was given a choice: keep earning money for someone else—or embark on an adventurous freelance journey.

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My entrepreneurship ‣ Entities and persons Feb 20, 2017

In my previous post I briefly listed pros and cons of being an entrepreneur. The next logical question is—what does it actually mean, to be an entrepreneur?

To properly answer this seemingly simple question one needs to take a deep dive into the swamp of Dutch laws, regulations, stipulations, and definitions.

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My entrepreneurship ‣ Pros and cons Feb 19, 2017

As a follow-up to the post about my professional anniversary and to fulfill my promise I'd like to elaborate on my reasons and the path of becoming an entrepreneur. The story is going to be quite long so I'll split it up.

In fact the very idea of freelancing wasn't new at all. Many of my expat friends living in Holland have been doing that for years. That mainly concerns IT specialists as they arguably represent the majority of those who came here from the ex-USSR.

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So long two thousand sixteen Dec 31, 2016

The turbulent two thousand sixteen has come to an end. The year that has brought so much grief to our world. The year in which Sun Caged and Stream of Passion ceased to exist. I'm inclined to think it's good that it's over.

Happy 2017 to all the readers of this blog! I wish you lots of optimism, persistence and luck!

Following the tradition I'd like to look back on the last year—which has been quite positive on my part. So, in 2016 I managed to:

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