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Expand your network: membership benefit opportunity

by Charlene Lambert Connecting to & with local entrepreneurs WBII is working hand in hand with the MKB (Dutch Small and Medium sized Business Association) to bring the international and Dutch communities more closely in contact with each other.   We are looking to organize several small get-togethers (networking opportunities) where 12 -15 members of the […]

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Networking Review: Pensions for ZZP-ers

by Nancy Mayer According to Eelco Zweerts de Jong, from ZJHT, Zweerts de Jong & Heerkens Thijssen, Meesters in Verzekeringen, our speaker on June 22nd, we should all be thinking about our pension plan. As ZZP-ers, or sole entrepeneurs, we can’t count on an employer to set up a pension fund for us, so we […]

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WBII Highlights of June Board Meeting

WBII Meeting Notes Executive Board Meeting June 7, 2017 In attendance: Julie, Sophie, Nira, Lucy, Charlene, and Liliana The Floor is Yours – name for new segment of the Networking Event where a member can pose a question or problem and get feedback from the audience. It will last a maximum of 15 minutes. Questions […]

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There is no ‘ICK’ in Sales

WBII Networking Event Summary by Colleen Reichrath-Smith According to, Allison Hamilton Rohe of Daily Outfit, sales doesn’t have to be an ‘icky’ part of being an entrepreneur. At the WBII Networking evening on May 18, 2017, she provided practical insights into what sales actually is and how to go about the sales process. Allison explained […]

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EnergyParty for expats in The Hague

by Katharina Andrés Have you ever thought about making your home more energy-efficient or generating your own green energy? Then you probably know the feeling of being overwhelmed by all the different options and possibilities. What is the best choice for your home? A heat pump, solar panels or do you need better insulation first? How […]

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Vacancy: WBII Fair Coordinator

Could you be the next Fair Coordinator for the WBII? What we are looking for: We are looking for one of our members to manage WBII attendance at various Fairs throughout the year. The role will involve working closely with the office manager, and liaising with WBII members. We are looking for someone who has: […]

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Vacancy: Executive Board Member Finance

Executive Board: Finance Position Are you the next WBII treasurer? This is a crucial role focused on the structure and running of the WBII’s finances and operations. The WBII Board: The Executive Board consists of committed members, each taking specific responsibilities to support the WBII. The Board members are all volunteers, dedicating an average of […]

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Vacancies: Executive Board Member Communications

Executive Board: Branding and Communications Position Managing internal communications, designing and implementing strategy and maintaining brand marketing for the Women’s’ Business Initiative The WBII Board: The Executive Board consists of committed members, each taking specific responsibilities to support the WBII. The Board members are all volunteers, dedicating an average of 5 hours per week to […]

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‘Selfieshoot’ afternoon

Hosted by Martine Sollie of De Fotograficus  On the 8th of July Martine is organising a ‘Selfieshoot‘ afternoon. All in the name of self-love, it’s a present for yourself! It will be a sociable afternoon completer with styling- and color-advice, make-up, some bites and drinks and of course a beautiful photograph made by her! Grant yourself some […]

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A Collaborative Style Event

Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered. On June 10th three WBII members, bringing their own individual skills and businesses together will offer a Style Event for you, to shine. At the event, you will get to know more about your personal colours, your bodyshape and why it is important to know this […]

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WBII Highlights of May Executive Board Meeting

Some Highlights of the April Board meeting include: AGM This month’s board meeting agenda was packed as usual, and the discussion kicked off with a review of the annual AGM which was held in April. We truly value the feedback and open discussion with our members and are now actively working on implementing the suggestions […]

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