The second largest island in the world is located north of Australia. It is said that the natives there started their business almost 20,000 years ago, when the first merchants exchanged volcanic glass for other goods. There has happened a lot in these 20,000 years: during this time, new kingdoms and empires were born, shining and fading as white dwarfs. Although life on Earth has changed a lot, the content of entrepreneurship has remained practically the same. One person offers a good or service, the other gives something in return that satisfies the former.
Of course, in the meantime, there have been major changes in the scale of doing business, as well as in the platforms – for example, the Industrial Revolution changed entire countries and societies. It can be argued that the ongoing digital revolution and the information age are changing lives around us in the same way. During the Industrial Revolution, manpower was exchanged for machinery in factories, and this led to development. We are currently seeing a similar trend – smart machines and technologies are replacing people. The chat robots of online stores answer the questions of visitors in trouble, you can pay for the goods in the store yourself, and it is not long before parcel robots will transport goods to people's homes not only in the centre of Tallinn, but in all Estonian cities.
All of this can seem daunting at first glance, because machines are taking away people’s work. But we do not think so. On the one hand, the development of technology may threaten our jobs, but on the other hand, it provides an opportunity to deal with things that we really care about. Statistics show that so far people have created companies to make money with their skills.
Only recently there was an article published in Ärileht that 2758 new companies were established in Estonia in September. At the end of summer, Statistics Estonia wrote about how the establishment of a company in Estonia has become very easy in 30 years, and there are now more than four times more companies in Estonia compared to year 1995.
It is clear that doing your business through a company does not guarantee success. Those who do business are aware of the dangers and the potential for failure: the market situation can change dramatically, rising inflation can eat away the value of money and raise commodity prices, not to mention the risks associated with labour and real estate. The following may be too harsh a metaphor, but entrepreneurs almost always have their necks on the line. When assessing the risks involved in setting up a business, it is quite clear that not everyone wants or can take those risks.
In order to spread the risks related to entrepreneurship, our business and work landscape has lacked an intermediate form of entrepreneurship or light form of entrepreneurship. It is not possible for an individual to issue an invoice for work, but it is too cumbersome or time-consuming for the company to draw up employment contracts with individuals. That is why job for a day is often paid in cash or off the books. This means that the company does not receive a bill of cost, no taxes are paid on wages and the employee does not have a social guarantee such as health insurance. Freelancers and workers for a day have long sought the opportunity to offer their skills and/or knowledge as an individual to a private or public company without setting up their own business.
Arveteenus.ee will help you, which allows people to submit official invoices to companies or the state and receive payment for the work done without owning the company. When doing business through us, you don't have to deal with day-to-day business operations such as accounting or filing tax returns. As a registered user of the Arveteenus, you will submit an invoice for your work for yourself.
This way you can focus on what you really want to do and what you are good at. Our experienced team takes care of all the bureaucracy, among other things, we pay labour taxes for you from the remuneration received!
Our environment is used, for example, by freelancers who regularly send invoices to their customers through Arveteenus.ee, but also by people who offer their skills to a company a few times a year.
Find out more on the website Arveteenus.ee and put your skills to earn money with honesty and without excessive paperwork! It does not cost anything to register as a user and ask for additional information.
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