Starterscafé | Salary, payroll service or invoice

Tuesday 25 October 2022, 19:00 - 22:00 hrs.
AHK Culture Club
Kattenburgerstraat 5
1018 JA Amsterdam

Learn smart and effective ways to run your business at the AHK Start-Up Café. Get the basics sorted so you can focus on what you really want to be doing: being creative! 

First grab a drink and get to know the current and former students from a wide range of fields. After that, your inspiring trainer will teach you all the ins and outs of running a business. If you want to join us, go to 

What you’ll get from this session
What’s the best way of receiving payment for your work? Do you want to be an employee or a freelancer, or would you rather have a payroll company take care of everything? This evening you’ll find out all the pros and cons of each option, and by the end you’ll have a clear idea of what’s best for your situation. You’ll also receive a clear step-by-step plan on the best approach for you. 

About and Ezra Bredius and Rutger Gernandt 
This evening’s experts are Rutger Gernandt and Ezra Bredius.  

Rutger Gernandt is the business director at De Warme Winkel theatre company, having previously held the same position at Ulrike Quade Company. He is also a board member at several organisations including Sociaal Fonds Podiumkunsten, the social fund for the performing arts. Rutger studied drumming at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague followed by business administration; he enjoys bringing art and business affairs closer together. 
Ezra Bredius is the assistant business director at De Warme Winkel theatre company, and business director at 't Barre Land theatre company. She also operates independently and through the Janivo Fund, mentoring young practitioners through their artistic and business development.  

Interested in more? Check out our other workshops from THEME TAG B – Making a good start: ‘Getting a grip on your taxes’, ‘Taking control of your accounts’, ‘Setting a fair rate’, ‘How to frame a good contract’ and ‘Risks faced by freelancers’. 

Evening program 
A warm welcome 
Meet fellow students and grow your network.  

Tips & tricks  
The teacher will tell you everything you need to know when starting up, opening the doors to a new world. We provide the pen and paper, so you can note down all the tips and tricks.  

Get to work 
Roll up your sleeves, because we’re going put what you’ve learned into practice right away. Sometimes the teacher will ask you to work with a specific case study, but usually you’ll be applying it to your own situation.  

Chill and chat 
The bar is open! You’re welcome to stay and connect with fellow students or put questions to your teacher.  

Who it’s for
The Starterscafé is aimed at current and former AHK students.


  • Free for current students and recent graduates (from 2019 onwards).  
  • € 12.50 for AHK alumni who graduated before 2019.  
  • € 15.00 for non-AHK participants.  

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