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Re: Another self employed question!

Would leasing a vehicle as a company car do the trick?

Is the word massage getting in the way I wonder?
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Old 23.10.2014, 21:51
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Would leasing a vehicle as a company car do the trick?

Is the word massage getting in the way I wonder?
I don't think 'massage ' is the problem. The people who work in those offices are very 'SWISS' & complicated. I guess the OP can go back once a significant amount of work has been done if they can be bothered. It's about 3500 CHF when AHV/AVS needs (should) be paid. In the circumstances I don't think I would bother. Just keep the 2 refusal letters.
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Re: Another self employed question!

Reviving an old thread.

basically i did not understand what it means by self employed and why the authorities make it so tough to recognise somebody as self employed.

what are the apparent benefits of being self employed? i have always been in full time employment, so never knew what it could be being self employed.

can somebody please explain the benefits of being self employed compared to being in full time employment working for a company?

the only thing that comes to my mind is probably being self employed allows a lot of freedom that you don't have to work everyday and can choose to lead a better quality life. is that all? or am i missing the point completely?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Re: Another self employed question!

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Reviving an old thread.

basically i did not understand what it means by self employed and why the authorities make it so tough to recognise somebody as self employed.

what are the apparent benefits of being self employed? i have always been in full time employment, so never knew what it could be being self employed.

can somebody please explain the benefits of being self employed compared to being in full time employment working for a company?

the only thing that comes to my mind is probably being self employed allows a lot of freedom that you don't have to work everyday and can choose to lead a better quality life. is that all? or am i missing the point completely?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

cheers
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Many people in Europe, including Switzerland, become self-employed because they cannot find full-time work as an employee. According to this chart, only 5.2% of those founding companies in Switzerland did so because they identified a market-opportunity, while the rest, according to the headline, did so because they couldn't find an alternative source of income:

https://d28wbuch0jlv7v.cloudfront.ne...ruendung_n.jpg

This article mentions that unemployed persons over 50 often flee into (breadless) self-employment:

http://www.nzz.ch/nzzas/nzz-am-sonnt...job-1.18104151
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Old 20.08.2016, 10:51
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Re: Another self employed question!

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That was my thought too.
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Re: Another self employed question!

I would caution you about one thing, however. If your reason for starting a business is to have a more relaxed lifestyle, then think again. More flexible, yes. But keep in mind that it's up to you how much business you will attract - and every hour you spend on marketing and networking is one less hour you spend actually doing whatever it is you do to earn money. It's worth it in the end and absolutely necessary but the business won't run itself.

And I agree that many people start a business because they are regarded as "too old" to be hired. That was my experience, certainly. I was over 50 when I had to look for a new job, as the project funding for my position ended. And there is almost nothing out there for folks over 50. I would even say people over 40 have a really difficult time in some industries. You are simply not considered as a potential employee.

I was lucky enough to be able to keep doing my previous work by starting a small business and having former co-workers come to me as clients. And I have to say that I had no trouble at all starting the business. Perhaps it is only if you are certain industries? Maybe finance or transportation? I found it to be a surprisingly easy process.
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