Light entrepreneurship doesn’t have a precise definition, so it can mean slightly different things in different services. For us it means that you can try out your business idea risk-free without having to start your own business, worry about the financial risks related to entrepreneurship, or bureaucracy.
This means that you get to enjoy all the freedom of entrepreneurship, be your own boss, work just as much as suits you best, and set your own schedules. As a light entrepreneur, you can also compete for commissions and receive a better compensation than you would as an employee.
However, even light entrepreneurs have some responsibilities, because the authorities see them as entrepreneurs. For example, a light entrepreneur has to pay taxes, needs a business ID, and must pay health insurance contributions. In addition, a light entrepreneur needs a solution for invoicing and possibly for debt collection if there are issues with payments.
That’s where we come in! We’ll take care of all this for you: we can handle all the official bureaucracy and any related payments, the business ID, and naturally all your invoicing, possible debt collection needs, and wages paid directly onto your bank account. Our service also includes accident insurance and help in setting up your business.
Our service fee is invoice-specific, which means you can do just as much work as you want without having to worry about running costs.
If you’re an adult and you want to try entrepreneurship without risk, be your own boss, and get more flexibility in your life without worrying about applications and paperwork, light entrepreneurship is for you. As a light entrepreneur, you can also compete for commissions and receive a better compensation than you would as an employee.
Authorities see light entrepreneurs as entrepreneurs even though you receive your payments as wages on your bank account. As a light entrepreneur, you are your own boss, and you can also compete for commissions and receive a better compensation than you would as an employee. Entrepreneurship gives you a lot of freedom, as you get to choose how much work you want to do and set your own schedules.
On the other hand, entrepreneurship also brings with it some responsibilities. In a traditional employment relationship, the employer takes care of the official payments, but entrepreneurs must handle these on their own. As a light entrepreneur, you can easily manage them through the Laskutan.com service.
It’s great that you’re considering your choices! There isn’t one correct answer to this question. The profitability of a business depends on many things, such as turnover and the amount of fixed and variable costs. There can be a lot of costs involved, for example, in outsourcing administrative tasks.
If you work part-time or do individual gigs, light entrepreneurship is probably the best choice. Our service fee is always paid separately for each transaction, which means there are no running monthly fees, which you would have as a private trader. When starting a company, there’s always more bureaucracy and financial risk involved.
If you’re considering becoming a full-time entrepreneur, it might be a good idea to start out as a light entrepreneur to test your business idea risk-free. Once your business is properly up and running and you have found enough customers, you can easily switch to working as a private trader any time. There’s no need to cancel your light entrepreneurship, because there are no regular payments or obligations.
Yes, you can work in as many industries as you want and invoice all of them through our service.
Absolutely! It’s all free of risk and bureaucracy. You can focus on what you do best and serving your customers. We take care of the rest.
In the Laskutan.com service, you can invoice your work in the same way as any entrepreneur. However, you don’t need to take care of any of the bureaucracy or paperwork of an entrepreneur – we’ll pay you wages directly onto your bank account. There’s no commitment or running costs, as we always handle invoicing as individual sales transactions. There are no hidden costs or registration fees.
This means that when you use our service, you can simply agree on the sale of a product/service or agree on doing a gig for your customer and then invoice through us with no need for either you or your customer to worry about official matters or authority fees. We’ll pay your wages directly onto your bank account.
Our service fee is always invoice-specific instead of, for example, a monthly subscription, which means you can do just as much or as little work as you want without having to worry about running costs.
You can have a look around the invoicing service beforehand and see for yourself how easy it is to use. Having a look won’t cost you anything and there’s no commitment.
I’m glad you asked! It’s easy.
It’s completely free and there’s no commitment. You can have a look around the invoicing service beforehand and see for yourself how easy it is to use.
We’re in the process of creating a Job Market, where both light entrepreneurs and our customer companies can introduce themselves. You can use the Job Market to advertise yourself and to search for jobs or people to do jobs. Stay tuned, more on that later!
For people in the construction industry, our service also includes a mass marketing letter to which you can add your job ad. The marketing letter is sent to about 2,000 construction site supervisors each month.
Yes, you can. You can even continue using the same marketing name. However, we recommend informing your customers of your transition into light entrepreneurship and your plans to invoice through the Laskutan.com service. Your invoices would look a bit different after the change, and the business ID in them would also be our business ID instead of the one you used for your company.
I’m glad you asked! Everything is secure. We use a closed-source server, which keeps all your data safe.
When determining the pricing of your services, you should remember that you won’t receive the total invoiced amount to yourself, because some fees will be deducted from it.
When you use the Laskutan.com service, we take care of the official payments related to payroll, such as taxes and the health insurance contribution, as well as our own service fee. The YEL insurance payment is the only thing you need to take care of yourself when you work as a light entrepreneur through our service.
You can use the income calculator on the home page if you want to estimate a suitable amount to invoice. The calculator shows how much money you will get after the taxes, the health insurance contribution and our service fee (5%) have been deducted. Please note that the starting amount entered into the calculator is without VAT, which means it’s not the total amount that your customer will pay. The customer will also need to pay value added tax (VAT), which is usually 24%.
All of this is taken into account in the invoicing system. We’ll help you choose the correct VAT rate and calculate the correct sum for you.
Feel free to get to know the system before making your decision to become a light entrepreneur.
The minimum invoicing amount is €1,200. If you need to send a lot of small invoices, we can agree on a practice where we bundle several invoices into one (however min. €1,200) and pay your wages for all of them at the same time. This way you can invoice your customers immediately after finishing the work, but we’ll pay your wages once the minimum invoicing amount has been met.
No, you don’t. You can send invoices to your customers through Laskutan.com whenever it suits you best.
Yes, they can.
Agency contract work can’t be invoiced through Laskutan.com. The Tax Administration has ruled that agency contract work constitutes an employment relationship between the worker and the contracting party, and the invoicing service can’t be used to invoice for work done under an employment relationship.
Yes, you can invoice customers abroad. However, when you do this, make sure you choose the correct VAT rate.
Our customer service can provide you with a document that’s similar to a certificate, indicating that you’ve worked as a light entrepreneur through our service. If you need a personal reference, you should ask your customer for it, as you’re in a commission relationship with them.
You can use an assistant, but they must also register for the Laskutan.com service as a light entrepreneur. Together, you can form a working group and the Laskutan.com accounting team can arrange for you to invoice your customer jointly. The payroll of the working group can be arranged according to a division agreed on beforehand.
You need to be 18 years old to use the service.