Member Spotlight: Annebet van Mameren

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Annebet van Mameren. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) Hello! My name is Annebet van Mameren. I am an education consultant from the Netherlands. I run New2nl, a network that brings together expert service providers for international families in the Netherlands. I am Dutch,...
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Is the Popularity of Paracetamol in the Netherlands a Myth?

Earlier this month, figures from the European Union showed that what many Americans in the Netherlands think about Dutch doctors is true – they do prescribe fewer antibiotics than in any other OECD member country. The report, entitled Health at a Glance, shows that just 10.7 people in 1,000 are prescribed antibiotics in the Netherlands at any one time. This is around half the OECD rate of 20.6 and well below league leader Greece, on 36. The report also shows Netherlands has spent less on m...
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Member Spotlight: Koen Gijzel

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Koen Gijzel. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) My name is Koen Gijzel and I am the founder of Koentact Dutch Language School. I studied French and Dutch linguistics in Amsterdam and Paris, and started Koentact in 2009. I was born in Utrecht and I have been living in Amster...
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Member Spotlight: Tiffany Coleman

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Tiffany Coleman. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) I am a Seattle native who went to Washington State University, double majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship and double minoring in Hospitality Business Management and Comparative Ethnic Studies. While studying at Washin...
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Business Owners Beware: the UBO Register is Coming

In this short article, Adam Kiolle provides an update on the introduction of a new register listing the identity of the ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) of businesses and legal entities registered in the Netherlands. At present the Dutch commercial register (handelsregister) does not list information on who owns or ultimately controls Dutch legal entities (except for in the case of sole traders (eenmanszaken) and companies (BVs and NVs) with a sole shareholder), however this is soon going to c...
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Member Spotlight: Rob Lacroix

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Rob Lacroix. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) I am Rob, born and raised in Amsterdam. And after living for a about a decade in Amstelveen, now living in and working from Almere, which is about a 21 minute commute by train from Amsterdam. Worked in marketing and sales for...
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Member Spotlight: Stephanie Ward

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Stephanie Ward. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) I’m an Okie (that’s someone from Oklahoma) who has lived in the Netherlands since 1999. Moved here for a Dutch guy and we’re still together and happier than ever. I love nature, water (looking at it and swimming in it) a...
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Engage Your Audience from the Stage

By: Sangbreeta Moitra, www.sangbreetamoitra.com “Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”― Friedrich Nietzsche Last week, I was talking to a friend in business development who has to give a high-stakes talk at a conference. He said, “Of late, my audience is just off. They don’t respond to my one-liners or humour. Fingers crossed for a better audience next time!” I’ve had that in the past too. A talk or presentation that was prepared for hours, with the perfect amount of witty humour, stor...
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Starting a Business in the Netherlands?

Avoid these simple mistakes to ensure that doing business is enjoyable and not a headache! By: Adam Kiolle , Blenheim Attorneys As a legal advisor to small and medium businesses in the Netherlands, I help my clients through some of the most exciting and some of the most frustrating parts of doing business. In this blog, I share three simple tips to help you avoid some of the most common problems that I come across in my practice. Doing business can be one of the most rewarding things ther...
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Member Spotlight: Noa Rawlinson

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Noa Rawlinson. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   Who are you? My name is Noa Rawlinson, I am a Dutchie and naturalized U.S. citizen who lived in the United States for close to ten years. I am a Certified Public Account, registered and licensed in the State of Florida. This is the State in which I spent most o...
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