The way working life functions is changing rapidly. Traditional wage work and entrepreneurship need alternatives that are accommodating, flexible and encourage experimentation. In the modern job market, people may juggle several different work roles all at once.
Light entrepreneurship or self-employment through an invoicing service is an alternative to entrepreneurship or wage work. As the way we understand work is changing and working life itself is becoming more fragmented, light entrepreneurship offers a simple way for self-employment and inspires people to both looks for new possibilities and try out new things and ideas.
Light entrepreneurship raises employment rates and decreases the amount of underground economy, as invoicing services offer an easy way of dealing with all the obligatory legal requirements of employment for both the employer and the employee. Light entrepreneurship also offers an easier way for private households to have work done, as the legal requirements of the employer are handled by the invoicing service.
Light entrepreneurship also offers a safe passage to entrepreneurship for many. It offers the individual an opportunity to test out their business idea and promote their skill set before actually setting up a new business venture. Approximately one in ten new businesses founded in 2017 have their roots in light entrepreneurship.
Light entrepreneurship offers a chance for employment in the circumstances when a full-time job is not an option. It offers an easier route for work to those unable to work full time, enabling e.g. students, the retired and other workers to work at times best suitable for them. Light entrepreneurship also makes it easier to balance out one’s business and personal lives.
In the new job market the traditional boundaries of working life are easily crossed and flexible. New work opportunities arise when people are unafraid to try out new things and also sometimes fail. Without experimentation, there is no possibility for new solutions and innovations to be born.