Starterscafé | Taking control of your accounts

Tuesday 08 November 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
Time to dust off your old calculator and get ready to dive into your bookkeeping. Where should you start? How do you build a stable foundation? How do you deal with invoicing, costs and depreciation? What do you do with receipts and cash payments? How do you make sense of an annual balance sheet and an income statement? Join us to gain valuable insights into your own figures and learn the language your accountant speaks. 

About Richard van Os
This evening’s expert is Richard van Os, an administrator and business economics teacher. He’d love to help you along your path to doing your own accounts. Richard is familiar with the issues facing creative entrepreneurs and will understand your sticking points and questions. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: before attending thias evening, please ensure you have watched the free Creative Accounting series. This session develops on information provided by this series, so you will not be able to participate without watching it first. 

Interested in more? Check out our other workshops from THEME TAG B – Making a good start: ‘Salary, payroll service or invoice’, ‘Getting a grip on your taxes’, ‘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.  

Register now!

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