In 2002 nearly 40 thousand conventional businesses and 12 thousand part-time businesses were started in the Netherlands.
New businesses by economic activity, 2002
Part-time businesses are concentrated in the personal and corporate services sector. There are fewer of them in the construction, hotel and restaurant, and transport sectors.
Mostly management consultancy
Most of the new companies (both conventional and part-time) are active in the field of management consultancy.
Systems engineering services and advertising agencies are also popular activities, both for conventional and part-time companies. Many conventional businesses on the other hand are active in the construction sector, while this branch is hardly represented at all among part-time companies.
Most popular activities of part-time companies, 2002
Nearly one third of new part-time businesses in 2002 were active in management consultancy, beauty care, systems and program engineering, IT consultancy and advertising.
Conventional businesses started in 2002 showed a wider variety of activities: the five most popular activities of conventional businesses accounted for fewer than one a quarter of these businesses.
Most popular activities of conventional companies, 2002
Part-time beauty care
In absolute terms, more part-time than conventional businesses were started in 2002 in the fields of beauty care, pedicure and manicure. Apparently these activities can be carried out very well on a part-time basis.