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We’re happy to help you. Call or email us for direct contact.

Freelancers & Flex workers +31 (0)20 420 20 70 info@tentoo.nl
Employers +31 (0)20 524 60 52 klantenteam@tentoo.nl
New employer? +31 (0)20 723 09 53 sales@tentoo.nl

Payroll for start ups | Grow quickly to become a scale up!

Benefits for start ups:

  • Grow quickly with minimum risks
  • Only pay for hours worked
  • Employees can be employed more flexible for a longer period of time
  • No hassle with all the paperwork


The Netherlands has thousands of start ups. As a start up you want to grow your business quickly and become successful! In order to reach your goals, you need good staff. But you probably don’t want to lose your precious time and energy in time consuming tasks and risky obligations that are involved with employership. That is why many start ups choose payroll by Tentoo. These entrepreneurs benefit from extra freedom and flexibility and can grow their business with minimum risks.

Grow, grow, grow!

Online research shows that Dutch start ups have an average of 11.3 employees on their payroll. And they would like to hire 7.3 extra employees within the next twelve months (source: EU Startup Monitor, November 2018). Hiring employees means extra obligations and risks for your start up. Think about the salaries that have to be paid when your employee becomes sick or when your revenue starts to decline. Many start ups choose payroll in order to avoid these – and other – risks.

Start up and payroll

When you choose payroll to employ your personnel, you retain the benefits of regular employership. But you don’t have to worry about the (HR related) paperwork and you experience the advantage of extra flexibility. Let us point out all the benefits when choosing payroll:

  • You recruit and select the employees for your start up
  • You can employ your personnel more flexible and only pay for hours worked
  • Decide after 5.5 years whether you wish to offer your employee a permanent contract
  • You don’t have to take care of a salary administration
  • The wage payments are taken care of
  • The wage costs are prefinanced
  • You don’t have to worry about payslips, annual statements and remittances to the Tax and Customs Authority
  • You don’t pay wages when an employee is sick
  • No risks for paying additional taxes and termination benefits

Good employership

Flexible personnel may be very valuable for your start up. But you probably also want to work with a group of employees that you want to tie to your company. You prefer to directly hire them. And you want to be a good employer for these colleagues. Not just because you want the best for your staff, but also because you want to meet all the laws and regulations in Holland. Tentoo helps you with all the aspects of good employership. We give every startup practical HRM advice and take care of their salary administration.

For Dutch and foreign employees

Whether your start up is hiring Dutch or foreign employees, Tentoo will help you with onboarding them. When it comes to foreign employees, we also help you take care of all the paperwork so they are allowed to work in the Netherlands. Tentoo is IND referent and therefore can help you hire knowledge migrants. For more information, please read up on our online FAQ about knowledge workers migration.

Who is Tentoo?

As the first payroll company in the Netherlands, we have over 26 years of experience in taking care of salary payments and everything that goes with it. Your start up employees are in good hands. We are the legal employer of tens of thousands of employees – working for more than 11,000 companies – and we value our role as a good employer. That goes beyong paying the salaries on time. We guide your employees when they are sick and make sure they re-integrate. Our employer software is easy to use. We also have a pension scheme and offer your employees discounts of training courses on the Dutch learning platform NTI. Your employees can also benefit from discounts on several insurances via Tentoo.


Are you curious how your start up can grow with the help of payrolling? Contact us via +31 (0)20 723 09 53 or send us an e-mail via sales@tentoo.nl. You can also request a non-obligation quotation. We are happy to help you.

They took the leap...

  • ProSpex
  • SBS
  • RTL
  • Aaaaha
  • Bridge Marketing
  • ANP
  • Rebel
  • Continu
  • FunX
  • Tonys
  • Premeo
  • Models At Work
  • Streetwise
  • ID&T
  • Sanoma
  • Oddessey

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