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How To Stay Motivated As A Contractor Or Freelancer

Many contractors and freelancers say that one of the best parts of working for themselves is not having to deal with a line manager breathing down their necks. However, the gaze of a manager can have one major advantage: it is a great way to focus...

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Should I Switch from Umbrella to Limited?

One of the most common concerns when it comes to self-employment is which way of working is best for you. Most people are quick to grasp the concept of being a sole trader, but there are two other options that may need a little more explaining. These...

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Advantages of Becoming Self-Employed

Many people dream of starting their own business, or simply of being their own boss, but for many, it tends to remain just that: a dream. Maybe it’s because making a big life change is hard, or they don’t feel equipped to deal with the challenges...

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Top 10 smartphone apps for contractors and freelancers

A list of the best apps to boost your contracting and freelancing career. We live in the age of the smartphone, and this is just as true for contractors as it is for anyone else. A lot of people can feel a bit nervous of the many functions, but the...

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A guide to some of the specific terms used in contracting

If you’re new to the world of self-employment, then some of the words and acronyms you are suddenly seeing may be confusing. It’s easy to get intimidated, but all occupations have their own particular technical terms. If you get stuck, all you...

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Why is self-employment so popular with women?

In recent years, the UK has seen an explosion in the popularity of freelancing as an alternative to traditional employed positions. In fact, figures from The Economist suggest that there are now 700,000 more self-employed people in the country than...