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How healthy are your freelance business finances?

Working as a freelancer in the creative industry is highly rewarding, but it can also be a daunting process to keep on top of your finances being out on your own. There’s lots to think about including whether the rules of operating as a sole...

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Workshop

What are the tax implications of freelancing on the side?

Lots of people feel nervous about taking the leap into self-employment - that’s why they often start out by doing some freelance work around their permanent job. Going freelance on the side whilst you’re still in a permanent job gives...

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Workshop

Webinar: Getting Started as a Freelancer

Don’t miss out! Book your place for our freelance webinar. Everyone wants to get paid for doing what they love, but sometimes, taking the plunge and going self-employed can feel risky or daunting. It doesn’t have to be, though. On Wednesday...

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Leaders

Three reasons why freelancers love coffee

Freelancers have to endure a lot of unfair stereotypes - being perennial layabouts and not being good enough for a “real” job (whatever that is) are particularly galling examples. But one stereotype it seems freelancers definitely do have...

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Workshop

How to Survive the January Self Assessment Rush

Everyone knows that preparing and filing your annual Self Assessment return is stressful. Between grappling with HMRC’s rules, putting together your evidence of income and allowances and racing against the 31st January deadline, it can feel like an...

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Workshop

What are the best portfolio sites for freelance writers?

As a freelance writer, you’ll probably know the feeling: you’ll find yourself writing a brilliant piece of copy that can offer future clients an informed steer on your talents – but you’ve got nowhere to save it. What to do? You can’t just...

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Connect: London 2018 - what a week!

Creativepool held its annual Connect: London festival at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery last week with two days of inspiring talks, workshops and networking events for the creative industry. The packed programme saw the action take place across...

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Leaders

Fancy winning an Amazon Echo?

We’re currently running a competition for one lucky person to win an Amazon Echo. To be in with a chance of getting your hands on this fantastic prize, simply click visit our site and follow the instructions. Good luck! Terms and conditions apply.

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Industry

We’re exhibiting at Connect: London

So - how are your business finances? Do you know how you’re going to make an even greater success of them? Could you be paying less in tax? And what about those bits you just wish someone else could take care of, so you could get back to doing what...

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Workshop

Three reasons to file your Self Assessment early

No-one really enjoys filing their Self Assessment. It’s that unwanted chore that you put off until the last minute, before flying into a mad January panic when you realise time’s almost up. It might not surprise you to know that, historically,...

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Workshop

Self Assessment webinar

New webinar: The what, when and why of Self Assessment 18th October @ 10 am Filing your Self Assessment is the dirty laundry of the small business world - you know it needs doing, but you put it off again and again until you no longer have a...

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Connect: London 2018; sessions and speakers announced

This November, we’re pulling the creative, production, technology and digital communities from across the UK together to connect you to partners, potential clients, collaborators and peers, giving you the opportunity to meet people crucial to...