The space you work in can have a massive impact on the quality of work you produce. Chances are, if you’re self employed, you have a home office. Today we’re looking at the best tech and gadgets on the market that will help you work more productively, more happily and more geekily!
Flexitime is all the rage, but when you’re a one-person or few-person team, how do you break the shackles of the 9 – 5 and create a working schedule that’s better suited to your lifestyle?
Travel expenses for contractors, it’s not as simple as A to B. There are rules to follow and in this blog we’ll tell you what you can claim and what you can’t claim. As well as the 24 month rule and 40% rule which can often catch you out. Here’s what you need to know.
Should I go freelance? It’s a question so many of us ask ourselves, especially when we’re feeling undervalued at our full time jobs. It’s hard to know if you’ll be well suited to freelancing, but we’ve developed a quiz that’ll hopefully help you decide.
Communication is the cornerstone of all great business relationships. However, communication as a skill has become increasingly difficult to master in the digital age. In this blog, we’re going to clue you in on 7 simple email writing hacks that can help you become a more effective communicator.
Occasionally HMRC have been recognised for their less than cooperative ways, perhaps reminding us of someone who’s stuck in their ways and unpleasantly forceful? Well they’re at it again and their toddler-tantrum demands are going to affect you, so listen up…
Today’s blog is going to be focussed on visual presentation skills. Good public speaking skills are important if you plan to present in-person, but if you’re developing a visual or written aid to go along with your presentation there are a whole range of other considerations for you to make.
So you’re due to give a presentation, and even the most seasoned presenter will tell you, preparation is key. But in this blog we explore the public speaking tips and tricks from the pros that really work. Practicing these could help to boost your career.
Today (8th March 2017) Philip Hammond announced the Spring Budget at the House of Commons. This year’s Brexit-conscious budget will have a significant impact for SMEs, contractors, freelancers and the self-employed. In this blog we’ll be taking a closer look at 7 key points that your business needs to prepare for.
For most contractors, the VAT Flat Rate Scheme will be increasing to 16.5%. You need to consider de-registering from the VAT Flat Rate Scheme at the right time to minimise your losses, read on to find out how.