Increase freelancer productivity

How companies can help increase freelancer productivity

Even if you’re self-employed, there are numerous steps your clients can take that will help increase freelancer productivity. Companies often use freelancers as strategic assets to support their existing processes and staff, with an additional specialist skill set. However, businesses operate in different ways, and some common practices or oversights can easily sap a freelancer’s…

4 top tips for increasing freelancer productivity

There are many ways you can increase your freelancer productivity and your operational efficiency with it. When you’re working solo, the phrase “time is money” really rings true. After all, the buck stops with you. If you’re able to make yourself more productive, you can increase your overall profitability without putting in extra hours. We’ve prepared this…

Are the costs of freelancing about to rise?

The costs of freelancing are set to rise in the immediate future. This is according to 92% of freelancers surveyed by The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE). It was the headline statistic from their Freelancer Confidence Index, which sampled a large group of UK-based freelancers in May and June 2017 Speculating on the causes…

HMRC delays Making Tax Digital

HMRC’s implementation of the Making Tax Digital initiative has received much criticism from Government officials and the self-employed. The initiative was due to go live from April 2018. However, extensive concerned feedback from both self-employed workers and Government officials has pushed back its launch. What is the new implementation schedule? From 2019, only businesses generating…

Do creative freelancers need more Government protection?

An influential report from the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) – which surveyed 700 creative freelancers – has recommended the government do more to offer them protection. The creative industries are the fastest growing sector of the economy. And, with 47% of the people in these industries being freelance, it’s clear to see that the government…

4 common accounting errors small businesses should avoid

Starting out as a small business owner is hard enough without the worry of rectifying accounting errors. That’s why we’ve prepared this handy list of four common accounting errors to avoid: 1. Confusing cash-flow and profit Mixing these up can jeopardise the development of your business by leaving you unexpectedly short of cash. Cash-flow covers both your incomings and outgoings (overheads, supplier…

What is tax investigation insurance?

Tax investigation insurance protects your business from the costs of a tax investigation. It is one of many means small business owners, contractors, freelancers and landlords should be considering to maintain financial stability. However, it is also an additional expenditure that you will need to assimilate into your overall cash flow. So you need to make sure the outlay will be worth it. What…

3 financial tips for becoming an international freelancer

Becoming an international freelancer is an effective means of diversifying your operations. In today’s digital world, working across borders is easier than ever. Your client can benefit from your specific expertise or local connections, while you can make your services available to a whole new market. But, snapping out of the status quo and setting yourself up…

Holidays for freelancers: Preparing yourself and your finances

Taking holidays for freelancers can be a complex yet rewarding experience. Everyone needs a break every now and again. But, when you’re running your own business, taking a holiday requires additional planning and a healthy attitude towards downtime. Here, we’ll take a look at why holidays are so important for freelancers. And, tell you how to…