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…

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…

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…

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…

Is plummeting business confidence good news for freelancers and contractors?

Business confidence determines whether businesses will be willing to invest in new full-time staff to augment their current system or branch out through new, untested initiatives. Unfortunately, the signs aren’t looking all that good for business confidence in the UK right now. But, could this present a handy opportunity for freelancers and contractors? Read on…