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What is a business coach, and do you really need one?

It seems as though everyone is a coach these days. The International Coaching Federations boasts now over 30,000 members, a huge jump from just 13,...

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Changing your surname after marriage; time to rebrand or a bad idea?

The majority of women (59%) still take their husbands’ name after marriage, compared to 1% of men, according to a YouGov survey (unfortunately no d...

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Protect your Instagram! And other freelance news

HMRC waives fines as 120,000 self-employed workers miss digital tax deadline  Around 120,000 self-employed people have failed to meet the first dea...

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A Treatise on Tote Bags

When I’m not feeling weighed down from the mental load of multiple jobs, unpaid bills and loud neighbours, I like to indulge in frenzied, maniacal ...

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Does your background affect your freelance career?

There have been numerous studies on the effects of a person’s upbringing – class, education, privilege – on career success, with many reports drawi...

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The Real Joys of being a Virtual Assistant

The world of work is changing. How businesses run, where they operate from and how individuals work is shifting as technology creates more options ...

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Freelance organisations challenge the government and nearly 1 million workers are now on zero-hour contracts

Freelance organisations demand halt to private sector legislation Eleven groups representing UK contractors and freelancers have come together and ...

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Autism and the Freedom of Freelancing

An article published on 7th May this year caught the attention of a lot of people. Titled “Offices can be Hell for people whose brains work differe...

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What’s so great about the Fringe?

It wasn’t until I left Devon’s hedgerows that I discovered theatre in a ‘cultural’ capacity. Sure, the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple offered a vari...

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Foley Artist: What really goes on behind the scenes in your favourite films

Foley Artists work in soundproofed studios with different surfaces laid out, such as concrete, floorboards, sand and gravel, and are full of variou...

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Half of the UK’s freelancers have not been paid for work & gig workers receive holiday pay

Half of UK freelancers have not been paid for work  A study by Yuno Juno found more than half (55 per cent) of freelancers have done work they have...

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Finding A Home In The Arts

Last week, a colleague relayed to me their experience of being wrongfully accused of fraud after an errant payment was mistakenly sent to their acc...

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The Gig Economy And Ex-Offenders

It is notoriously difficult for former convicts to find work, and we want to start the discussion around whether the “clean slate” aspe...

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5 Tips For When You’re Stuck In A Rut

We’ve all been there. You wake up in the morning and just feel generally flat. The days merge into one and even the simplest tasks are an effort. Y...

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A Lady In London: How I Made A Business Out Of Travel Writing

Travel writing is one of the most glamorous types of writing, and for good reason. Getting flown all over the world to stay in incredible hotels an...

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HMRC glitch, afraid of getting ill, and other stories

‘Fiasco’: HMRC glitch means self-employed could face an unexpectedly large tax bill in January There has been a “glitch” in HMRC’S tax ...

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The Winding Path: how the route from art school can lead to some unexpected places

Long before the idea of freelancing became common parlance, the lives and careers of artists have offered a window into what it’s like to forge a s...

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Eating Intuitively

We grew up with the concept of ‘3 meals a day’ engrained into us. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were compulsory. Then all these new concepts started ...

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Instagram Is Introducing Invisible Likes

The only way social media should affect your mental health is for the better. It should absolutely never, ever be a platform that makes you feel ba...

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Circling journalism

I’ve not always been sure of what I wanted to be. I knew I was a writer, but there are many ways to be a writer, and all of them interested me. I d...

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