• startup

    Startup Weekend Derby

    After months of organisation our own Andy Stannard, a Senior Developer here at inni, co-hosted Derby’s first Startup Weekend. Startup Weekend is a worldwide movement that brings together entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup experts to build creative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems – all in one exhilarating weekend. Here’s what the man of the hour had to say about the experience.

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    inniApprenticeships: Ben’s story

    Apprenticeships are a great way for younger students to gain practical experience in their intended field. This week marks the 10th National Apprenticeship Week – to celebrate, we’ve taken a look at the experiences and successes of our own apprenticeships.

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    Mindfulness, wellbeing and self-employment

    You might have heard of mindfulness as the latest workplace craze. Huge conglomerates, such as Google, have embraced mindfulness strategies in the hopes of reducing stress and improving employee wellbeing. But is mindfulness just another fad for permanent employees? Or, something that could support those of us who are self-employed?

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    3 top tips for establishing mindfulness

    In our last article, we introduced the concept of mindfulness and the role it could play in the wellbeing, productivity and creativity of independent professionals. Now you’re hopefully interested in practising mindfulness. Maybe you want to reduce your stress levels, be rid of anxiety, bring back your creativity or just take more time to appreciate […]

  • Managing overseas clients

    Managing overseas clients with inniAccounts

    When it comes to working with customers based overseas, inniAccounts can provide you will all the support you need. With our software makes managing overseas clients, recording foreign expenses and Bookkeeping or Invoicing in non-sterling currencies is easier than ever. We’ll even take care of the exchange rates for you.

  • mindfulness

    Build resilience and ease “brex-stress” with mindfulness

    The dominant fallout following Brexit is fear of employment change and with that, skyrocketing stress. With companies hesitant to extend contracts and looking to rein in costs, independent contractors and other self-employed professionals are left wondering how they will survive. In this guest post, bestselling author Laurie Seymour shares her tips on building personal resilience in times of change.

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    Consultants thriving in uncertain times

    Over the course of our ‘thriving in uncertain times’ series, we’ve speculated that the EU referendum could bring new opportunities and developments. In times of uncertainty, many larger businesses turn to independent professionals over full time employees. This appears to be the case for UK consultants following the EU referendum, who are now seeing a boost in the consultancy market.

  • inniAccounts queen's award

    A presentation fit for the Queen

    After a royal reception in July, on the 17th of August inniAccounts were officially presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation. Take a peek at our ceremony and find out who visited us in our Derby headquarters. 

  • war chest

    How to build your contractor war chest

    As an independent professional, at some point or another, you will likely find yourself between contracts. To manage these occasional slow downs as well as any necessary large scale purchases, holiday time and sickness – you need to build and strengthen your war chest.

  • becoming your own boss

    Redundancy to contracting: becoming your own boss

    At some point in our working lives, many of us will worry about the prospect of redundancy. Being made redundant doesn’t necessarily mean the end of your career. Instead, it could lead to new and rewarding opportunities. We pose five top questions that we think anyone considering contracting after redundancy should ask themselves.