It’s easy to get engrossed in building the business by chasing contracts or leads, looking after existing customers and keeping on top of cash flow, but have you looked at ways to work smarter and make money by saving money? We’ve all done it, as contractors and freelancers we are so busy doing business we […]
Here’s the concluding part of our ten point guide on surviving the credit crunch. If you missed part one, click here to catch up .
Network like crazy
Strive to build a network with everything you do. Over the years you’ll meet so many people and each one is a prospective future client or has a link to one. Keep a list and if you’ve not spoken for a while give them a call to catch up – you never know where the conversation may go.
With global economies spiraling out of control, stock market volatility, banks going bust and talk of imminent recession, businesses and individuals are justifiably a little worried.
Whether you’re a contractor, freelancer or consultant you are perhaps a little more worried than most as you are more likely to get a tap on the shoulder before any permanent employees see redundancy. However you are no different to anyone else as bills still have to be paid, so what can you do now to stand the best chance of surviving the challenging times ahead?