How to build your contractor war chest

Building your 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.

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Redundancy to contracting: 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.

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5 creative approaches to find contract work

5 creative approaches to find contract work

With many clients sticking to preferred suppliers and a continually growing competitive market, securing contracts and engaging new clients can feel like an impossible task as a contractor. You may not realise that there are a host of opportunities right in front of you; they just require a more creative approach to access them.

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7 key tips for securing your next contract

Securing your next contract

Remaining in contract and ensuring a steady work rate for the future can be a constant mission for independent professionals. All contractors can benefit from ensuring they are the most employable they can be. Here we take a look at 7 top tips to help you attract new business and win more contracts.

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The ongoing role of independent professionals

The ongoing role of independent professionals

James Poyser, co founder of inniAccounts and former digital marketing consultant, expresses his opinion on the role of contractors and consultants in the marketplace, the impact of Brexit and how positive uncertainty can be a good thing for independent professionals.


Is now a good time to start contracting?

Is now a good time to start contracting

Contracting can be a fulfilling career change; offering more flexibility, reward and with the right attitude more stability and security than a permanent role. As the UK undergoes a period of transition, now might be the perfect time to consider what changes you want to introduce to your lifestyle.

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Contractors and consultants: how will Brexit affect me?

How will Brexit affect contractors and consultants?

There is still significant confusion about what the EU referendum vote could mean for the country as a whole; let alone for contractors and consultants. We take a look at at the potential positives, negatives and uncertainties that may affect contractors and consultants following the Brexit vote.

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A Royal reception

A royal reception

You’ve not heard? inniAccounts have been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation! On Thursday 14th July, our co founder Matt Poyser and our technical smith Paul Nicklin had the honour of jet-setting to London for a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace.

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The experienced view: weathering a downturn

The experienced view: weathering a downturn

With the UK entering a period of potential economic instability, we examine what this could mean for contractors and consultants. Weathering a downturn, according to our entrepreneurs, relies on three key factors: reliability, reputation and resilience.

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Contracting in a downturn: 5 top tips

Contracting in a downturn

As a contractor or consultant, if you’ve been reading the newspaper headlines, you might believe that only doom and misfortune lay ahead. However, a downturn may actually provide a recipe for future success. Here are five top tips for handling, and even benefiting, from an economic downturn as a contractor.

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