Between contracts: surviving as a contractor

contractor

Finding yourself between contracts can be an intimidating experience. The fear of being stuck between contracts can lead to many a sleepless night and potentially poor professional decisions. We take a look at five top ways to maintain your productivity (and sanity) when you find yourself between contracts.

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Build resilience and ease “brex-stress” with mindfulness

Build resilience 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

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.

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A presentation fit for the Queen

Queen's Award

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. 

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Contractors and consultants: working internationally

Working internationally

One of the major benefits for independent professionals, such as contractors and freelancers, is the additional flexibility their roles offer. As technology continues to evolve, more and more professionals are moving away from the usual on-site commitments to work remotely. Working remotely needn’t be short-listed to UK clients. Digital contracts can connect you with clients all over the world, or even allow you to move your base abroad.

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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.