More and more applications are being created with the busy professional in mind, allowing us to streamline our admin and work smarter. There are thousands of apps and tools to choose from and it all comes down to personal user preferences, but here are some of our favourites to get you started.
A great reputation inspires trust and helps you stand out from the crowd; it’s your best advocator and most silver-tongued salesman. It’s a product of years of hard graft, but once secured a stellar reputation makes it considerably easier to attract and maintain a profitable client base.
Whether you’re embarking on the contract hunt for the very first time, or you’re a seasoned contractor looking to secure your next gig, there are plenty of opportunities available to not only help you find and win your next contract but also to reduce any unpaid gaps and gain higher rates. Take a look at our 6 top tips to help you successfully find and win well-suited contracts time and time again.
A decent nest egg is a valuable asset to ensuring your success as a contractor. To manage any occasional business lulls, keep yourself cushioned against unexpected difficulties and benefit if you later stop contracting, retire or chose to pursue a new business venture – you need to ensure you have viable savings. Take a look at our beginner’s guide to kick-start your savings now.
Around this time of year, many contractors and freelancers will see a slow down in their incoming work. With all that new free time it’s easy for self-doubt to creep in. However, a summer lull is a perfect time to work on refocusing your company. Here’s how you can continue to thrive during your summer downtime.
For the most part, being a contractor or freelancer affords greater flexibility in your work patterns. Yet a vast majority of contractors are guilty of not taking a break or even worse of feeling guilty when they do. Our Senior Accountant Chris takes a look at how formulating a strategy for your holidays can ensure your business continues to thrive while you enjoy a guilt-free vacation.
One of the major benefits of working as a contractor or freelancer, is the additional flexibility it offers. As technology continues to evolve, more and more professionals are moving away from traditional on-site commitments to working remotely – allowing you to connect you with clients all over the world, or even to move your base abroad.
Inspired by the Tour de France and a love of cycling? Dreaming of a little workshop where you can do the things you love every day? A growing number of contractors and freelancers are working as part of a grand plan. Our clients regularly share with us their designs to diversify their contracts, to move into a different sector, or frequently to pursue a passion and turn it into a viable business.
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.