Self-employment

22 Oct 2019

A simple business plan for freelancers

Alice Hollis shares a clear, quick and easy business plan template you can use for your copywriting business.

15 Oct 2019

Speed networking — is it worth it?

Speed networking a chance to meet like-minded business owners or death by pitching? Shaun Patrick Hand finds out.

25 Sep 2019

Freelance copywriting — the first month

Shaun Patrick Hand looks back on his first few weeks as a freelance copywriter.

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18 Sep 2019

It’s not me, it’s you! When to break up with a client

Sally Major’s thoughts on how to figure out if it’s time to part ways a client.

26 Aug 2019

Is there a point to LinkedIn groups anymore?

Fi Shailes laments the unhelpful changes LinkedIn’s made to its groups.

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24 Jul 2019

Why you should perfect your elevator pitch TODAY

Nicky Weelen explains why you need to have your elevator pitch ready and waiting.

Stop sign with street signs for Homework Avenue and Procrastination Park above it
05 Jul 2019

How to beat procrastination

Avoiding doing that task that’s been hanging around your to-do list for a while? Karen Evennett speaks to an expert who has a tip that might help you start it.

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03 Jul 2019

The freelancer’s choice: sole trader or limited company?

Is it better to be a sole trader or form a limited company? Mary Whitehouse runs through the pros and cons of both.

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20 Jun 2019

Balancing motherhood with self-employment

Yvette Lamb shares her experiences of juggling the demands that come with being a mother and a freelancer.

Poppies
13 Jan 2019

My first 5 years as a freelance copywriter

Alice Hollis considers how her life has changed since she ditched the 9 to 5 and started her copywriting business.

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10 Oct 2018

How to get a mortgage when you’re self-employed

Andre Spiteri’s helpful summary of the dos and don’ts of applying for a mortgage when you work for yourself.

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