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  • Guide to insurance for management consultants

    Guide to insurance for management consultants

    Posted on 11th August 2021 by Marketing Executive - Katherine Ducie

    For many management consultants, consulting is a natural progression in their career, having acquired in-depth experience in a specific industry, or a particular area of business. Whether you speci...

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    Roadmap stages for dealing with late payments

    Posted on 11th June 2021 by Phil Ainley MCIM, CMktr, Dip DigM - Marketing Manager

      Late payments are a big headache for freelancers and small businesses, disrupting cash flows, restricting growth, and even causing some businesses to close. But what can you do to ensure you ...

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  • New-Year's-Resolution-Ideas-2021

    10 New Year’s Resolution ideas for Freelancers and Contractors

    Posted on 28th December 2020 by Marketing Executive - Katherine Ducie

    For freelancers, contractors and the self-employed, the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to assess your business goals and work routine. Getting caught up in a raft of day-to-day tasks, ...

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  • How do I grow my counselling business online? Find out from someone who has

    Posted on 27th August 2020 by Marketing Executive - Katherine Ducie

    As part of our Meet The Freelancer series of blogs we interview many freelance professionals from a range of industries. This month we meet Surrey based counsellor and business owner, Jane Barnfiel...

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  • Freelancer using invoicing app on iPhone

    The best invoicing apps for freelancers

    Posted on 14th February 2020 by Marketing Executive - Katherine Ducie

    When you’re self-employed, keeping on top of the accounts falls in your hands. More often than not, it can be tedious, time consuming and a job you put off doing. With tasks like invoicing, using...

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  • Carol Mann - Founder of digital marketing agency We Get Digital

    Building a digital marketing agency with Carol Mann

    Posted on 3rd February 2020 by Marketing Executive - Katherine Ducie

    As part of our Meet The Freelancer series of blogs we interview many freelance professionals from a range of industries. This month we meet Carol Mann, a London based entrepreneur and web designer....

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  • Customer retention jigsaw - a jigsaw puzzle made up of a client and business owner with missing piece

    The importance of customer retention

    Posted on 24th January 2020 by Marketing Executive - Katherine Ducie

    For many companies, especially those that are still in their infancy, a considerable amount of focus is placed on acquiring new customers, yet customer retention is just as important. A lot of mark...

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  • Business New Year's Resolutions 2020

    Top Business New Year’s Resolutions

    Posted on 6th January 2020 by Marketing Executive - Katherine Ducie

    New Year Resolutions for freelancers, contractors, the self-employed and business owners. For most of us, we start the new year with multiple well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions such as  exe...

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    Banking Options For Small Businesses and Sole Traders

    Posted on 7th March 2019 by Caunce O'Hara

    Starting your own business can be exciting, but it’s not without its stresses. There are a lot of different aspects of the business to juggle and your ability to multi-task and stay focused will be ...

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  • 2019 business resolutions

    New Year’s Resolutions… have you thought of yours yet?

    Posted on 14th December 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    New Year Resolutions for 2019 for freelancers, contractors, the self-employed and business owners Most of us will start the new year with a list of pious good intentions to try and atone for our Chri...

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    A quick guide to starting out as a Freelancer or self-employed business owner

    Posted on 6th December 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    Starting out on your own and then maintaining your self-employed business as your main income is tough. It takes hard work and dedication and it will take you out of your comfort zone on a daily basis...

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  • UK SMEs and self-employed interesting stats infographic

    Posted on 31st July 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    UK SMEs and the self-employed account for more than their fair share of the UKs economic output. We are more reliant on this sector as a nation than you may think. We have compiled some interesting...

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  • Why Is Cash Flow a Pressing Problem for SMEs?

    Posted on 16th July 2018 by Caunce O'Hara

    The one issue that consistently concerns SMEs is cash flow. Uncertainty about the UK’s political and economic future may hamper growth, as will lack of confidence generally, but cash flow is always ...

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  • Business woman greeting partners

    Is a poor onboarding process costing your business?

    Posted on 12th July 2018 by Caunce O'Hara

    From the recruitment process to the employee’s first day of work, how long does it take for this process to put a new staff member in your office? How long from that day does it take to complete eff...

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  • Should you put your own money into a struggling business?

    Posted on 11th May 2018 by Tim Slater

    Cash flow problems If your business is struggling then you’ll no doubt want to do everything in your power to save it. One of the most common reasons that a business gets into trouble, and ultim...

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