Freelance workers’ confidence has taken a hit, with some blaming Brexit and government policy.
I have numerous clients who have been employed for long stretches in large companies who now want to make a change to gain a better work life balance and work either freelance, start their own business or set up as independents. Sounds easy?
For a SME with a small team and limited resources, every cog in the machine of the business counts. So why not consider freelancers to ease the stress of recruitment?
When you have an in-house team bound by the company contracts and employment laws, it’s a different prospect to outsourcing vital business processes to third parties. It’s vital you know where you stand legally in a dispute or you may find yourself in a risky and unpleasant situation.
Cashing in on years of experience and becoming a consultant can be an attractive proposition. More freedom, increased flexibility and, often, more money. But what happens if you find yourself tired of variable earnings and crave the stability of a permanent role?
Whether you’re an early-stage business builder or established entrepreneur looking to take the business to the next level, governance forms an important part of daily operations – but is something to be done expediently and conclusively by leveraging new techniques. Real Business meets those who have implemented vital time-saving strategies to create a new technology-led way of addressing key factors such as accounting and ordering.
Online tailoring platform A Suit That Fits is aiming to expand its empire with a £500,000 crowdfunding investment, for five per cent equity, on Crowdcube.
There are 1.88m independent professionals in the UK and there's been a spike in the number of women working as a solo act, according to Kingston University and the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE).
The freelance market is growing rapidly, allowing businesses to ‘flex up’ and ‘flex down’ according to customer demand while also keeping overheads low, so here's how SMEs can truly harness that talent.
With a median income of £43k, Britain's freelancers are becoming an increasingly important part of the UK economic growth story.
The recession ramped up the number of self-employed in the UK – but a new report has found they work harder for less than their employed counterparts.
If you thought have one boss was enough, try reporting to multiple bosses. This is the state of affairs for many of the recruits in Britain's freelance army – the stealth virtual workforce that is helping SMEs in start-ups grow.