Making Tax Digital – What is MTD?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the UK Government’s plan for making HMRC the most digitally advanced tax administration in the world. From 1 April 2019 most businesses above the VAT threshold of £85,000 are required to keep their records digitally and submit their VAT return using compatible software. VAT-registered businesses with turnover of above £85,000 … Read more

Why plagiarism is a huge risk for freelancers and how to avoid it

Plagiarism simply goes by the concept of “stealing or copying someone’s intellectual property or product without giving them the credit and presenting it as your own work.” It is, of course, a bad and unappreciated practice worldwide. You can’t put your nametag on someone else’s property either it’s intellectual or physical, it would be considered … Read more

Essential Freelance Reads and Top Freelancer Blogs

Following on from my guide to being a freelance consultant, I’ve pulled together a list of essential freelance reads and top blogs so you can get up to speed on all the latest freelance thinking. These are presented in no particular order, but feel free to add your own suggestions by leaving a comment! Freelance … Read more

2015 Year in Review

Travel Selfie by Seth Eckert   As a freelancer and small business owner, I find it vitally important to take a regular step back and look at what I’ve been working on for the past year, to help shape the year ahead. I’ve had my head so buried in work in recent months that it’s taken … Read more

Freelance Inspiration (#Infographic)

Calin from Freelance Business Guide invited me to contribute to his Freelance Inspiration Infographic and I was more than happy to help inspire other freelancers on their journey. Being called a "leading freelancer" was a great compliment, given the other names appearing alongside me on the infographic. The likes of Sara Horowitz, Justin Jackson and Paul … Read more

3 Customer Service Brands Whose Efforts You Might Want to Replicate

Satisfying customers might seem like an obvious objective of any business; however, the reality doesn’t always align. In e-commerce, a clear lens into how customer-focused a brand is can often be found how they take care of their customers. Does the company do the bare minimum or go the extra mile when servicing customers? Let’s … Read more