Business Black Holes

Business black holes, the cycles between them and how to jump your business into greater growth. The predictable problem of business black holes Some 20 years ago I interviewed around 700 small businesses to discover whether the growth and stall trends I’d previously been analysing in big business still occurred in the small business market. They certainly … Read more

Developing Leadership Skills

Leading a team comes with a unique set of challenges. Managing people comes with a lot of responsibilities too. You need to develop yourself as well as your team. If you want to be a more effective manager, here are three core leadership skills you should use that can help you. Accountability is leadership Holding … Read more

Agency Worker Regulations (AWR): What is AWR?

Agency Workers Regulations aim to combat discrimination of people who work for employment agencies, by stating that agency workers should be no less favourably treated in pay and working time than their full-time counterparts, who do the same work. Similar to IR35, the guidance is designed to ensure fair treatment of contractors and freelancers, and ensure that … Read more

Rules for good leadership

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work directly with a number of leaders. I define these as people who lead their own teams and organisations. What makes some of them good leaders? My answer is personal and subjective. Note the “some of them” reference. Being good at your profession does not necessarily … Read more

Challenges in growing an agency

Once upon a time, marketing agencies were profitable businesses.  They were tough to get into and get the first few accounts, but  competition was reasonable and the business model provided  sufficient profit margins.  Today, that is no longer the case. It is very easy to get into the  business, but it’s very hard to grow … Read more

Women freelancers surge in the UK, with 63% rise in highly-skilled female freelancers

A 334,000 (63 percent) rise in highly-skilled women freelancers has driven the UK’s increasingly female freelance landscape over the last 10 years according to new research from IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed. The increase takes the number of senior-level women freelancing in the UK to 863,000. The professions that saw the … Read more

10 Best Tips to Grow as a Successful Freelance Developer

The web development sector is booming, and it provides extensive opportunities for a freelance developer to enjoy the work and earnings. You love to become a freelance developer, and it is the reason why you are here. You better know that there lies tight competition in the freelance web development sectors that prevent you from … Read more

How freelancers win clients and beat the competition

Being a freelancer is interesting and exciting; it provides an excellent opportunity to work as you wish and earn a handful of income. But, the tight competition makes it tough to succeed in the freelance market. Good numbers of newcomers are really worried about expert freelancers stealing all of the good jobs from the platform. … Read more

10 Tips for Writing a Job Winning CV to Be Hired as a Freelance Translator

If you want to find a new freelance translator job, don’t use the old CV template. To make a good impression on a prospective client, you should write your resume from scratch. Don’t worry. It’s not half as hard as it seems. Use the following tips for freelancers to make your CV to stand out. … Read more