Peeknote #1

It’s the first week of January, so it’s time for a fresh start. I’ve always enjoyed people who regularly write weeknotes, where they post their notes on a weekly basis. Take a look at Web of Weeknotes, Berg, Joe Roberson, Alice Bartlett for examples and helpful tips to get started. I’m not sure I’m disciplined … Read more

Do doctors live healthier lives?

“The question for me is how to live well inside our short, breakable lives.” Sam Guglani, oncologist There is this idea that doctors live healthier lives because of what we know and encounter through medicine – but I’m not sure this is true, or even what the measure of it is. As an oncologist, it might … 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

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

Freelance in 30 Days Book: Get the confidence and knowledge to succeed at going freelance

The freelance book that helps you get the confidence and knowledge to thrive in your new freelance career. Do you want to build the confidence to finally go freelance? Do you want the freedom and flexibility that comes from being your own boss? Do you want to be a creative and productive freelancer? Answer "Yes" to these … Read more

About Ben Matthews

Hello, I’m Ben Matthews Based in London Co-Founder and Director at Empower Brief summary of my story so far: Contact me Want to ask me something? Email me at [email protected] Book My book, Freelance in 30 Days, is out now

About

Hello, I’m Ben Matthews Based in London Co-Founder and Director at Empower Brief summary of my story so far: Contact me Want to ask me something? Email me at [email protected] Book My book, Freelance in 30 Days, is out now

Guide to the gig economy

The gig economy is the rising labor market that hires temporary, contracted workers instead of traditional employees. Companies are outsourcing tasks to already-trained, nonbenefited workers, and workers have a chance to work for multiple companies in temporary positions and quick gigs or to fulfill ongoing work. There are a lot of mixed feelings about the … Read more