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Freelance Advice

It can be daunting flying solo. So, it's a good job we're here with plenty of useful advice plus stories straight from the horse's mouth.

You'll find helpful info on what insurance freelancers need, the pros and cons of being your own boss, and self-employed rules and regs.

Freelancers on freelancing

The how, what, who, where and when of freelancing. In an infographic. See the reality before taking the plunge, from the people who've been there.

How to do business risk management

Risk management is an essential part of running a successful business. All you need to know is where to start. Like here, for example...

New year, old you?

Year-end is a great time to look back and figure out what went right this year and what could've gone better.

#FreelanceFriday interview – Anthony Hewson

PolicyBee arrange insurance for freelancers, consultants and small businesses. We love to showcase our customers to help promote their freelance businesses.

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Online VAT alert from HMRC

From 1 April 2012, all VAT registered businesses must send their VAT returns online and pay their VAT electronically.

Data protection – don’t get caught out

We all know that the Data Protection Act is a piece of legislation designed to protect individuals and their personal information in the UK. Or do we?

5 places to work when you don’t want to work from home

Working from home is great. I’ve been doing it for about five years. There are times when the allure of the television, the biscuit tin or the unmade bed are too much

#FreelanceFriday interview – Mandy Charlton

Freelance Friday is a series of freelancer interviews. A way for freelancers to learn from each other.

The disadvantages of subcontracting your work

Thinking of using freelancers? Find out about the disadvantages of subcontracting your work and get tips on how to avoid being blamed for others' mistakes.

#FreelanceFriday interview – Colette Mason

Here's our #FreelanceFriday interview with Colette Mason. (@ColetteMason). Colette is a self-confessed geek. She's been working with computers for over 30 years.

Insurance for freelancers

Making do without the security of an employer means you need all the help and support you can get. Insurance for freelancers helps keep you safe.

#FreelanceFriday interview – Sarah Benson

Here's our #FreelanceFriday interview with Sarah Benson (@Tradurapido) .