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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.

Go Solo: 5 tips from Travel Counsellors

If the Go Solo road to self-employed success is fraught with twists, turns and nasty potholes, these tips from Travel Counsellors can help get you there.

Go Solo: 5 tips from Ashtons Legal

Not getting the legal stuff in place when starting a business probably isn't a shortcut you should take. As part of Go Solo, Ashtons Legal explain why.

Go Solo: 5 tips from Ensors Accountants

Money, money, money. No business can survive without it. Ensors Accountants know it, and much more besides. Here are their top 5 going solo advice tips.

Go Solo: 5 (and a few more) tips from Menta

Free business advice and support from experts? You bet. Here's Leanne from Menta on what they'd say it takes to Go Solo.

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Go Solo: 5 tips from Arya Candles

As part of our Go Solo extravaganza, here's Lina from business startup Arya Candles with her top five tips for going self-employed.

Go Solo: advice and support for graduate freelancers

Interested in going freelance? Come to 'Go Solo' at UCS Ipswich for advice from experts in law, finance, marketing and insurance on what to do next.

From graduate to freelancer part 4: Getting paid

Time for the fourth and final part of our 'Graduate to freelancer' series. Here are some tips to help graduate freelancers get paid on time. 

From graduate to freelancer part 3: Attracting the right clients

Our guest blogger, Ben Parkinson, is back to talk about how to attract the right sort of clients: the ones who'll love your work, and pay promptly. 

From graduate to freelancer part 1: Developing your portfolio

Getting started as a graduate freelancer can be tough. One of the first things you need to do is establish a portfolio, showcasing your work to clients.

Simple (but effective) New Year’s resolutions for freelancers

Are you a freelancer or small business looking to make a big change in 2016? Try these six New Year's Resolutions. 

Insurance for environmental consultants explained

What insurance do environmental consultants need? Well, might as well start with professional indemnity. Here's why.

Insurance for education consultants explained

Deciding how much education consultants' insurance you need is a simple matter of educating yourself about risk. Don't learn the hard way, basically.