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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.

Insurance for ICAS accountants

To join the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland you need ICAS insurance. Professional indemnity insurance to be precise. Here's the why and how.

How to choose an insurance broker: 4 key questions to ask

Here's a handy list of the key things to think about when you choose an insurance broker. Also, why getting the right broker for your business is crucial.

Freelancers: what do you want from collaborative workspaces?

Sometimes, working from home isn't always the best option for freelancers. You can miss out on networking and bouncing ideas around with other people.

Do you have a ‘second income’?

Do you have a taxable second income that you haven't declared to HMRC? You could do, and you may not even know about it. Here's what you need to know.

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World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day is 26 April. Despite the importance of protecting your IP, many SMEs simply don't take steps to do it. Here's how.

Cloud storage for photographers

Cloud-based backup systems help photographers safeguard their work and prevent negligence claims. Here's the how and why of cloud storage for photographers.

How to use Getty Images for free

Finding high-quality, legal images to use on your blog can be difficult. Getty have solved that problem for you. Find out how to make the most of it.

How can small businesses use social media?

We recently won Ingenious Britain's Small Business of the Month award for our use of social media. Here's how we did it, and how you can achieve results.

Risk-free Twitter for business

Twitter can be a great way of marketing your business. Provided you stay out of trouble, that is. Here are our tips on risk-free tweeting.

Intellectual property rights: what you need to know

Not all breaches of intellectual property rights are covered by professional indemnity insurance. Here's how to avoid a claim, and protect your own work.

Self-assessment tax returns for beginners

The deadline for completing your self-assessment tax return online is 31 January. Here's our guide to what it is, and who needs to complete one.

Book review: How to be a Productivity Ninja

Here's our review of Graham Allcott's new guide How to be a Productivity Ninja. It offers great advice on time management and organisation for SMEs.