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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.

US contracts and professional indemnity insurance

Not all professional indemnity insurance policies cover US and Canadian contracts. Here's our advice for making sure you don't get caught out.

Thinking of freelancing?

Today is the most popular day of the year for people considering revamping their career. If you're thinking of freelancing, check out our advice first.

How to use stock images safely

Blogger? Graphic designer? Web designer? Image user? Make sure you get the right licence or risk a hefty fine. Here's how to use stock images safely.

Protecting yourself against cybercrime in a digital age

In this digital age, crime has gone all high-tech on us. Here's how to protect your business from the worst the internet has to offer.

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How professional indemnity claims work

How long does making a professional indemnity claim take? What's the cost? Who do I talk to? Is there anyone on my side? Here's all you need to know.

How to get social media for small business wrong

Social media is waiting, ready to trip the unwary and humiliate the uninitiated. Here's how unguarded remarks and ill-judged comments can come back to bite.

What does an insurance broker do?

Google 'what does an insurance broker do?' and you'll get answers like: 'acts as an intermediary between the insurer and the client'. Great. And?

Freelancers: how to stay on track

Freelancing is an intrepid and satisfying approach to staying flexible in a rapidly changing market. That's if you keep your mind on the job. Here's how.

What’s the point of RTI?

Initiatives like RTI can do more harm than good. Forcing companies to divert time and money away from doing business is hardly a recipe for growth.

What your insurer wants (and why it matters)

Knowing what your insurer wants gives you the inside track and helps get you the right insurance at the right price.

How to confuse your customers

Like buying insurance, my new TV has seen me flummoxed, bamboozled and stuck more times than a footballer in a maths exam. Do your clients feel the same?

Why buying on price is a bad idea

Buying on price alone? Don’t let hindsight be the one to teach you that cheap isn’t the same as good value. Especially when it comes to insurance.