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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.

Are you safe from Getty Images? (Part three)

The dos and don'ts of dealing with a Getty Images licensing claim.

Are you safe from Getty Images? (Part two)

This is what happens when Getty come knocking. There’s nothing like a real-life tale of woe to help focus the mind.

Are you safe from Getty Images? (Part one)

If you’ve designed a website using Getty's images, and they haven’t been paid for, you could be in expensive trouble. So, are you safe from Getty Images?

Preparing your business for RTI

RTI changes the way employers must provide PAYE, national insurance and student loan information to HMRC. Here's what you need to know.

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How I got started as a wedding photographer

I first got into wedding photography by virtue of having the best camera at a wedding I was at.

Is the HMRC business entity test just scaremongering?

Is the new business entity test a means for HMRC to convince contractors their work is subject to IR35 legislation and bag more revenue for the Treasury?

Business storage and effective archiving

According to crime figures from the Guardian, burglaries are already up 14% on 2011 so security is a key concern and investing in a good quality alarm system is a sensible idea.

Interim management and how to succeed at Chelsea

What lessons can interim managers learn from Roberto Di Matteo? Does he have a magic touch or is his success down to something more prosaic?

What EU cookie laws really mean

Businesses were given a year to bring their websites in line. Have you? If not, it's time to get a grip on what EU cookie laws really mean.

The value of service

What’s more important to you and your business? Getting customers through the door? Or looking after them once they’re with you?

Accountants’ professional indemnity insurance requirements

A minimum level of cover isn't the only accountants' professional indemnity insurance requirement. There are other boxes you need to tick too.

IR35: how to keep out the line of fire

IR35 and HMRC. Do you know what's what? Here's how to make sure you're the right side of the line – and stay there.