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There's essential help with how best to protect your business or not-for-profit. Plus, useful advice on running your organisation and life as a freelancer.

Impact of long working hours on IT professionals and ways to cope with stress

IT professionals work extremely long hours. How is this affecting their health and daily lives? And how can they manage stress?

IT Contractor Q&A: Tom Pettigrew

Tom Pettigrew discusses life as an IT Contractor. Running your own IT business has its rewards and challenges as a profession and in work-life balance.

Easy small business health insurance is here

Small business health insurance and wellbeing plans are expensive and complicated, aren't they? Nope. Here's health insurance and more the easy way.

Are small charities sleepwalking into a governance and risk management crisis?

Could hard-pressed small charities be sleepwalking into a risk management and governance crisis? Read what our UK-wide survey revealed.

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Copyright architectural drawings : how architects can protect intellectual property

Architects must share their drawings when pitching, but how can they protect their intellectual property? Are architectural drawings protected by copyright?

Out of the mouths of architects

Wish you could pick other architects’ brains before setting up your business? Well, no need because we’ve done it for you. Take a look at these top tips...

What to include in an architect’s business plan – advice from one architect to another

What do experienced architects wish they'd known before they set up on their own? Advice for architects on writing a business plan.

Architect Q&A: How to start an architecture firm

We spoke to Simon Laird of Simon Laird Associates about how he came to start his own architecture firm, what he learned, and what advice he'd give a newbie.

Hours worked by new architecture firms

Starting your own business is tempting. How many hours can someone starting their own architecture practice expect to work?

Do architects need insurance?

Here's why architects need insurance. This architect's professional indemnity claim protected her after she got into hot water trying to help her client.

Professional indemnity claims: free advice costs thousands

Sometimes, being the good samaritan can cause more problems than it solves. Here's how a sweet old old lady came down hard on a well-meaning architect.

Starting an architecture practice – the nine year itch

At what point in their career do architects consider starting an architecture practice? What are the pros and cons of going it alone as an architect?