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What does ‘duty of care’ mean?

As a professional, you have something called a ‘duty of care’ to your clients and staff - both legally and morally. Here's what that means.

Why deep vein thrombosis can be a threat to your business

Sitting at a desk all day puts people at greater risk of deep vein thrombosis - a potentially fatal blood clot. Here's some ideas for minimising the danger.

Is employee illness damaging the health of your business?

Can small business health insurance and wellbeing plans help both you and your staff? Yep. Say hello to productivity and goodbye to presenteeism.

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...

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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?

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?

Photographers trade associations: are they worth it?

There are quite a number of trade associations for professional photographers - but are they worth joining?

Photographer Q&A: LaFemme Portrait

We talk to Sarah from boutique studio La Femme Portrait about the life of a professional photographer, and all the ups and downs that come with it

Becoming a wedding photographer: the stats behind the snaps

The statistics behind the snaps. Find out what it takes to become a wedding photographer, from capturing the moment to taking care of business.

What to do if you can’t make the photo shoot

As a photographer, cancelling a photo shoot is never ideal but sometimes you've no choice. Here are 6 tips for a plan B if you have to cancel last minute.