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Self-employed battle loneliness   2 comments

The number of self-employed people in the UK has now reached more than 4.5 million, but a recent study found that many freelancers battle loneliness in search of an improved work-life balance. Huckletree interviewed 4,000 self-employed professionals and entrepreneurs who work from home: 43% said that working from home improved their relationship with their partner/spouse. […]

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Posted June 16, 2014 by cmm in Blog

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Why does success mean different things to Women vs Male Entrepreneurs?   1 comment

Gender tends not to be a factor when securing financial backing, but running a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) as a woman nevertheless poses several challenges. U.K. government research by Britain’s’ Department for Business, Innovation and SKills (BIS) shows that gender is one of the most likely factors to dictate growth and success of an […]

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Posted October 19, 2012 by cmm in Blog

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Happy Freelancer’s   3 comments

The 2012 Freelance Industry Report suggests that 90% of 2000 international freelancers surveyed have no regrets about going freelance. The majority loved the freedom and flexibility self-employment gives them. The percentages below speak for themselves:- 28% – flexibility was the key reason they decided to go freelance in the first place 22% – it was […]

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Posted September 29, 2012 by cmm in Blog

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Charge what you are truly worth as a Self-Employed Professional   Leave a comment

It is very likely that most professionals under charge for the great service they provide. Either they have little confidence in the value they provide their clients or most likely they do not want to overcharge for fear of losing a prospective or regular client. However, charging the lowest price of your competitors may do more […]

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Posted September 4, 2012 by cmm in Blog

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Freedom and flexibility is more important to freelancers and sole traders than money!   Leave a comment

Recent research from marketing and PR recruitment firm Major Players found that 42% out of 1,000 people surveyed, said having more options over the type of work they do and how, is what attracted them to setting up on their own. Only 19% said they were motivated by more money. The worst part of being […]

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Posted August 12, 2012 by cmm in Blog

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