In Good Company

5 facts about the UK’s freelance workforce – 2016

June 9th was bright and sunny here in the UK – the ideal weather to celebrate National Freelancers Day. The annual event is a bit of fun concocted by the good people over at IPSE to help promote what, if Twitter is anything to go by, looks like nothing short of The Good Life. And the stats […]

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Startup stories: AppAttic and the Belfast tech scene

Think tech startups in the UK, and it’s likely that you’ve already got a mental geo-tag placed somewhere around Shoreditch. As London grows ever-more expensive, however, an increasing number of these companies are looking elsewhere, often to one of the Big Bs – Birmingham, Bristol or Belfast. At MAF, we’re always keen to hear stories from our friends […]

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Marketing through storytelling – an overview for freelancers and small businesses

This week’s blog comes from Jon Wilks, a My Accountant Friend customer and a content strategist who works with small businesses to make the most of their digital marketing. Jon runs a blog on content strategy, where he aims to help people understand how content can make a difference, while demystifying some of the industry jargon. […]

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Why choose an online accountant?

What’s the difference between a traditional accountancy firm and an online accountant? Nope, this isn’t a joke. It’s a genuine question that we get asked a lot here at My Accountant Friend. So we thought we’d chat to some of our customers and find out the difference having on-demand accountancy makes to their business lives. […]

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Reasons to be free: why do we choose self-employment?

Picture the scene. It’s a cold, gray, office morning and the same old people are bickering about the same old things. You’d get involved if you thought it was worth the effort, but instead you’re asking yourself that recurring question: wouldn’t I be better off on my own? For many people, especially those with an […]

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Successful women enjoying a business meeting

In good company: The Talented Ladies Club

Here at The Life Hub, we’re huge fans of anyone who breaking out of the mold and strolling down the rambunctious road of self-employment. So we were really pleased – and inspired – when we came across the Talented Ladies Club, an organisation that offers advice and support to mums who want to get back […]

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A freelancer’s guide to dealing with stress

Freelancing and contracting are often seen as a route to a freer, more relaxed lifestyle. However, the self-employed life comes with its own stresses, especially if you work alone or for a demanding client. Without someone to share the load, the lifestyle can take it’s toll, so it’s important to find time for yourself, even during your […]

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Self-employed women take UK business by storm

Article from Gemma Porter According to a new poll, when it comes to self-employment, sisters really are doing it for themselves. Research recently published by online commerce site eBay in association with Development Economics has shown that the number of self-employed women in the UK has risen by 28% over the past five years. With over 1.2 […]

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