Comparing manifestos for the June 8th election: what’s in it for the self-employed?

The June 8th election is only weeks away, and with (most of) the manifestos now out in the open, we thought it’d be a good idea to compare and contrast what’s on offer to the UK’s freelance and self-employed community. With no intention of influencing your vote, we present here all the published points relevant to […]

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Who says accountants are dull?

Much as we love furnishing you with useful freelance life info week in, week out, occasionally we like to cut loose a little and show you just a glimpse of all the amazing fun things we do in the accountancy world. No, don’t run away! It’s true. Life as an accountant isn’t as dull as you […]

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What small businesses need to know about ‘Mobile First’ and ‘Searchmageddon’

The chances are that, as a small business or a freelancer offering their services, you rely quite heavily on the internet. You’ve most probably come across the term SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and have some idea that getting an SEO expert to tweak your site can do wonders for your appearance in Google Search. Like […]

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Tech, apps and R&D tax credits

If you’ve launched one of these new-fangled tech startup contraptions, the likelihood is that you’re already feeling the pinch pretty hard. Unless you’ve got yourself a sugar daddy, a fairy godmother or a rich maiden aunt, money is most likely to be in short supply for some time to come. We can’t all be Elon Musk […]

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Dublin’s best coffee shops for freelancers

Every year we like to spend as much time as is humanly possible drinking all the caffeine in a given city. The city of choice is chosen largely based on us setting up shop there, so it’s as much a celebration of our own modest expansion as it is the coffee itself. However, we’ve been […]

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UK freelancers ‘sick’ of paperwork… literally!

Sick of doing your accounting? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a report by Nesta, almost 1 in 5 self-employed people in the UK have been so stressed by their financial paperwork that they’ve become unwell. And before you start shouting things about people needing to pull themselves together, consider this: the same report […]

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Why are so many SME’s turning to freelancers? The answers are in!

“Ten years ago the majority of businesses cited local staff as their main source of employees,” says PeoplePerHour founder, Xenios Thrasyvoulou. “Now the majority cite freelancers as their main source of hiring. This turnaround has been rapid and the change has taken some by surprise – perhaps this accounts for the recent fracas around the […]

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Startup stories: Matthew Daniels and the LGBT Leadership Programme

We’re always delighted to be able to share some of our clients’ start-up stories, whether they’re building Darth Vader-related hi-fi equipment or powering the Belfast tech scene. This week’s chat is a genuinely great story, and we’re thrilled to be able to support Matthew Daniels – an independent business consultant based in Birmingham who is currently […]

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How to use Facebook marketing to build your freelance client base

One of the most effective ways of reaching a new audience and spreading word of your expertise is to take full advantage of Facebook’s marketing tools. The problem is that, to the newbie, it can look quite daunting. Since it’s one of the ways we reach new clients, we thought we’d give you a quick […]

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