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Whenever possible, we wrap up the conversations from our community in to useful articles and guides. Here are some of our thoughts.
If you're a freelancer, and thinking about planning a family - it might throw up a huge number of questions about whether it's even possible. We spoke to Susannah Dale of the Maternity Pledge to share some of her insights into planning for parental leave when self-employed. Read.
An introduction to what professional indemnity insurance is, and why its so important for freelancers. Read.
Without traditional paid sick leave, dealing with illness requires some extra effort - our top tips for getting better at being ill when freelancing. Read.
A list of resources for freelancers working in digital marketing. Read.
Are you looking forward to summer with your kids - or does it fill you with dread, if you're juggling work and parenting? We spoke to Frankie Tortora of Doing It For The Kids for her advice on coping with the school holidays. Read.
The Freelancers Make Theatre Work 2023 survey of self-employed industry professionals paints a stark picture for much of its freelance talent. Read.
Taking a holiday can seem like a luxury, but here are our tips to taking time off when self-employed. Read.
We believe that fluid workforces are the future - but starting by engaging with freelancers effectively is the first step towards enabling mobility internally. Read.
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Our collection of resources to working well during the pandemic not just for the self-employed.
Tips and techniques to look after your mental health when freelancing and self-employed.
Conversations with freelancers about their experiences of mental health and working for themselves.
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