Budget: March 2021 – Coronavirus support for freelancers

There are three types of freelancer in the creative industries. This post looks at how announcements made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 3 March 2021 affect each type. It focuses on coronavirus support. For an outline of each type of freelancer, go here > Read about announced tax changes in my separate post > Sole

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Posted on 03 March 2021

Networking for freelancers (Cult Cymru)

Target group New or established freelancers who want to polish their networking skills, raise their profile, keep in the loop and get better work. We focus on the creative industries. So you’ll probably be freelancing, or working in broadcasting, film making, advertising, theatre, writing, music, etc… A lot of our trainees know networking is important

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Posted on 16 February 2021

Controlling Freelance Finances (Audiotrain)

This workshop is aimed at people who freelance in the creative industries, whether new to freelancing or with years of experience. Freelance finances can be unpredictable at the best of times, so how can we control them, particular when things are uncertain? This workshop is aimed at people who freelance in the creative industries where

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Posted on 12 February 2021

Networking 101 for creative freelancers (BECTU)

Now that there are fewer opportunities for face-to-face networking, it’s even more important to make sure we’re being as clear as we can be about what we have to offer our clients and employers. This short workshop looks at basic rules of effective networking, whether online or in person. The first section looks at: what

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Posted on 20 January 2021

Controlling Freelance Finances (BECTU)

In this 2-hour online workshop we look at ways to assess your current situation, set budgets, estimate future finances, and navigate the support schemes for creative freelancers from charities and government. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the session. You will also get access to a wealth of further information and templates

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Posted on 15 January 2021

Finance for Freelancers (FEU Webinar)

Content We’ll look at some big changes coming up in the way freelance professionals will deal with the tax office. And, we’ll address any questions you might have about the Government’s Coronavirus support schemes. Full of tips, discussion and practical exercises, this workshop will help you understand, organise and plan your finances more successfully. You’ll

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Posted on 29 October 2020

Networking skills for freelancers

Now that there are fewer opportunities for face-to-face networking, it’s even more important to make sure we’re being as clear as we can be about what we have to offer our clients and employers. This short workshop looks at basic rules of effective networking, whether online or in person. We look at: what networking is

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Posted on 29 September 2020

Freelancers and Rishi Sunak’s ‘Winter Economy Plan’

This post has been updated following changes announced on 22 October 2020 The Chancellor’s statement today (Thursday 24 September) is a response to the fact that COVID-19 is not going away. He talked about a “permanent adjustment” to the economy and a need to deal with a “new normal”. He needed to replace existing support

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Posted on 24 September 2020

Digital banking for businesses: pros and cons

I get a lot of questions about digital banks on my sole trader courses. Are they any good? Are they better/cheaper than high street banks?

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Posted on 11 September 2020

Networking and social media for creative freelancers

Now that there are fewer opportunities for face-to-face networking, it’s even more important to make sure we’re being as clear as we can be about what we have to offer our clients and customers. This short workshop looks at basic rules of effective networking, whether online or in person. The first section looks at: what

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Posted on 01 September 2020

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