Month: <span>November 2018</span>

There are loads of positives to freelancing and working remotely, not least that you can fit your work schedule around other priorities in life – doing away with the nine-to-five means freelancing can be particularly good for parents, who have to factor school runs and childcare into the working day.

A study from Kalido, a professional networking app, has found that as many as half (50%) of all workers are expected to turn freelance in the next two years. It also found that almost two-thirds  (64%) of UK-based businesses currently rely on freelance workers in some capacity; and over a third (39%) of business owners predict that their use of freelancers will grow faster than their number of permanent hires in the next five years.

On the face of it, this is great for everyone’s life/work balance, but there’s evidence to suggest that a growth in remote working could lead to an increase in mental health issues, particularly for those who work alone at home.

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If you’re a new parent, or you’ve ever had to juggle a job with a baby or a toddler, you’ll know just how much of a hassle it can be.

If you’ve ever worked freelance, had last-minute jobs land on your lap and chase clients for payments, you’ll know how much hassle that can be too.

If you’ve ever done  both, it may have surprised you to learn that both can work perfectly together.

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Business is still booming in Britain – in spite of the ongoing Brexit confusion and the increasing likelihood we’ll slide towards leaving with no deal in place.

The vote to leave the EU had an almost immediate impact on  the UK, as the pound drop sharply against other currencies, and we’ve seen significant amount of big businesses, including BMW and Land Rover, threaten to pull out of the UK. And it’s not insignificant that Barclays has announced it’ll be moving its HQ to Dublin.

Most worrying of all though, is that there is less than six months to go until the divorce from the EU is complete, and there are still so many unanswered questions! And, despite the rhetoric, no one has any idea what impact leaving the EU will have on businesses – worrying times, especially for the estimated 5.4 million currently plying their trade in the UK, almost all of which (99.3%) are made up microbusinesses and SMEs.

If you’re a business owner, you might feel you need all the help you can get to keep things ticking over, and building your brand is a good way to cement your market share. So if you think you may need a leg up the business ladder, GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has come up with 11 top tips to help build your brand.

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