How to fully understand your market as a contractor

One of the first things contractors need to learn is how to understand their target market. In this post we take you through some tips to help you fully understand the process. Conduct market research If you want to be a successful contractor, you’ll need to learn about your customers,… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 31 July 2017

Brexit: A contractor’s perspective on the loss of freedom of movement

It’s been a tumultuous year since Britain made its historic decision to leave the EU. The ultimate form of Brexit is still an unknown, with Leavers calling for a ‘Hard’ Brexit and Remainers preferring a softer option. When the UK finally leaves the EU in 2019, employment laws, immigration rules… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 27 July 2017

How LinkedIn can be a contractor’s best friend

LinkedIn is one of the best tools for contractors, but it can be difficult to know how to really work it to your advantage. In this post, we explain how you can make LinkedIn be your best friend. Most people these days have a LinkedIn profile. Many of us use… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 24 July 2017

Which contractor skills are most in demand?

There are nearly 2 million freelancers and contractors in the UK, and that number is steadily rising. For example, back in 2011 there were 1.2 million and by 2015, that number had risen to 1.55 million – a steady curve upward which doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 20 July 2017

Understanding VAT as a new contractor

Becoming a contractor means coming to grips with VAT. Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as you think. In this post, we take you through the basics of VAT. To begin with, you don’t need to register for VAT until your turnover reaches a certain threshold, this is especially important if… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 17 July 2017

What are the benefits of being a Limited Company contractor?

Becoming a Limited Company contractor offers you many benefits, from easier borrowing to a greater sense of security. In this post, we cover four important aspects that should be considered when you are considering becoming a Limited Company contractor. Claiming back expenses This is one of the key perks of… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 13 July 2017

How to make the transition from permanent to self-employed

If the daily grind of a 9 to 5 job is getting you down, making the transition to working through a Limited Company isn’t as hard as it sounds. The biggest fear people have is of the unknown, but taking the plunge and actually making a go of it isn’t… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 10 July 2017

Do contractors benefit from a ‘softer’ Brexit

The established thinking is that independent contractors have been one of the few sectors to benefit from uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Seeing as nobody yet knows what the future deal with the EU will look like, big companies have been taking on more independent contractors instead of filling vacancies with long-term… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 3 July 2017