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Five uncomfortable lessons I learned in my first year as a freelancer

The great thing about working for yourself is that everything is up to you. The bad news is… everything is up to you. Who you work with, how much you feel your work is worth and how you treat other people.  There’s tons of advice out there on things such as ‘beating isolation when working […]

Startup Story: Sarah Sarkies, Founder of Mulberry Design

Mulberry Design is all about contemporary WordPress web design. Based in Warwickshire, the agency is headed up by founder Sarah Sarkies, and delivers a range of services from WordPress web design, hosting and domain services, to video, photography, print and social media. At Mulberry Design, the focus is on delivering beautiful, bespoke design for businesses […]

From dancer to international choreographer: Meet Xena Gusthart

When I met Xena Gusthart in her members club in Soho, The Groucho, it was clear she had made friends with many of the members and staff there. Her effortless camaraderie secured us a spot on a comfy sofa, and she insisted I put my green tea on her tab, as well as ordering Twiglets. […]

Freelancer Diaries: How to bounce back from a client breakup

As a freelancer, I live in a state of scarcity, as do many other self-employed people. Although I love this type of work and the freedom it gives me, I’ll be the first to admit that it comes with an underlying worry; worry that you will suddenly lose all of your clients, worry that you […]

Startup Story: Claire Dowd, Founder of X Events

Building a business doesn’t have to mean being lonely and overworked, as Claire Dowd shares with us in her Startup Story. The founder of X Events has gone from an employee at an events agency with over 8 years of experience, to starting and running her own agency focusing on incentive travel. Claire was named one […]

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