Article archive on Small Business UK about becoming a freelancer and freelancing advice. Topics covered include how to start freelancing, getting paid, securing work, networking, contracts and related subjects.


Freelancers continue to struggle with bad debt

UK freelancers are owed an average of £5431.03 in late payments, with 36 per cent borrowing from a payday loan firm to cover a shortfall.


Freelancers integral to UK economy, finds study

Freelancers' contribution to the UK economy soared to £109 billion in 2015, according to research.


How to get a mortgage as a freelancer

If you're looking to make a purchase on your first property and you're self-employed, how can you maximise your chances? Darren Fell looks into the matter.


Freelancers and smallest companies getting hit in the pocket 

The UK's freelancers and micro-businesses only get paid for two-thirds (69 per cent) of the work they should be paid for.


Freelancers lack confidence in business outlook and economy 

A study from self-employment support body IPSE shows freelancers' confidence is at its lowest level since the organisation began surveying.


Freelancers could account for half of working population in five years

Half of people in work will be operating in a freelance capacity by 2020, research predicts.

Sole trader

Sole trader: Freelance consultant 

Jo Turnbull is a freelance SEO consultant, providing online marketing advice to small and medium-sized businesses. She talks about starting up on her own after being put out of a job.

Employing & managing staff

Are freelancers entitled to holiday pay?

If I use a self-employed freelancer, but have paid them for regular hours each week for more than a year, are they entitled to holiday pay?

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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