Freelance Economy

The Freelancing Life: The Best and Worst of Times

Jessica Furseth | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Furseth

Flexible work hours may be on the rise, but anyone who ventures out during rush hour traffic could be excused to think otherwise. The freedom to break out of these patterns is often a key motivator for freelancers, as it was for me too.

The Freelancing Life: Three Steps to Get Things Started

Jessica Furseth | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Furseth

I'll be the first to admit it: leaving a safe, reliable in-house job in the midst of a recession doesn't seem like the smartest thing to do. Especially considering I knew nothing about working for myself, and the thought of selling my own work on a daily basis felt a little bit terrifying.

Stop Fighting Mythical Dragons George and Let Small Businesses Roar

John Brazier | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics
John Brazier

In the run up to yesterday's budget I called on the Chancellor to come out fighting for the UK's smallest businesses, a sector that contributes £82 billion to the UK economy annually - freelancing. As the dust settles on the Budget, how well did the Chancellor do?