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Post-GDPR: Are you paying a web designer?

Did you know that the freelancer that gets trashed the most by a client is a web designer? If you talk to the client and ask them what went wrong they’ll tell you that they didn’t get what they wanted. If you ask the web designer what went wrong it’s the client wanting everything for […]

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Outsourcing industry in the UK

Running a successful business requires you to be on your toes all the time, and finding the best way of increasing performance is an essential part of making sure everything operates smoothly. Outsourcing comes into light as a natural solution, especially if you are in need of solutions, yet you are unable to provide suitable […]

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How Should Small Business Approach Outsourcing?

According to a recent study, freelancers now make up 35% of the total US workforce. The trend in the UK is pretty much the same.  And how come the numbers keep on increasing? Well, that is mainly because numerous in-house jobs are now being widely outsourced. In fact, 300,000 job positions are outsourced annually, which […]

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Are your VA terms legal?

Did you know almost 40% of Virtual Assistants have no written terms of business?You must provide written terms ​The Provision of Service​s Regulations 2009  requires all service providers to provide specific information in writing. This is not just for Virtual Assistants! We offered a group of VAs a free review of their terms and found that:less […]

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Are you paying to damage your business?

I was chatting in a Facebook group this week when I saw this post: “Help, my client wants me to sign over the copyright A little later the same freelancer said “I was planning to bundle it all up under my own brand later Is this what you expect when you are outsourcing to a […]

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Web designing from beyond the grave?

Is your web designer immortal?I was chatting to a client this week who was tearing their hair out. Their much valued and loved web designer had unexpectedly died. Tragic for the family and friends. But, in a more mundane, way, tragic for my client. They had let the web designer purchase and download all the themes, pictures, […]

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The importance of having a substitute

Should you let your contractor send a substitute? You spent time and effort choosing the right contractor for your business.  So why would you want to accept a substitute and let someone else do the work? If you don’t allow them to send a suitably qualified replacement, that’s one factor HMRC will consider in deciding […]

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