A survey published by Development Economics and YouGov has revealed that one out of ten potential female entrepreneurs are not confident they have the necessary skills and know-how to start their own business or run a company.
Becoming a contractor is a great career choice for many people who seek flexible working hours and the chance to have their own business. For you too, a career as a contractor could bring the freedom to choose your preferred working hours and location. It also makes it possible for you to plan your workload around personal activities, such as watching your favourite sports.
Redundancy is difficult news and a tough challenge to face, but it is important to remember that the role is redundant, not you. While the news is devastating, it doesn’t have to be for long.
A report produced by Halogen in conjunction with CIPD (the professional body for HR and people development) has found that 24% of employees are seeking new employment opportunities.
Are you a construction worker who plans to remain in the industry in the future? If so, there are many ways that you can increase your earnings, including becoming self-employed. Many qualified construction workers choose to operate in this way rather than being permanently employed, as it gives them flexibility and more control of their finances in addition to increased earnings.
As the Director of your own limited company, you can claim expenses on costs you have incurred on certain business related items and activities. Are you aware of the limited company expenses you may be able to claim?
In your busy schedule as a contractor, you may sometimes find it a struggle to remain organised at all times and even find the time to plan ahead. Delivering your services to your clients may not give you enough time to organise your professional schedule, let alone your personal one.
Technology is constantly evolving, and emerging technologies are developing every day that could have the power to solve key problems and change the way we live. From potential cancer-curing technology to devices powered solely by radio signals, 2016 so far has been a year of technology milestones.
Are you thinking of becoming a contractor? Deciding on a career change is always challenging, and switching from permanent employment to contracting can seem intimidating. However, contracting can offer many benefits such as an increased earning potential, flexible working hours, job autonomy, and much more.
As a contractor with a limited company, having a good accountant is essential to operating your business efficiently and maximising your take home pay.