In Good Company

5 inspirational UK entrepreneurs to look out for in 2017

It’s that time of year when anyone responsible for award ceremonies begins to round up the finalists and start engraving statuettes. While we’re not offering any awards ourselves (not yet, anyway), we’re always interested in how the UK’s freelancing and entrepreneurial communities are getting on. With that in mind, we caught up with Yessi Bello Perez – a journalist Tech […]

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Meet the Hubsters: How hotdesking is escaping the cities

Back in November, inflation in the UK hit its highest level in two years, prompting IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) to release public statements of concern. “There has been downward pressure on freelancers’ average day rates in the past quarter,” said their economics adviser, Lorence Nye, “with more than half of freelancers also […]

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Startup stories: may the Force be with them…

Here on The Life Hub, it’s not all tax and freelance advice. Occasionally we like to chat with some of our clients and find out a bit about how they’ve made a success of their businesses. So this week we travelled to a galaxy far, far away (West London) to find out about AC Worldwide, a company […]

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New York passes ‘Freelance Isn’t Free Act’, UK responds with #NoFreeWork

The internet offers freelancers many things, from tools with which to do their work through to sites that help them find that work. It also helps them to come together as a community, and never more so than this week. The international freelance community has been in full voice over the last few days, initially celebrating the ‘Freelance Isn’t […]

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“Flexible working will become the norm” – we chat with Vodafone’s Nick Wilsdon

Last week we looked at how the ‘gig economy’ is benefitting the country’s freelancers. In a follow-up interview, we chat with digital marketing guru, Nick Wilsdon – founder of E3 Business Incubator and Global Channel Optimisation Lead at Vodafone Group. For two decades, Wilsdon has been recognised as an expert in search engine optimisation, being one […]

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How we grew our business, and how we can help you grow yours

Following the great feedback our very own Lauren Monks got for her last Life Hub article, we thought we’d see what other gems she had up her sleeve. In this week’s piece she recalls how My Accountant Friend got its start, how the business grew, and how they can help you to grow yours without having […]

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Startup stories: Innovation Birmingham and the Midlands tech scene

Last month, as part of The Life Hub’s ‘Startup Stories’ series, we took a look at the burgeoning Belfast tech scene. Not wanting to ramble too far through the alphabet, this month we’ve been to the Midlands to talk to the people running the Innovation Birmingham Campus. With 40% of the population under 25 years of age, […]

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5 facts about the UK’s freelance workforce – 2016

June 9th was bright and sunny here in the UK – the ideal weather to celebrate National Freelancers Day. The annual event is a bit of fun concocted by the good people over at IPSE to help promote what, if Twitter is anything to go by, looks like nothing short of The Good Life. And the stats […]

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Startup stories: AppAttic and the Belfast tech scene

Think tech startups in the UK, and it’s likely that you’ve already got a mental geo-tag placed somewhere around Shoreditch. As London grows ever-more expensive, however, an increasing number of these companies are looking elsewhere, often to one of the Big Bs – Birmingham, Bristol or Belfast. At MAF, we’re always keen to hear stories from our friends […]

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