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Task Squad: Inspiring the next generation of freelancers

For a couple of years now, I’ve been thinking about the next generation of freelancers. Freelancing, in general, isn’t something taught in school. Career advice in general (there are exceptions) seems to be stuck in the dark stages at most schools. With unemployment on the rise, shouldn’t we be inspiring teenagers to look beyond office […] Read more…

Gift ideas for freelancers and home workers: part 3

Continuing the series of Christmas gift ideas for freelancers and home workers, this week includes a stylish laptop bag, a giant beverage and a handy bit of stationery. Over £50 It’s something of a cliche, but the Cambridge Satchel Company satchels are still one of the most in-demand bags of 2012 – and they’re the […] Read more…

Creating a Working From Home wardrobe

In an ideal world, those working from home would get up at the same time as everyone else, and don the same smart workwear and flawless hair and make up as the rest of the working world. But really, this seems like a terrible waste of an outfit when the only people that will see […] Read more…

Gift ideas for freelancers and home workers: part 2

Continuing the series of Christmas gift ideas for freelancers and home workers, this week includes two gifts perfect for a home office and one to make networking a more professional affair. Over £50 Roberts RD60 Revival DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio I have a beautiful Orla Kiely DAB radio, and the background noise of the radio […] Read more…

Gift ideas for freelancers and home workers

With Christmas just a few weeks away, I thought it might be nice to put together a Christmas gift guide for the freelancers or home workers in your life. Every Friday until Christmas, I’ll give you three products that would be perfect, in three different pay brackets – Over £50, £10-£50 and under £10. I’d […] Read more…

Flexi-working – Are Work From Home Fridays the answer?

With Nick Clegg outlining a proposal to give all workers the right to demand flexible working, I thought this infographic about Work From Home Fridays was worth a share. Flexible working has been available to parents for several years now, but Clegg is hoping to expand the concept to all workers, and therefore remove the stigma […] Read more…