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The Beginners Guide to Web Design: Everything You Need To Know

Websites. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. The simple fact is, in today’s digital economy, you need a website to ensure that your business thrives, grows and remains profitable. A professional and eye-catching website is an essential requirement for all businesses, regardless of their size. Ensuring that you have a fantastic website should be your top priority. For ... Read More »

Thinking About a Career in Legal?

Thinking about a career in legal? Or becoming a solicitor or barrister? This guide should be able to help. If you are thinking about becoming a solicitor or barrister there a few things that you need to consider. The legal system in England and Wales does not always clearly define the differences between the two roles, however you need to ... Read More »

Quit Your Day Job and Earn Thousands as a Personal Tutor

link to image source As the UK job market has been declining significantly over the last few years, many residents are now looking for new and innovative ways of providing themselves with a source of reliable income without relying on traditional employers. That said, quitting a day job can seem like a very dangerous and unpredictable more, but with enough ... Read More »

What Do You Have To Do To Become A Contractor?

Students as well as others who want to become contractors and build their own businesses should first find out how they can become a contractor. It is a goal that anyone can achieve, though it takes some time and experience. However, a career as a contractor can be a lucrative one. The steps involved in becoming a contractor, right from ... Read More »

Freelance: The Way Forward In IT?

Are we seeing the end of the concept “Job for life”? If yes, is freelance work and contracting the way forward when it comes to information technology? The option of working as a contractor or a freelancer is always open for experienced IT professionals. The main reason as to why many of them take up contacting is that it presents ... Read More »

How to Market Yourself as a Freelancer

It is great to be a freelancer as you will be your own boss and you can take up projects that you are interested in working on. However, you need to market yourself well in order build a good clientele. As a freelancer, you have to be an expert in your own field as well as marketing your skills. Set ... Read More »

Limited Company Vs Sole Trader

The legal setup of the business that you are planning to start is a big aspect that you need to decide. It is better to seek the services of a qualified accountant, if you are not quite sure about such matters. Benefits Sole Trader vs. Limited Company Most businesses make losses in the initial stages. If you have left a ... Read More »

New Accounting Advice Site For IT Contractors

Contract Eye Limited, a publisher of business information, has launched a brand new microsite ITCA, specifically meant for IT contractors based in the United Kingdom. This is useful for those contractors who find it necessary to hire services of specialist accounting firms. Contract Eye Limited is a highly sought after business information provider in the United Kingdom for contractors and ... Read More »

New Recruitment Rules: How Do They Affect Umbrella Companies?

In the United Kingdom, new laws that have come into force from October 2012 last year require employers to enrol their employees automatically into a pension scheme. Additionally, it is also mandatory that the employers pay minimum pension contributions to the employee’s pension fund. The minimum contribution to be made by the employers starts initially at 1% and subsequently increases ... Read More »