January is a time of year where many decide to leave work and pursue their own business. We've listed ten questions you'll find useful to explore the answer to before starting day one.
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Don't fall for articles suggesting "THIS ONE THING ALWAYS WORKS" or the "MUST DO TECHNIQUE USED BY ALL CEOS"... Finding things that work for you takes a bit of exploration and support. Read.
Our growing list of communities who welcome and support freelancers - and could help you to feel less isolated. Read.
Belonging to a community where you can listen and learn from others who are on similar journeys is a powerful part of your support network. Read.
We spoke to award winning digital innovation agency Gravity Road about how and why they believe supporting freelancers really matters. Read.
For Mental Health Awareness Week - our newest guide tackles an issue that over 70% of freelancers face - feelings of isolation, disconnection and loneliness. Read.
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Matthew Knight, founder of the freelancer support community Leapers, explains why we should all be doing more to support the mental health of our independent workers. Read.
Take a strategic approach to time off by writing yourself a holiday policy, a useful document outlining your minimums time off, frequency of time off, and boundaries for protecting your time off. Read.
Whilst all clients and employers could do more to support their freelancers, often even the very least is missing - so Leapers is here to help. Read.
Remembering to capture and share the little wins, the small steps not just the big milestones, is an important part of building up resilience, maintaining motivation and being more aware of the continual progress we make as independent workers. Read.
Working for yourself can be rewarding, but it comes with a unique set of challenges.
We’re here to remind and encourage and support freelancers, the self-employed and small business owners to invest in the most important part of your business. You.
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Our collection of resources to working well during the pandemic not just for the self-employed.
Tips and techniques to look after your mental health when freelancing and self-employed.
Conversations with freelancers about their experiences of mental health and working for themselves.
We work with anyone who is creating better experiences for the self-employed, or wants to.
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