Outsourcing and Contracting

Outsourcing and hiring contractors can be the most efficient way forward for SMEs

Does your business need to save money but still require excellent results? Then outsourcing parts of your business or bringing in specialist contractors can produce outstanding work, while you cut down on costs. You also get the peace of mind that the work is in good hands. These articles provide guidance about what to look out for, whether you're a business owner or freelancer.

Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

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Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

If you're a small business owner who's scaling up, it's worth considering how you can free up valuable time by outsourcing business functions to freelancers and agencies

How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

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How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

Mark Halstead of Red Flag Alert shares his thoughts on the most effective approach for finding efficient and reliable suppliers for your business

What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

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What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

David Tattersall of Handpicked Accountants takes an analytical view of how Brexit and the IR35 Private Sector Reform will affect the self-employed in 2019

Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

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Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

With uncertainty around Brexit dominating headlines, here's how to keep your business prepared in the face of the unexpected

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

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How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

SMEs are turning to the gig economy for a permanent solution that can support innovation and deliver quality to clients. Cause4's Michelle Wright explores how

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

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The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant can deliver numerous benefits to a business, but there are a few things to consider before bringing a virtual PA on board

4 FAQs for Freelancers

4 FAQs for Freelancers

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4 FAQs for Freelancers

From long-term freelancing, to non-compete agreements and working from home, these four FAQs should help you understand your rights as a freelancer.

Dealing With Sub-Contractors

Dealing With Sub-Contractors

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Dealing With Sub-Contractors

It's important to remember that a sub-contractor isn’t an employee, so you can’t treat them as one. So how do you deal with them when it all goes sour?

How to Grow Your Sales Without all the Leg Work

How to Grow Your Sales Without all the Leg Work

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How to Grow Your Sales Without all the Leg Work

Our exclusive guide to finding relevant and strongly positioned resellers for your product, how to pitch them and key points you should know.

Cut Costs Via Outsourcing & Automation

Cut Costs Via Outsourcing & Automation

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Cut Costs Via Outsourcing & Automation

Outsourcing to experts and agencies, and using admin automation can help SMEs save money.