IPSE member Grace Abell and the value of IPSE advice
- 10 Sep 2020
IPSE member Grace Abell is a freelance graphic designer based in York. Her high-end designs have reached globally renowned brands such as National Geographic and University of York. In recognition of her wealth of expertise, she won the Business Innovation category at the Women Mean Business Awards in 2019.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, IPSE’s guidance for the self-employed has been a lifeline for Grace. “Their advice on business support is well-informed and clearly written. IPSE understands that business owners don't have the time to be delving through Google results for relevant, helpful and unbiased information,” she says.
"IPSE's advice on business support is well-informed and clearly written. IPSE understands that business owners don't have the time to be delving through Google results for relevant, helpful and unbiased information."
While Grace’s bookings calendar is looking promising, she believes the biggest challenge to her business will be planning for growth after coronavirus: “Bookings are coming in, but I only know what's happening in the next few weeks. I'd love to be delivering longer-term projects again.”
Having reaped the benefits of IPSE’s support for the self-employed during the pandemic, Grace recently renewed her membership. She also switched her payment plan: “It was very easy. IPSE informed me by email of when to expect payments to leave my account, and I received support on the phone when I wanted to change from an annual to a monthly payment plan.”
Many self-employed workers like Grace benefit from IPSE’s comprehensive advice. Visit IPSE’s coronavirus hub for more information.
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