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The Path to Prosperity

This new piece of research by IPSE and Sherpa sheds light on the financial welfare of the self-employed and the measures to ensure that self-employment is a sustainable, fulfilling and financially rewarding way of life.

Freelance business planner

A planning tool for anyone thinking about being a freelancer or starting a self-employed business.

Starting out as a young freelancer

Web developer, Liam Charmer shares personal insights into being a young freelancer.

IPSE Guide to winning work

IPSE Guide to Winning Work focusses on tips and advice to help you grow your business no matter what industry or sector you work in.

Eight ways to upskill the self-employed

'Eight ways to upskill the self-employed’ makes wide-ranging recommendations to equip the self-employed with the tools to adapt and thrive in an evolving economy.

Freelancer Confidence Index Q2 2018

The survey measures overall trends in the market for freelancers in order to identify inflationary pressures, business confidence, and an overview of freelancers’ perception of general economic conditions for Q2 of 2018.

The Way to Wellbeing

This report offers a new way of looking at self-employed wellbeing based on overall life satisfaction. It considers self-employed people’s overall life satisfaction, based on their subjective assessments of various aspects of their lives – including jobs, income, health, family life and leisure.