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IPSE provides guides, tips, tools and templates for you to use to help run, manage and protect your business. We add to these daily and update them on a regular basis.

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Managing your time as a freelancer

Freelancing can be a great way to expand your skill set and do what you love. But when you start being your own boss, you also need to learn how to manage your time effectively.

Go with the flow: adapting to change as a freelancer

As a freelancer, it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and changes and learn how to adapt.

Why I chose the self-employed route

Freelance personal assistant and bespoke planner designer Monique Basil-Wright discusses the benefits of freelancing, how she got into it and why she never plans on going back to full-time employment.

Flower power and the way to a blooming business

Paper flower entrepreneur Clare Davies talks marketing and making it on your own including how to charge clients, managing cash flow and top tips for freelancers.

Starting out as a young freelancer

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

Overcoming challenges

IPSE's Freelancer of the Year 2016, Emmeline Pidgen shares how she overcomes the challenges of freelancing.

Finding your first client

Copywriter Kelly Gilmour-Grassam, director of Making You Content Ltd, explains how she went about securing her first clients.