Welcome to the IPSE Resource Library

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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Average Day Rates Guide

How much do others charge? This guide provides a breakdown of day rates by self-employed role. Once you know what others are charging, you'll be better equipped to set your own rates.

Project Planning Template

This project planning template aims to make it easy for freelancers to plan and manage their projects more effectively through the use of a Gantt chart.

Invoice Template

This invoice template includes everything you must have on an invoice. Use this template to clearly display to your clients what they're paying for, how much they owe, and when it needs to be paid by.

IPSE Cashflow template

This cashflow template is designed to help freelancers and self-employed professionals estimate and monitor their business income and expenses over a period of time.

Business Plan

Even though it’s just you in your business you should still have a basic business plan. This business plan will help you get into the nitty-gritty of what you need to make your business a success.

IPSE guide to setting rates

Many clients expect freelancers to have a fixed daily or hourly rate, but this isn’t the only option. There are lots of ways to design a list of tariffs for your services. This guide will help you prepare a convincing answer.

Statement of Work template

A Statement of Work defines what project-specific activities, deliverables and timelines you are agreeing on with your client.

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