A helping hand for new freelancers
This week sees a new publication launched by the Professional Contractor’s Group (PCG) which is designed to help freelancers get started – something which could be especially useful, as it coincides with the announcement that the Government is winding up Business Link, which would previously have been a source of useful information on ‘going it alone’.
The 80 page eBook called ‘A Guide to Freelancing’ provides a ‘roadmap to successfully running a freelancing business’ and is designed to help not only new freelancers but also those who have been working in this way for a while but may still have new things to learn. The guide is based on the PCG’s 10 years of experience in helping freelancers to solve problems and is designed to guide readers through essentials such as marketing, PR, compliance, managing cashflow, dealing with tax and bookkeeping, as well as how to win new business and to manage it once you have won it! The PCG describes it as ‘an interactive resource, which is jam-packed full of business advice and tips for the UK’s 1.4 million freelancers’.
The PCG said that, at the least, the eBook ‘does the ground work for freelancers, allowing them to get on working with clients rather than having to juggle them alongside having to learn everything from scratch without help’. It also said that, thanks to the group’s forum, members and associates, the guidance ‘combines thousands of years of freelancing wisdom’. PCG Managing Director John Brazier also added, “Our core mission is to ensure that freelancers get support and advice in every stage of running their freelance business.” You can’t ask for more than that!