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Why failure can be more beneficial to you than success
Darren Roberts looks at turning the inevitable knock-backs as a freelancer to your advantage.

Setting up your business
There are four main ways that your freelance business could operate. Here we discuss the options to help you make the best decision on how you can structure your freelance business

Should I be Self Employed or a Limited Company?
To answer this question there are many different factors to consider but the one major factor that is likely to attract freelancers is the tax saving that can be made by trading through a Limited Company.

When should I use an Umbrella Company?
If you are only freelancing for a short period between permanent roles, or want to test the waters before setting up your own limited company, trading through an umbrella company may be a good solution. Freelance UK looks at how they work and what the benefits are.

Creating your limited company
This section gives you an overview of what you must do if you have decided to run your business as a limited company.

Running your limited company
This section briefly describes some of the main responsibilities involved in running your limited company.

Managing to succeed
Success in business means mastering the art of management. Of course most freelancers do not have staff or stocks, so they are spared the problems of man management and stock control. However they must still learn how to manage two main factors to succeed as a freelance worker.

Minimise your costs
Whilst the precise details of how a business can minimise its costs varies enormously according to the type of freelancing work it is involved with, there are nevertheless a number of techniques which can be used to good effect by all Freelancers.

The art of negotiation
The definition of negotiation is "to discuss with the goal of finding terms of agreement." In dealing with clients, suppliers or anyone else in the day to day running of a business, you will find yourself working towards agreeing terms in a whole host of different scenarios.

How to make your company more profitable
How to maximise your income.

Freelancers ask: how much should I charge?
Self-employed creatives continue to fret over how much they're worth.

Do you need commercial premises?
If there are reasons why you need to work in a separate office space away from home, how do you go about deciding what you need?

How to write emails and influence people
Email is one of the most convenient ways of communicating with your business contacts. It is direct and fast but can often rub people up the wrong way if you ignore some unwritten rules of email etiquette. Obviously all scenarios differ, so this article is intended as a guide only.

Companies House Forms
A collection of the most often used Companies House forms including Appointment of Director or Sectretary, Change of Particulars for Director or Secretary, Change of Registered Office and more.

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