Freelancers to do their bit on Small Business Saturday

Freelancers have double cause to celebrate Small Business Saturday (SBS) on Dec 7th - for they are not only the smallest businesses in the UK, but also enrich many SMEs who the event is aimed at.

Issuing this reminder yesterday, the UK’s freelance trade group said such independent workers should use the event to point out that they too are small businesses, on top of the fact that they often serve other small businesses.

“Freelancers are unique in that they have double cause for celebration on Saturday,” reflected the PCG. “Freelancers across the UK [should] get involved in Small Business Saturday in any way they can to showcase the amazing work they do.”

The group, which is dedicated to raising the profile of freelancing to businesses and policy-makers, recently found that more than eight out of ten SMEs believe freelancers add value to their enterprises.

But such self-employed workers also add flexibility to businesses; allow them to access skills they may not have internally and let the “peaks and troughs” of their workload be managed more effectively.

It is these ‘USPs’ of freelancers that such independent professionals are being called to disseminate on Small Business Saturday, in an online move that may even end up securing them work.

PCG’s Chris Bryce reflected: “If you are a freelancer and you have a twitter account, use the hashtag #smallbizsatuk and let everyone know the great job you are doing as one of the UK’s smallest of small businesses.”


4th December 2013

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