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How to Throw a Christmas Party When You Are Self-employed

I love being self-employed. I love the freedom to pick my work hours. The freedom to drop everything and go to school events. The freedom to choose my clients and ensure they align with my values. But at Christmas it kind of sucks. No office party. No parties at all! No Secret Santa. No unflattering photos of you wearing reindeer antlers. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about being self-employed it’s that EVERYONE is usually having the same thought as you about self-employment.  I started Self-employed Team Building Socials because my small business chums were also looking for activities and…

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Rocky Horror Show World Tour Bournemouth Pavilion

It’s just a jump to the left, And then a step to the right, With your hands on your hips You bring your knees in tight. But it’s the pelvic thrust. They really drive you insane. Let’s do the Time Warp again. Let’s do the Time Warp again. Many a school disco and uncle’s wedding was spent doing the time warp, obviously, I knew the guy from the Crystal Maze (Richard O’Brien) wrote it and there’s a whole Glee episode dedicated to it but that’s the extent of my Rocky Horror Show knowledge.  When I asked my friends to join…

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7 Myths Around Self-employment

I’ve been self-employed since June 2008, which sometimes feels like a lifetime ago and sometimes last week! I’ve learnt a lot about myself, met some amazing freelancers, small business owners, written a book and won a few awards.  Although, it is estimated that 4.8 million people in the UK are self-employed* which accounts for around 15% of the working population, there are still so many myths around self-employment and working from home. *Stats from Gov.UK October 2018 7 Myths Around Self-employment :  Long Hours : HALF RIGHT. This is a hard one as sometimes I do work longer hours to…

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