Back to school for contractors and freelancers

Back to School

The kids are now well and truly back to school and most contractors and freelancers can breathe a collective sigh of relief at no longer having to remove Lego from their laptop every morning. But have you thought about going back to school yourself?

Not in the literal sense, of course – we’re not suggesting you head back to Mr Jones’s Year 11 maths class to refresh yourself on sine and cosine. Rather, have you thought about continuing your education and expanding your range of skills to improve your prospects as a contractor?

You may want to improve your knowledge of Excel, better your digital photography skills or even learn basic bookkeeping so you can manage your accounts more efficiently. You might even fancy starting that Masters or PhD to really make yourself an expert in your field. Whatever you want to do, there’s lots of choice out there.

If you haven’t, now is the ideal time to start thinking about it. One of the first things you need to consider (besides what you want to study) is what type of learning suits you best. Here, we weigh up the pros and cons of the two main options.

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Sportsmanship in contracting and freelancing

Sportsmanship

July 2018 is proving to be an epic month for sport. The British Grand Prix has sped past, Wimbledon has been served up, the Tour de France is kicking into gear, The Open will soon be teeing off and the Hockey Women’s World Cup is set to flick away. Oh, and there’s been some football on too but we’ve not heard much about that…

All this athleticism has got us thinking about notions of sportsmanship and what that means for contractors and freelancers in their professional lives.

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Productivity hacks for contractors and freelancers

Productivity Hacks

When you only have to answer to yourself, it’s easy to slip into an unproductive rut. Some days, Homes Under the Hammer is just too tempting. Others, you just can’t settle until the room has been dusted.

At Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance, we’ve spent years chatting to contractors and freelancers and productivity is often an issue that comes up. We’d like to share some of the advice we’ve picked up during that time and share it with you so you can be the most productive you’ve ever been.

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Have you achieved your contractor goals this tax year?

Contractor Goals

In our experience working with contractors and freelancers, many use the start of the new tax year to set goals for themselves and their business. These goals vary, from a desire to make a certain amount of money, to a wish to meet a certain number of new clients, to a commitment to networking, or even something as simple as updating their website.

This means that the end of the tax year is the perfect time to assess your goals and reflect on what you’ve achieved.

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When the going gets tough, Kingsbridge play dirty!

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The team at Kingsbridge will bring a whole new meaning to phrase ‘dirty weekend’ when they take on the South West Half Tough Mudder on 18th August 2018. Our Partnership and Marketing team will be donning their running gear, head bands and that trademark ‘can do’ attitude as they take on 5 miles of filthy terrain and 13 obstacles that include mud-kissing, climbing Everest and even a Shawshank tunnelling experience.

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