The latest figures from the Cabinet Office reveal that during 2013/14, the government increased expenditure given directly to smaller companies and contractors. They show a total of £11.4 million has been spent on helping to support the UK's small-to-medium sized businesses (SMEs) over the past two years. (more…)
We've all been there at some point in our lives, you agree to something only to spend a couple of restless nights feeling as though it just isn't quite right. Yes, being unsure about something and getting cold feet can be a pretty stressful situation to deal with, but it is not the end of the world. There are a variety of reasons as to why a freelancer may decide that they are unsure about a project, for example the timing in which they are expected to complete it seems too short and they are aware that they will not deliver to the best of their ability, which in turn could hinder their reputation. At other times, it can just be a gut instinct which simply says that this isn't right. (more…)