MPs Demand Over-50s Self-Employment Support

Over 50s who are out of work should be given support to start their own businesses, MPs have said.  A report by the Work and Pensions Select Committee has suggested a self-employment support programme could help reduce the level of economic inactivity in people over 50, as well as disabled people. The scheme, if implemented, would replace […]

035 How To Compete With Big Players

The great thing about being self-employed is being able to work with your choice of clients, but how can you compete with the bigger players in your industry?  As a one-person business it can be a struggle, especially if you’re up against firms that are well known and been around for years.  But it doesn’t […]

022 Using Your Entrepreneurial Mindset to Make Things Happen

Today we’re chatting with David Barker, who in his own words is an accidental entrepreneur.  We actually think he is a serial entrepreneur, but that’s not the point!  In 1994, David was one of the UK’s first internet entrepreneurs and we wanted to find out how to use your mindset to make things happen.  Cue […]

021 Surviving the Pandemic & Coming Back Stronger

Today we’re talking to technology entrepreneur David Barker about his experience of the pandemic as a contractor, how the loss of funding meant the closure the business he was contracted to, and also how he created new opportunities for himself.  It’s very interesting to hear about the different options facing David, and what led him […]

019 Going Freelance Mid-Pandemic

We all know that unfortunately many people have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, and a number of those have since gone on to set up their own self-employed business.  Today we’re chatting to one such successful entrepreneur, Jessica Ross, about her experience of setting up her business mid-pandemic.  When we invited […]

012 Help, I’m self-employed and don’t know where to start with marketing!

Have you recently set up your self-employed business and not sure where to start with marketing?  Or perhaps you’ve been going for a while and want to revitalise your approach to marketing?  Then you’ve come to the right place as we’re talking to the brilliant Christina Robinson, MD of marketing agency Green Umbrella, about making […]

000: All about self-employment – trailer episode

In this trailer episode, Julia talks about her background, why she has started this podcast, who it’s for, and the exciting line up of topics that she will be covering. She discusses the importance of self-employment to the UK, how it benefits both you and businesses, why you should go for it, and how we […]