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Safety for female freelancers and sole traders

This article is based on my experiences as a female freelancer in Australia, and is directed at other female and female-identifying freelancers; however, some of the safety risks/strategies mention...

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OHS for self-employed consultants

Consultants and other self-employed people who work from home-based offices have to look after their own Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and make sure they maintain a safe workplace, whether i...

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Four tips for work-life balance when working from home

If you are your own boss and/or work from home, you can keep your work and life in balance by sticking to these simple rules: 1) schedule in regular time off and stick to it; 2) when at work, opera...

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How to maintain confidentiality

Many people work in positions where they have access to their clients’ private information and maintaining their clients' confidentiality is essential. If you're a manager or owner/operator of...

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VSBC: saving small business

I'm sharing this story, of how the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) helped me to resolve a problem, to other small business owners in Victoria so that if you ever find yourself in a fi...

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June Tax Tips

It's June again. For sole traders, freelancers and other small businesses, as soon as the calendar flips over to June it's time to work out your tax liability for this financial year, your expecte...

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Contractors – make sure you meet ATO requirements

Freelancers, contractors and subcontractors, and all businesses or companies that hire contractors, need to be aware of the Australian Tax Office (ATO) definitions of 'contractor', as opposed to 'e...

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The six C’s of starting up a business

The six Cs you need to successfully start up a new business are: Creativity Common sense Courage Commitment and resilience adaptability to Change Communication skills. 1. Cre...

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Taking a Claytons Break

Most freelancers, sole traders and small business owner/operators rarely take a total break from their work because they are worried about losing potential clients and jobs while they're not lookin...

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Debriefing and confidentiality

Maintaining confidentiality If you're working in a position where you've got access to your clients' private information it's essential to maintain confidentiality in regard to your clients and th...

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