Freelancers and start-ups search far and wide for growth finance

Claire Kennedy of Beevers & Struthers tackles the topic of funding advice.

Entrepreneurial freelancers, start-ups and established small businesses are a key driver of growth in the wider economy through the production of pioneering products and their ability to recruit additional staff and if they’re unable to access and secure funding via schemes such as Funding for Lending it’s bad news for them and the economic prospects of UK plc as a whole.

This dramatic rise in those venturing forth on their own and wanting to know how to make their business work is reflected by an increasing demand for expert advice on funding.

www.freelancersandcontractors.co.uk

The interactive website acts as an online portal to allow users to upload and download accounting information and provide advice for freelancers and contractors on key issues including business start-up help, maximising pay, issues with tax, record keeping, retirement planning, health protection, and finally investment and mortgage advice. The range of people using this online tool as a source of information – anyone from those starting out to more experienced contractors – proves that tailored funding and how best to access and use it is of crucial importance if Britain is to improve its economic performance and avoid the dreaded prospect of a triple-dip recession.

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