Anyone who has developed a web front end, for a site or a web app, knows that handing over the code isn’t the end of the story. I’ve been involved in projects that seem to never end, and during the lifetime of the project, there seems to be endless maintenance. This is great if you’ve … Continue Reading
Human Resources is probably one of the most contract intensive parts of an organization. HR contracts cover so many areas of working life, from employment and consultancy to documents like policy agreements. This intensity of contract use is becoming even more of a burden on the HR department as the way we work changes. In … Continue Reading
I’ve mentioned in previous posts a phrase that is useful to keep in mind for life in general, and also when creating, and negotiating, a contract. The phrase is ‘Keep It Simple, Simon” or KISS. If you’re a freelance graphic designer then you’ll no doubt want to focus on your core business, creating great graphics, … Continue Reading
In part 1 of this two-part series, we talked about what automation meant for the small business and the creative agency. We looked at the various types of automation that you can use in your business, and the ways in which it helped to make your business more streamlined and efficient.
Talking about automation as … Continue Reading
This is the first in a two part series of articles on task automation for small business, and in particular for the creative industries. This first article will look at what automation actually is and where it can be applied. In our follow up article we will look at the various tools out there that … Continue Reading
As freelance developers we are innovators and we like to create and build things. If we’d been born in the 30s we would have been the sorts of people who invented stuff in our backyard.
So, as developers we like to look at ways in which we can improve our product; add beneficial features, add-in … Continue Reading
Creatives are just that…creative. Most of us in freelance design really don’t like to get involved in the minutiae and the grind of certain business tasks. Contract negotiation is one such task. You have to read through boring legalize and make sure that you don’t miss anything vital in the clauses. But when you work … Continue Reading
I am always on the lookout for anything that makes my life easier. My Nespresso machine (other brands are available) is a case in point. Where it used to take me ages to make a decent coffee in the morning using my older, more manual, coffee maker, now, I push the pod in, press the … Continue Reading
A recent survey has found that 53 million Americans are now freelancing, earning $1 trillion dollars last year. Behind many of the jobs freelancers are doing lies the art of contract negotiation. Sometimes, such as in the case of freelancing portals, those contracts are negotiated on your behalf by the portal itself. But in … Continue Reading
Anything that can help us to make our small business lives more efficient is a welcome addition. In my job, I often find that email discussions and instructions can result in lost information and misunderstandings.
Collaboration tools like contract management systems are one of those software solutions that were invented by people who had come … Continue Reading