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3 Reasons to Separate Your Business Expenses from Your Personal Expenses
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3 Reasons to Separate Your Business Expenses from Your Personal Expenses

Read this short article on how to save your self-employed business time and money by separating your business expenses from your personal expenses.

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The Pain of Dealing With Late Payments
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The Pain of Dealing With Late Payments

The self-employed population contributes £271 billion to the UK economy - so why are so many still getting messed about when it comes to getting paid?

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The Top 5 Business Expenses You Didn't Know You Could Claim
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The Top 5 Business Expenses You Didn't Know You Could Claim

Time for your annual tax return for HMRC? We’ve created a list of the top five business expenses most commonly overlooked.

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Open Banking: The money revolution of the century
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Open Banking: The money revolution of the century

Coconut has won the final stage of Nesta’s Open Banking Challenge: Open Up. We’ve won £250k so far from the previous three stages. What does it mean for our customers? More here...

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Is a Rentable Workspace Right for You & Your Business?
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Is a Rentable Workspace Right for You & Your Business?

Rentable workspaces are making more appearances in some of the larger UK towns and cities. We speak to some industry players, as well as some people who have used this style of working.

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome When You’re Self-Employed
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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome When You’re Self-Employed

Katy Carlisle from Freelance Folk looks at how 'imposter syndrome' can affect people who are self-employed, and discovers what other freelancers and small business owners do when they’re doubting themselves.

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What Is It Really Like to Be a Digital Nomad?
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What Is It Really Like to Be a Digital Nomad?

What is living life as a 'digital nomad' really like? And why is this work revolution on the rise? Coconut speaks to three freelancers who have lived and breathed the lifestyle, and give their advice to those considering the leap.

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Planning for Taxes as a Freelancer
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Planning for Taxes as a Freelancer

Worried about filing your taxes as a freelancer? In this article, we’ll show you how to plan ahead so you can nail your self-assessment like a pro.

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How to Beat Procrastination – and the Science Behind It
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How to Beat Procrastination – and the Science Behind It

Can you ever avoid procrastination? We find out how to beat procrastination and why our mind constantly tries to distract us.

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Can I Ever Own a Home as a Freelancer?
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Can I Ever Own a Home as a Freelancer?

Can I get a mortgage as a freelancer? Yes. Will it be easy? No. But that’s not an exclusive issue for the freelancer demographic.

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25 Mistakes That New Freelancers Always Make
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25 Mistakes That New Freelancers Always Make

Freelancing can seem daunting, especially if you are going it alone for the first time. Making mistakes is part of any job, and freelancing is no different.

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How to Deal With a Client Who Doesn’t Pay on Time
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How to Deal With a Client Who Doesn’t Pay on Time

Most freelancers experience a client who doesn’t pay on time, especially those just starting out. So how do you deal with these clients?

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Banishing My Freelance Loneliness
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Banishing My Freelance Loneliness

Flying solo is pretty great. But how do freelancers look after their own mental health when it’d be all too easy to let the loneliness rule our lives?

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