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Here you can find articles, guides and resources about topics relating to freelancing, sole traders and the self-employed. From insurance (for example professional indemnity, public liability or equipment insurance), to running your freelance business and more.

You can also find the most common FAQs answered by Dinghy and an entire dictionary of common terms used in the world of freelancing, insurance and business.

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How to combat late payments as a freelancer

Jul 9, 2020

Clients that pay late are a fact of life for all freelancers. But is the freelance community powerless? Dave Howell assesses the current late payment landscape and considers what all small businesses can do to protect themselves from late payments.   Keeping cash flowing through your business is critical for long term sustainability. Research by Intuit QuickBooks makes for worrying reading as it


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What to do when you lose your biggest client

Apr 23, 2020

Fiona Thomas, author of Depression in a Digital Age (2018) and Out of Office (2020), takes a look at what you can do if one of your biggest clients no longer requires your services. As a freelancer, I’ve always worried about losing clients. But recently, when I got the dreaded call, I was strangely calm. “We can’t afford to pay


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Zoom backgrounds – the funniest ones we’ve seen so far

Apr 16, 2020

Team Dinghy, along with most of the rest of the world, have been spending quite a bit of time on Zoom as of late. As a remote working company we were already somewhat familiar with the video-conferencing platform, but confinement and quarantine have ramped up our usage to new levels. Unless you’ve been living in a cave – and if


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