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(feature image: clarita via MorgueFile) Sometimes I low key miss the days in which wealthy families gave housing, food and money to artists in exchange of portraits and decoration. Or when posh people were pals with writers and let them stay in their house, gulp absinthe and write sonnets in the mountains. But you don’t […]

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The World Imposter Club

Times have not been swag at all. Not cool. Not coral. Not tubular or whatever kids say today. Between still hurting from a film fallout, being played like a violin twice by a large corporation which promised to employ me, a fresh medical diagnosis I have no idea how to control, and the illness and […]

Freelance Leicester Office

Incubate Leicester

Incubate LeicesterOne of the perils of being a freelancer is finding the perfect workplace. Your home is nice and cosy, but it can get pretty lonely. The café or pub is friendly and crowded, but you can’t always afford eating out or having a cuppa. Plus, things may get hella distracting if you end up developing a crush on the barista – as you do. [Click on title to read more…]

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Geeks vs Hipsters – Creative Coffee and Open Coffee Christmas Party

Traducción próximamente.Before it gets too late, a quick chronicle of yet another networking party. I mean, freelancing is lonely, isn’t it? So it’s always wonderful to hang out with fellow sole traders (soul traders?) and Small and Medium Enterprises. We don’t want our Christmas Parties to be in the style of Simon Armitage all the time.logo [Click on title to read more…]

Events Freelance Leicester

Seed Creativity Mingle with the Media

Traducción próximamente.Friday was a busy day in terms of networking and seeing familiar faces in Leicester. While the morning and afternoon belonged to Friendly Friday, the early evening was all about Seed Creativity‘s Mingle with the Media.Dan Lamoon and Jon Prest have worked together as founders of Seed Creativity since 2008. As well as being a creative design agency, Seed offers training for younger people who are eager to enter the industry. They work closely with De Montfort University, and they facilitate a module for third-year students. As part of this module, Creative Media Entrepreneurship, Dan and Jon arranged an event at the mezzanine of the Curve theatre where undergraduates and graduates could meet influential groups and potential leads. [Click on title to read more…]

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Let’s Talk Christmas Roadshow at Friendly Friday

Traducción próximamente.Friendly Friday has been around for a while helping to create connections between sole traders and small enterprises, sharing vital information and making networking happen. Thanks to them, many of us have made friends and acquaintances who eventually become clients and customers.On Friday, for their most recent edition, they organised a Christmas Roadshow instead of the usual meeting. Businesses and organisations offered their services at stalls all over Just the Tonic, the comedy club that has been renting its installations to Beckie Sanderson from Engage Multimedia (the mastermind of Friendly Friday) for the past few meetings. [Click on title to read more…]

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Pact Coffee: Cafecito latinoamericano de mi para ustedes

Después de toda la emoción de las aventuras en Londres la semana pasada, y con unas cuantas aventuras más adelante, mi labor estos días es tediosa y estresante: imprimir facturas y recibos para mi declaración de impuestos, llenar una forma para mi proceso de residencia, perseguir clientes para que me paguen, solicitar empleos… así que no esperen mucho glamour esta semana.En vez de eso, les daré café. Por una libra esterlina. Es como ir a Poundland, pero conseguir buen café gourmet. Nada de esas sobras cáducas de Douwe Egberts, conste. Cafecito de verdad. Material duro que los llevará a otra parte, que los hará sentir en casa si son latinoamericanos o, si no lo son, que los ayudará a comprender por qué estamos tan zafados sin necesidad de sustancias ilegales. [Click on title to read more…]

Freelance Lifestyle

Freelance: ventajas y desventajas

Como les he mencionado numerosas veces tanto en el blog como en el resto del sitio, soy una trabajadora independiente. Lo que conocemos como cuentapropista, comerciante individual y, para aficionados a los anglicismos, freelance. El estilo de vida freelance puede parecer atractivo, aterrador o las dos cosas. Sea cual sea tu postura, hay algunos factores que tomar en cuenta.freelance [Click on title to read more…]

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Music to listen at workMúsica para escuchar en el trabajo

They say music soothes the savage beast, and there ain’t more fearsome beasts than working beasts. For you and us, I bring a few recommendations for music to listen at work. I warn you, this is what I listen to, and if your personal tastes are different, feel free to listen to other things.

Favourite Artists

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