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Chris Bohlin is the Director of Product for Grasshopper.

How To Get The Most Out Of The Gig Economy

An increasing number of people are joining the ‘gig economy’ and working on a job-by-job basis, giving them the flexibility to work whenever and whenever they want. But how can the growing self-employment trend help entrepreneurs who are just starting out? The Office of National Statistics estimates there are now 4.69 million self-employed people in the UK, making up 15% of the workforce. For many entrepreneurs there will be various opportunities where tapping into the skills of a freelancer is valuable to the business, although it’s important to understand the how’s and why’s of the gig economy.  Expanding The Team For most business owners who are in the early years or just starting out, surviving on a small budget is a rite of passage. Payroll can often take up a large chunk of the fixed...

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