Category Archives: Business Employment

Carrington Blake Accountancy – December Newswire

The New iPad Pro - Good Enough For Business? Apple has just released its new iPad Pro, which it refers to as "the future of computing". So, is Apple's latest and greatest tablet good enough to replace your business laptop with? The new 2018 iPad Pro has a sleek new design and is available in 11-inch and 12.9-inch screen sizes. There is no home button and, like the latest iPhones, you can unlock the device using facial recognition or by typing in a pin code on the screen. This new iPad Pro features Apple's latest A12X Bionic processor which makes it as powerful as most business laptop computers. With this amount of power you might imagine that battery life is reduced. However, the new iPad Pro offers a battery life of up to about 12 hours. The screen...

Self-Employed, Freelancer or Starting a Micro Business? Which one are you?

SELF-EMPLOYED, FREELANCER OR STARTING A MICRO BUSINESS? Did you know that almost one in seven people in the UK are self-employed? You might also classify self-employment as “freelance work”. UK research suggests that 30% of those who work in the media call themselves “freelance”. Research by Skills Development Scotland noted that the creative sector is dominated by sole traders, micro and small businesses. Approximately 13,500 businesses employ 0 to 49 employees and accounted for nearly 98% of the total number of businesses in 2014. This is an increase of 35% in the number of small and micro businesses since 2009. So why start a micro business or become self-employed? The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) conducted a survey in which 27% of people who moved into self-employment within the last 5 years said they...
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