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Here at Velocity Towers we pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest business news and events affecting our virtual office clients. Catch up with the latest articles and our take on happenings around the Velocity planet…

Finding financial freedom

For many people, finances can be a scary topic and one which has been compounded by increased inflation, not to mention the global pandemic, which has affected so many people’s livelihoods.

When looking at your personal finances it can be a minefield, never knowing how much to spend and what you should be saving, but with these few handy tips, it doesn’t have to be scary. You’ll be on your way to financial freedom in no time.
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The billion-pound digital nomad

In 2019 techpreneur Johnny Boufarhat launched Hopin, an online conference-hosting platform. Starting out with just six employees, he now employs more than 650 people.

Of Lebanese origin, Boufarhat, who was born and raised in Australia and moved to the London as a teenager, is now the UK’s youngest self-made billionaire at the tender age of just 27-years-old. Having recently secured $400m of investment, Hopin is now valued at a very impressive $5.65bn (£4.05bn).
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Bill Gates’ essential summer reads

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has shared the 5 books he’ll be reading over the summer, including a memoir, a corporate leadership read and a Pulitzer prize winner.

Posting on his personal blog, the billionaire has recommended five books which share a common theme, that being the idea of conflict between man and nature, unsurprising given Gates’ passion for solving the climate crisis and in the wake of the chaos caused by the pandemic.
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3 quick fixes to relieve desk-related aches and pains

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Long hours at your desk playing havoc with your posture? Try these quick fix stretches to ease those aching muscles.

The rest of the world have now become all too familiar with the reality long faced by freelancers that when working from home you tend to spend way more time at your desk than you do when you are at an office.
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Renaissance your résumé

You may not be aware, and why would you be, that the first CV in documented history was written by someone we would now regard as needing no introduction – the grand master himself, Leonardo Da Vinci.

As UK jobs postings return to pre-pandemic levels, it might be time to dust off your CV and you would do well to take some tips from the Renaissance genius who, wishing to market himself in 1482 to the Duke of Milan, penned, or rather quilled, a manuscript detailing his capabilities and achievements.
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Is your imposter syndrome actually making you better at your job?

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Imposter syndrome has long been seen as a detrimental condition, certainly by those who feel it, but this lack of confidence could actually be to your advantage.

Those of us who occasionally suffer from imposter syndrome – that unnerving feeling that our abilities are being overestimated by other people – might believe that such lack of confidence is a hindrance to potential success. Thinking of ourselves as unworthy and worrying that someone will one day see through our charade piles on pressure in the work arena.
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Top tips for perfect email etiquette

Email makes us more efficient right?

Not necessarily, according to research by productivity software provider Boomerang.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of email. Its inventor, Ray Tomlinson, declared at the time that it was “a complete revolution, fundamentally changing the way people communicate.” He wasn’t wrong. Fifty years on the average worker sends and receives around one hundred emails a day but many of us consider them to be one of our biggest time wasters.
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How to be an indispensable freelancer

All businesses desire to establish mutually beneficial, long-standing relationships with clients, and its no different for freelancers.

The gig-economy has skyrocketed during the pandemic with huge numbers of workers turning to freelancing, and not necessarily as a result of losing their jobs. Many are simply trying to earn some extra cash by maximising the extra time they have on their hands.
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BE Offices extends virtual events programme to its virtual clients

All Velocity Virtual clients have been invited to sign up to our free health, wellness and fitness programme, run by MobGroup.

Team MOB is made up of some of London’s leading health and wellness experts, each with their own niche, but together they cover all the key areas to help clients prioritise and optimise their wellness from the convenience of their own homes.
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Top tips for tip-top freelancer organisational skills

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You are your own boss but are you bossy enough with yourself and do you have the self-discipline to be as organised as you know you should be?

You’re a freelancer and you’re brilliant at what you do. You love the independence it gives you, although sometimes you might feel you could do with a little less of the inconsistency in your workload and the occasional uncertainty about where the next job is coming from.

Of course, your clients aren’t aware of the fact that you are juggling quite a few of them at the same time, you do it so well, but in the meantime paperwork is piling up, the expenses file is getting out of control and the HMRC self-assessment deadline is looming.


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