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).
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.
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.
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.
New year is not new year without resolutions, both personal and professional.
2020 was memorable for all the wrong reasons and its high time we put it very firmly behind us and look ahead with as much positivity as we can muster for the year ahead with our top 5 new year resolutions for freelancers.
There’s no denying it, 2020 has been the year from hell.
In terms of working from home the whole world has had a taste of your ‘normal’, but can they really comprehend the pressures that go with being a freelancer?
Need some help recognising nightmare clients?
Follow our advice to survive ghastly and ghoulish client behaviour this Halloween…
Perfect your pitch with our straightforward advice.
Polish up your portfolio and learn your clients’ lingo, it’s time to master a freelancing fundamental – the pitching process.
Take time away from your deadlines for a page-turner fit for professionals.
Kick back and flick through some of our favourite business literature…