11 must have books for freelancers

We all need some extra stimulus from books sometimes, particularly when we are wrestling with a presentation or simply trying to come up with a name and idea for our business. We’ve put together a list of the top 11 books that we turn to at different stages in our freelance career and we’ve reviewed […]

Relight my fire

“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts the moment you get up and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.” ~ Robert Frost How is it that talented, creative people join organisations only to have the creative spark extinguished within days of starting?  After all, most companies start with an entrepreneur with an […]

Creative? We need you to lead us

Two things happened this week to make me sit down and write this post. The first was an article in a small business magazine about creative people and business planning. In the most patronising tone, it implied that we creative folk are unlikely to be good at planning.  Big generalisation I would think.  It may […]

What if money were no object?

Imagine what would happen if you took that out of the equation. You’d make very different choices, wouldn’t you? I was directed to this beautiful film this week by a number of our readers this week and I wanted to share it here on the blog. Because if you are having a day of confusion, […]

Getting back to you.

Alex Butler ponders the after effects of redundancy and wonders why more people don’t choose to go freelance. Do you remember your first meeting with a career consultant, probably back at school?  Mine was a funny affair.  In a high achieving school, let’s say I wasn’t in the Top 10 percent for exam grades.  I […]

Your time is precious

In this updated version of a previous post, Alex Butler  urges you to prioritise your dreams. I have a cautionary tale for those of you who are reaching for your own stars.  It’s about why it is so important to prioritise time to build your dream. Once upon a time, you had an idea, one […]

Stories of Soho

In this latest highly absorbing personal story, we introduce the talented diarist and author, Clayton Littlewood. KindredHQ catches up with Clayton in sunny Soho to hear his personal stories of freestyle life in London’s Soho.  The interview starts with an answer to the question many of us have always wanted to know: ‘What is the […]

A homeworker’s SOS

I haven’t been out for a few days.  As I walked out this morning with slightly bleary eyes.  I wasn’t even sure what temperature it was outside. Let alone whether I would be able to speak coherently. Ordinarily, I’m what you might call a gregarious type.  I love the company of other people.  And it’s […]

Nothing is impossible

More time than I can remember ago, I walked through the famous glass doors of Saatchi and Saatchi at 80 Charlotte Street in London as a new grad trainee. Now it is true to say that Saatchis in those days was famous for many things, including trying to buy the Midland Bank. But mainly, the […]