Kindred HQ

Share our crowdfunding journey

Big news, Kindred crew.  We are crowdfunding! We started out two years ago, when our founder, Alex Butler decided that she was going stir crazy working at home all the time.  So, she persuaded a friendly creative hub – the wonderful Centre for Creative Collaboration – to give her space for a small group of… read more

Doug Richard shares his experience

Join the School for Creative start ups and KindredHQ for an inspiring evening with Doug Richard at London’s fabulous Hospital Club private members’ club. There has never been a better time, nor a better place to start a business, than right here, right now – whether it’s just you or you and your dream team!… read more

Our 10 rules for client satisfaction.

I found myself discussing the issue of clients several times this week.  It seems that all of us, however experienced we are have suffered from bad experiences with clients. Some of the stories I hear are toe-curlingly painful. The fact is that your clients don’t go to ‘be nice to your suppliers’ school.  You have… read more

Preparing yourself to go freelance

Sounds a bit harsh perhaps, but to be honest, that’s often how you can feel after leaving your corporate job.  You start your career with the very best of intentions, but find that 6 months into each job you can find that you’ve got very little in common with the culture.  So many people leave… read more

Find out why it makes a difference.

We struggle with the terminology here at KindredHQ.  You’ll notice that we use the words freelancer, independent, self-employed, being your own boss interchangeably.  That’s because we think that however you describe yourself, there’s a common attitude and feeling about the way we work that binds us together, and we don’t much go for labels.  (Except… read more

Know your freelancing p's and q's.

It’s a jungle out there and for those of you who are new to being your own boss, you face a whole new world of working etiquette.  Gone are the centuries old structures brought about by the hierarchies of corporate life. There’s no HR induction pack and you just have to work it all out… read more

The 4 signs that you are ready

Now we know that many of our readers are not, in fact, freelancers or independents.  Many of you are still in corporate life or employees.  This article is for you, because you may be considering the freelance life and, from where you are watching, it may seem like it’s a great escape plan from the… read more

Because you are worth it!

It is a startling fact that many freelancers don’t charge the right rates for the work they do. Why is that? So many of us stumble into freelancing unprepared for it, and when we start that first client project, we don’t know how to answer when someone asks us ‘how much do you charge?’ or… read more

It'll do you the power of good

I’m coming clean.  KindredHQ is on holiday.  Taking a break. The first proper holiday for some time, and it’s just a week or so, just on a staycation somewhere nice in the UK.  Just hanging out. The fact is that I’m as bad as the rest; I just don’t know when to take a break. … read more

Your freelance friends are here to help

Next Mastermind Group is on 28th July 2014 You spoke. We listened.  What the KindredHQ community really want is a way to spur each other on and share experiences of running their freelance business. What’s a Mastermind Group? You can’t beat the energy, commitment, and excitement of a Mastermind Group and we’ve adapted the tried… read more

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