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So, why are so many people choosing to be freelance?

More people are seeking a better life/work balance and turning their passions into paid jobs and the demand for flexible working is increasing, not just from workers but employers too. Hiring someone to do one off or part time regular freelance work is much more cost effective for a company than employing someone full time and outsourcing is becoming a more popular option for many businesses. In the UK three in five businesses say that it would be difficult to run their businesses without hiring freelancers.  Not all freelancers are leaving the so called rat race and following their passions into writing, music, and filmmaking or creating art for a living. Many freelancers are adapting their high flying city jobs being stuck in one city centre company office into a location independent opportunity. Freelancers used to be limited to writers and graphic designers and while these professions still make up the majority, due to the internet and improvements in technology such as video calls, the jobs now suitable for freelance work has greatly expanded to include social media managers, online tutors and even remote GPs / doctors. Face for Business has a number of remote doctors who use their call answering to capture new clients when they’re at appointments. It’s a win-win situation – the doctor is mobile, and calls are diverted to the answering service when they’re in with a patient.   Many freelancers have more than one job title, with some writers, for example, also being proof-readers, editors or marketers.

 

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Tablet computers, hands free gaming, hover boards and fingerprint recognition seemed way out there when Back to the Future hit our screens in 1985. As we sat watching in shell suits with cork screw perms, the idea of self-tying shoe laces and video calls seemed, well crazy, but fast forward two decades and we are more automated than ever.  If Marty McFly got things right in the film, many people are wondering what is next and whether robots belong to the future of business rather than real employees.  ATMs and self-scanners at the supermarket are just two obvious ways that technology has taken over traditional jobs. However, at Face for Business we simply don’t believe that everything can be done by robots and that for some roles, the human touch is needed.

 

 

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It’s been over a year since the UK public voted to leave the EU and what a year it has been.  As well as reaching a monumental crossroads for the country’s future, we have also seen an increase in terrorist attacks, a rise in inflation and an unexpected General Election that has led to the Conservatives joining forces with the DUP to secure power.  As a result of 24/7 news and social media posts, things feel a little out of control. It seems we have gone from an EU nation where we had the freedom to move and trade as we wished, to one that is in limbo, uncertain of where we go from here...

 7 reasons to use Face for Business' call answering service

Business is booming, the order book is full and your social media feeds are buzzing, but if you can’t get to the phone to speak to customers, you could have a problem on your hands.  While you might not be in the position to employ a member of staff, using a telephone answering service is an efficient, cost effective solution to ensure when the phone rings, a human is there to take the call.  At Face for Business we work with a range of clients from small start-ups to established national companies and offer each one a bespoke service that meets their needs.  If you are wondering if call answering is for you, let’s have a look at what it offers.