Every business needs to be protected against legal issues, and your freelance business is no different!
Here is a short list of things the Freelancers Union
listed on their website and you should consider. We learned about it via the Freeletter of freelancing.eu
and gladly sharing this with you too.
are legally binding between the client and the business. If an issue arises in the working relationship, a contract will ensure your rights are protected and you can seek compensation. You can download the contact essentials on our website here
- Business Registration
can sound simple, but you need to make sure your business is properly registered and can run officially. Also make sure the name of your business and other elements aren't trademarked. Read about registration in the UK and Belgium here
- Business insurance
will depend on the type of work you do, but it can save you lots of time and money if any accidents happen. If you are freelancing in Belgium, Vanbreda
can help you find the right insurance.
If you are in the UK
offer a range of insurances for you to benefit from. You can request an insurance cover easily online.
Legal matters can seem frightening, but as long as you stay informed, you will be okay! It is always a good idea to talk to a legal expert, or get in touch with the experienced community at Charipickers
(contact Ian de Swart).