Posted: Wed 21st Nov 2012
Estimates suggest that Britain's 1.6 million freelancers contribute Â£82 billion to the UK economy. What better way to celebrate the contribution of this growing army of independents to our national business environment than a National Freelancers Day (NFD)?
Today is National Freelancers Day. Organised since 2009 by the Professional Contractors Group, NFD promotes the freelance way of life - and work - with events, news and information for freelancers, contractors and consultants of every stripe. This year they've also produced a series of six five-minute videos outlining the benefits of freelancing and how to manage a freelance way of working. We've featured on below - you can view the full set of freelance videos on the NFD website. You can also join in the day by attending an event, joining the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NFD2012, playing the quiz or filling out the freelance survey. With growing workplace mobility, expansion of enabling technology and more opportunities opening up for independent professionals, there's never been a better time to be a freelancer! Join in with National Freelance Day and find out exactly what the benefits are.
Video: The flexible, agile workforce
Get involved with National Freelancers Day
Joint the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NFD2012
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