You're the Business
Anna Codrea-Rado

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Narrated By: Anna Codrea-Rado

Duration: 9 hours and 2 minutes

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Are you your own boss? No idea where to turn for help? This is the guide for you.

The 9-5 isn't the only way to make a living. More and more of us are becoming freelancers, side-hustlers or creative entrepreneurs, drawn to flexible working, a better work-life balance and a greater sense of self-worth - all on our own terms. But once you've decided to strike out on your own, the reality dawns on you: where can you turn for help? How do you deal with a knotty client problem alone? What does "payments on account" even mean?

That's exactly how Anna Codrea-Rado felt when she first went freelance. But now, having documented the hard-won lessons and mistakes made along the way in her popular newsletter The Professional Freelancer, she knows what makes up a successful freelance career. Based on these personal experiences, her candid advice has already helped thousands of people - from florists to accountants - gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to thrive. And now you can too.

From finding clients and setting rates, to saving for taxes and dealing with insecurities, You're the Business will help you build a long-lasting career you love. Packed with everyday examples and transformative insights, this book will remind you that although you're now going it alone, you don't have to be alone.

© Anna Codrea-Rado 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


Business and Management, Small businesses and self-employment, Business negotiation

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Brilliant, incisive and empowering. Essential reading for anyone going it alone

Laura Jane Williams

Anna combines business acumen and a deep understanding of what makes freelancers tick. This makes for a book that is filled with practical advice laid out in a way that means you'll actually follow it. It's an indispensable guide for freelancers everywhere.

Harriet Minter

I've always wondered why they don't teach you how to set up and run a successful business, in school. If they did, this would be the textbook.