Going Self-Employed at Forty-something, collaboraton in coworking & championing employment for prisoners
Hello I’m Jamie. I’m an Indycube member working out of Cardiff Trade Street and until twelve months ago I’d never really thought about being self-employed. But then the university where I worked went through a large redundancy programme and it was clear that if I stayed, I may have found myself in a role that I wouldn’t have been happy with. So I took the plunge and left.
Make the most of your online content with these top tips
Content, particularly online content like blog posts, videos, social media posts (including social cards and infographics) and even podcasts are all important ways to share your message, be it personal, branded or both.
Need a Virtual Landline, international number or business phone system? Get 30% OFF with your IC Membership
DMC is a Manchester-based company specialising in Business Phone Systems. We've partnered with DMC to bring you 30% OFF their services, including standard business phone numbers, local, international and geographic numbers, the ability to make and recieve calls wherever you are in the world, and answer calls via your laptop.
The Bank Job on The One Show
The Bank Job is a daring new project running out of IC Walthamstow, designed to wipe out dangerous and predatory local debt.
Galaxias Tech at IC Swansea
In December 2017 and January 2018, Galaxias Tech spent time in Indycube Swansea, along with a cohort of students from University of Wales Trinity Saint David. They used the space to develop tech-based projects, eat pizza & share ideas with our IC users. IC user Eifion of Torchy whipped up a video for us....
Hello we’re Torchy! We make video, design and audio content for brands, businesses and startups across the UK.
We’re based at Indycube Swansea
- mainly because it’s full of charming people - and recently we had the pleasure of meeting Alan and Muse Greenwood of Galaxias.tech
who were running an innovative skills programme for young people going into the workplace. So we had a good chat with them and made this little film:
Meet Rob, a PhD candidate exploring the quandaries of creating character through digital media. Rob lives at the foot of the Brecon Beacons in Wales, & utilises both the gorgeous surrounding landscape and Indycube Coworking in the formation of his project.
Sole trader vs. limited company: the key advantages and disadvantages
What are the differences between working as a sole trader and setting up a limited company? Mart Abramov of TaxScouts shares his thoughts on this to help you choose the most suitable business structure for your venture.
Meet our newest teamsters: Sarah, Russell and Gethin
There've been a few changes over at IC HQ lately, and we're really pleased to have three new team members on board! We'll let them introduce themselves :)
IC Temporary Desk Space for the Third Sector: a Testimonial from Oxfam
A small team from Oxfam used Indycube St Mary Street while they were moving from one office to another, and found coworking really useful as in-between.
Employing staff or thinking about it – get supported with IC & PitStopHR
When you are running a small business you cannot possibly do everything yourself. It might be how you start off, or perhaps you outsource some functions initially, but if you want to grow then you will need to think about employing other people within your business.
Powys ethical finance provider scoops top UK accolade from international foundation for environmental and social impacts.
ROCBF has scooped top UK honours from an international foundation.
One of Indycube's partners, Robert Owen Community Banking Fund (ROCBF), has scooped top UK honours from an international foundation.
We're sick and tired of late payments for indy workers
At Indycube, we’ve all either been self-employed in the past, or still work independently atop our roles at IC. At one point or another, we’ve all encountered the same problems as you, our users and members, which is what inspired us to launch our Member Benefits Package in the first place.
Our biggest bugbear? Late Payments.
‘HCSB’ @ IC | Walthamstow selling printed ‘bank notes’ to raise money to buy local debt.
First there were the banks. Sending credit cards through the post, offering easy loans. They overstretched, teetered. Then came the billion-dollar bailouts, recession, austerity, poverty and payday loans. Then, slowly, came the movement: a piecemeal, sporadic effort to buy back the debt of ordinary people. Now in north-east London, an enterprise that is part art installation, part stunt and part charitable endeavour, has brought all the threads together: a bank that prints its own money, sells it for real tender and uses the proceeds to buy back the debt.
Membership to Indycube Community now includes a free desk day every month
As of April 1st, membership to Indycube Community will include a FREE desk day per month at any of our coworking spaces.
April brings changes and updates to our Indycube Community Membership
Become a Member
In October last year we announced we were giving away FREE membership to our benefits package until the end of March 2018. Hundreds signed up and we’re really grateful to all those who’ve joined and become our “founding members”.