Lesson 75: A translator’s business plan

This month we looked at how freelancers can make the most of business planning through SMART goals, writing everything down and carefully selecting how and when to write. In the last post under this topic, I’d like to discuss what sections you may want to include in your translator's business plan – of course if you decide you need one…

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Lesson 74: Do freelance translators need business plans?

The topic of business plans for freelancers has always been raising doubts and causing controversies. In the beginning, when I was learning about the principles of setting up a freelance business, I’ve always been confused by conflicting pieces of advice: yes, you absolutely need a business plan, or on the other hand no, business plans for freelancers are a waste…

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Lesson 73: When planning how to grow your translation business, plan smart

In December, we’re going to talk about business planning, in other words planning to develop or grow your translation business. You usually either consciously or subconsciously think about how your business is going to evolve in the next 12 months, and this inherent business planning takes place in January. It’s a good month to plan: a new year starts, we…

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