Ben Spencer 24 December 2008 24ways… The Christmas gift that keeps on giving! An inspirational article Jeffrey, and I agree that it is very important to hear about your beginnings. If you just lost your job, email former agency clients with whom you worked closely to inform them of your freelance business and find out how they’re doing. This could be a tricky one. If you work in an agency in the UK, there is usually something in your contract which tells you that you can’t work with any of the agency’s clients for at least a year after you’ve left. Still, nothing wrong with saying hello I suppose!