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The Weekly Independent: February 27, 2017

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. The New York Times discusses how President Trump may become a workplace disruptor, thanks to his nomination of Alexander Acosta to…

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Consulting Fees: How much should I charge?

Deciding what you should charge for your consulting services is an important step for all independent professionals. Learn how to calculate a cost-based bill rate with this video tutorial.

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S Corp vs C Corp: 6 Advantages to Forming a C Corporation

For many, there has never been a better time to make the shift to independent work. With online services making it easier than ever to set up your business, it’s no wonder that 29 million American workers are considering becoming independent in the next 2-3 years. Once you’ve decided to pursue work as an independent consultant, choosing the…

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The Weekly Independent: February 20, 2017

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Congratulations to MBO Partners CEO Gene Zaino on being named to the Staffing Industry Analyst’s Hall of Fame. He has been…

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Engaging Top Independent Talent

An op-ed from CEO Gene Zaino discusses the effect of the rise of the independent workforce on the oil and gas industry, and outlines four topics for executives that are key to engaging and retaining top independent talent.

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How to Get Consulting Clients: 4 Easy Steps

One of the most intimidating aspects of becoming an independent professional is the looming question: How do you land your first clients? Visions of cold calling and repeated rejection can quickly cloud your thoughts, and worries about being able to find any clients at all can feel paralyzing. These fears can sometimes scare potentially successful independent consultants…

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How to Stay Organized as an Independent Consultant

Being able to work where you want and how you want are two valuable benefits to being an independent contractor. Whether you work out of a home office, leased space, or coworking facility, you’ve likely spent time tailoring this space to best fit your needs. If not, you’ll quickly learn that a disorganized work environment…

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