Archive for March 2017

The Weekly Independent: March 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. Here’s how to figure out when hiring a freelancer makes sense for your business. Follow these 6 tips to prevent scope…

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What is a LLC and Do I Need One as an Independent Consultant?

When you first make the choice to become self-employed, there are a number of resulting decisions to work thorough. Some choices are easy and others are more complicated, but navigating these decisions is an excellent proving ground for how ready you are to become an independent. One of the most important questions you’ll consider is how…

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The Weekly Independent: March 13, 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. Self-employment begins with having the right mindset. Nathan Gibson, MBO’s new Senior Director of Risk Management, explains what this means. Make…

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Make the Most of your Transportation Tax Deduction in 2017

Beyond the daily hustle and bustle of grocery store trips and errand runs, many independent consultants depend on their car as a means to get from project to project, or client to client. When the family van becomes the corporate car, it’s time to take advantage of deductions for business-related mileage. Here’s what you need…

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Selling the Way the Digital Buyer Wants to Buy

The buying process has changed completely in the last couple of years, thanks to mobile and Google. There is no funnel; that’s our sales process. What you need to map is your future client’s buying process, including how they want to buy from you and how to make it easy for them to hire you. Kristin…

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Self-Employment Begins With Your Mindset: Are You Ready To Make The Leap?

“The biggest mistake that you can ever make is to ever think that you work for anyone but yourself. From the time you take your first job until the time you retire you are always self-employed.”– Brian Tracy, Business and Professional Development Coach The quote above can be a game-changer for many people considering self-employment. Realizing…

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The Weekly Independent: March 6, 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. Higher paid workers are driving the rise of self-employment in the UK, a new study from Resolution foundation finds. A UK…

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