Archive for April 2017

How to Plan a Successful Client Meeting

Client meetings are an essential part of your business as an independent professional. While some independents view client meetings as a motivating event that provides an opportunity to brainstorm, collaborate, and make progress, others may find them stressful, uncomfortable, or intimidating. These 5 tips will help you overcome the dread of client meetings by making sure…

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Recapping Key Themes from the 2017 SIG Global Executive Summit

At the recent Global Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Summit, MBO Partners CEO Gene Zaino sat down to discuss the rise of self-sourcing and what it means for the traditional services supply chain. The theme of the summit was innovation in the workplace and workforce and how with both, the future is now. In an intimate…

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The Weekly Independent: April 10, 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. A new report from LinkedIn provides insight into recruiting independent contractors. Did you know that up to 30% of the workforce…

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SIMPLE IRA: Maximum Contributions and Limits for the Self Employed

Self-employed professionals enjoy the flexibility, control, and creativity an independent career offers, but the challenge and uncertainty of planning for retirement is a common concern. At a traditional job, you have the benefit of built-in retirement options, but this field can be more difficult to navigate on your own. Fortunately, there are a number of…

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How to Generate High Quality Leads as an Independent Contractor

As an independent professional, leads are an essential component to your business. Whether you find them through referrals, online marketing, or even cold calling, leads are necessary to keep your business healthy and growing. However, not all leads are equal. If you’re able to find a wealth of potential clients but none of them end up being…

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How to Find an Independent Consulting Job

One of the benefits of being an independent professional is having the flexibility to follow your passion and choose the type of work you do. However, project frequency can ebb and flow, and it can sometimes be difficult to establish a steady stream of work. Luckily, there are many ways to keep your pipeline full such as…

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The Weekly Independent: April 3, 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. Bloomberg BNA explores the impact of immigration and employment verification on gig economy workers. Ready to pursue an independent consulting career,…

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