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The Weekly Independent: July 17, 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 growing economy doesn’t mean equal benefits for all. This thought leadership, from MBO’s CEO Gene Zaino, takes a look at the…

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4 Offline Marketing Strategies Any Small Businesses Can Use

Much is made of the ability of small businesses and independent professionals to market themselves for free online. And with good reason—the Internet is a great leveler, giving every business, large or small, the same potential to reach its audience. But too often independent professionals focus entirely on online activities, neglecting to do much of anything offline.…

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The Barbell Effect

In an op-ed for Staffing Industry Analysts, CEO Gene Zaino discusses the “barbell effect”—a trend that is particularly apparent among the growing contingent workforce.

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When to Transition from a Full-Time Job to Independent Consulting

If you are considering quitting full-time employment for a career as an independent consultant, here are several key factors that can help you determine if (and when) this transition is right for you. 1. You are financially ready There’s no magic number needed to quit one’s job and make the leap to self-employment, but typically…

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Business Negotiation Tips for Independent Professionals

One of the most essential skills for any independent professional is the ability to negotiate business deals. If handled correctly, negotiations can solidify client relationships, set your project up for success, and help you grow your business. If handled incorrectly, you may compromise on something that is ultimately bad for your business, fail to protect yourself…

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5 Customer Experience Tips for Independent Contractors

In today’s constantly shifting marketplace, freelancers are more in demand than ever. But being sought after for your expertise is just one side of the coin. You also have to deliver quality work that meets or exceeds client expectations. Providing fantastic customer experience is a key component to maintaining a steady stream of work. As defined…

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The Weekly Independent: July 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. Fast Company looks at the current state of the American workplace. Why employee misclassification is a big deal, according to David…

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