Archive for August 2017

5 Benefits of an Enterprise-Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

As the use of independent professional talent continues to grow, savvy organizations must find a way to directly engage this workforce in a faster, more cost-effective way. With nearly one-quarter of Full Time Independents planning on using an online talent platform to find work in the next year, organizations must offer an accessible, easy-to-use engagement platform in…

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The Weekly Independent: August 28, 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. Spend Matters explores how changing human capital requirements are affecting the contingent workforce. Three productivity tips to make the most out…

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How to Work with Clients Remotely

Working with clients remotely is a commonplace for many independent professionals. The ability to work from where you want is a big advantage to being an independent—one that can provide greater flexibility, and save you time and cost of travel expenses. However, it can also be more difficult to establish a solid, trusting relationship with…

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Too Many Clients? Here’s How to Find a Balance

As an independent professional, your business revolves around your client roster. Without enough work from enough clients, you don’t have much of a business. But what about having too many clients? The truth is, you can have too much work from too many clients. When each client has a reasonable expectation that they are your priority,…

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Productivity Tips for Independent Contractors

As an independent professional, it’s important to squeeze every last drop of productivity from your day in order to maximize your most valuable resource: yourself. While schedules and to-do lists can help, boosting productivity is not so much a matter of time management as it is a matter of how much quality work you can accomplish during…

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The Weekly Independent: August 21, 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. How newly proposed legislation is seeking to clarify the issue of independent contractor classification. Harvard Business Review explores how independent professionals…

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What to Include on a Professional Invoice

An invoice may be the last thing that comes to mind when you think of powerful communication tools for your small business, but an invoice that is put together well can enhance your professionalism, make a good impression, and lay the groundwork for a continuing business relationship. An invoice is a permanent record of the…

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