6 Things to Include in a Contractor Invoice

6 Things to Include in a Contractor 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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4 Ways to Make More Money as a Consultant

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As an independent professional, it can be easy to get caught up in the cycle of finding a client, completing a project, getting paid, and then repeating the process. While constantly being on the lookout for new projects and new clients comes with the territory of being an independent, if you find yourself starting from…

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Create a Home Office with These 10 Tips

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Successful independent professionals are passionate and dedicated to their work, which often means spending long hours in the office. Luckily, unlike a cubicle, a home office is yours to customize, so those long hours can be spent in a work environment that is tailored to your needs. With a few simple tips, you can create a home…

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Cultivating a Leadership Network

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Working as an independent professional means that you get to be your own boss, set your own hours, create your own goals—you can do most of your work all on your own! However, being a successful independent professional requires developing and cultivating a strong network and establishing key relationships with others. Having strategic connections and…

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Why Branding is Important for Independent Contractors

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What is Branding? As a member of the independent workforce, why is brand important to you? You have a reputation—whether you deliberately spend time crafting it or not—and that reputation is your brand. Your brand is built on what you deliver and how you deliver it. Ask yourself these powerful questions: Are you actively managing…

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