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. Five ways to refresh your independent consulting brand. The number of Americans, including gig workers, who underpay taxes surges 40%. MBO’s…

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You’ve negotiated your contract, have it signed, and are ready to get started on your new project. A lot of the upfront hard work is over, but don’t jump in too quickly! Taking the time to properly onboard a new client is a key part of the initial process that can easily be overlooked. Think of…

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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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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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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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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 the world of freelancing is undergoing a fundamental change in perception. A newly proposed House bill seeks to provide clarity…

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The life of an independent professional is one of continuous learning. Whether you’re experienced or just starting out, there are seemingly endless opportunities to expand your knowledge. Whether you’re looking to deepen your industry expertise, optimize the way you run your business, or simply pick up a new hobby, the ability to choose what you…

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