Archive for August 2017

Additional Revenue Streams for Independent Professionals

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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How to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level

The startup phase is vital for any small business or consultancy; it gives you the opportunity to develop an idea or passion into a functioning business and viable career. However, there will come a point when you outgrow this phase and long-term success means moving on to the next step. So, how do you know…

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The Weekly Independent: August 14, 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. 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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How to Onboard a New Client

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 onboard a new client is a key part of the initial process that can easily be overlooked. Think of onboarding…

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Create a Home Office with These 10 Tips

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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How to Land Your Next Consulting Contract

You’ve taken the leap. You’ve launched your independent career and are working on your first contract. You’re on your way to big things, and millions of independent contractors, consultants, and freelancers are right there with you. But when that first contract starts winding down, reality sets in. You knew this contract wouldn’t last forever, but what…

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Six Degrees of Development: Cultivating a Leadership Network

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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Independent and Empowered: What does BRAND have to do with it?

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. Are you actively managing your brand? Is your brand attracting the clients you want,…

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