Archive for November 2017

Five Marketing Tips from John Jantsch

Marketing consultant, speaker, and best-selling author John Jantsch, founded the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network to train and license small business marketing consultants around the world. Jantsch acknowledges that marketing can be challenging for independent professionals, who are often working with limited time and resources. Nevertheless, he is confident that independents can successfully…

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Planning for Parental Leave as an Independent Contractor

As an independent professional, the idea of taking parental leave can be scary. Without set guidelines or a reliable paycheck, the prospect of having to budget for time off, set expectations with clients, and work head on projects is daunting. Nevertheless, one of the benefits of running your own business is the freedom to structure…

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Debunking 10 Independent Contracting Myths

The ability to work when and where you like, be your own boss, and turn your passion into a career make independent work broadly appealing, but that doesn’t mean it is for everyone. Running your own business can be stressful and it will require more than a few long hours. Nevertheless, people are often hesitant…

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The Weekly Independent: November 6, 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. Art of Procurement’s latest podcast features MBO Partners’ CEO, Gene Zaino. Income for independent workers may decline if global freelancing trends…

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Do Independent Contractors Need Business Insurance?

The decision to start your own business as an independent professional means that you are responsible for ensuring the legal and financial wellbeing of your consultancy. Remember that you are your business—if any legal or financial problems arise that affect your company, they will also affect you directly. It’s important to protect your business against the risk…

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