Tips for Becoming an Independent Consultant as a Gen X Worker

Tips for Becoming an Independent Consultant as a Gen X Worke

If you’re considering making the transition from traditional employment to independent work as the next step in your career, you’re not alone. Many Gen X professionals have made the leap to solo work—representing 27% of the total independent workforce. Often characterized as the self-reliant generation, it is no surprise that so many choose to pursue independent…

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Steps to Build Your Million-Dollar, Independent Business

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The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds…

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Types of Entrepreneurs and Independent Workers

Types of Entrepreneurs and Independent Workers

Thinking about adding independent workers into your workforce planning strategy this year? Smart thinking! Right now, there are 51.1 million people who do independent work either full time or part time. And, they’re happier, healthier and wealthier than their peers working full time. Expect to see the shift to independent work continue. But, as a…

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5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Small Business

5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Small Busiiness

The decision to pursue an independent career can be both exciting and scary. The rewards of being your own boss, working flexible hours, and the ability to pursue what you’re passionate about are great, but as an independent, you also assume the challenges, risks, and infrastructure of running a business. In his webinar, Going Independent: Are You…

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Pay Rate vs Bill Rate: What’s the Difference?

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Bill rate and pay rate are easily confused, but they both factor into the decision of how much you should charge for your services as an independent contractor, consultant, freelancer, etc. When negotiating with a client at the start of a consulting project, make sure you are clear on your rates, and if you are…

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