Archive for February 2018

How to Establish a Teaming Relationship with Other Independent Professionals

Teaming up with another independent professional can bring new skills to the table, help you manage your workload, or even land that big project you’ve had your eye on. Once you’ve decided to partner with another independent and you’ve found the person you want to work with, you’ll want to focus your efforts on building the…

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The Weekly Independent: February 26, 2018

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. We released our Client of Choice report last week—the only survey of its kind examining how and why independent professionals pick…

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How to Manage Work Overload as an Independent Contractor

Clients are a crucial part of your business success as an independent professional. Without clients, you would have no work, and therefore no income. Sounds like you should work with as many people as possible, right? Not so fast. There are two reasons why having too many clients can be a problem. Taking on too…

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How to Choose the Right Business Structure for Your Independent Business

  How you structure your business is an important consideration, one that may carry tax and compliance implications. The best business structure depends on many factors, including how you plan to take and maximize deductions, what type of businesses you work with, and if you intend to grow your business in the future. The following…

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5 Reasons 2018 Is Your Year to Join the Gig Economy

The United States currently boasts 40.9 million independent workers—a tally that is expected to rise despite record low unemployment and some of the strongest jobs numbers in more than nearly two decades. 2018 may also be a tipping point. With roughly one-third of the private U.S. workforce already working as independent professionals, companies have become…

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