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How to Write a Request for Proposal (RFP)

As an independent professional, prospective clients will often ask you for a proposal or a Request for Proposal (RFP)—a more formal document where you propose a solution to the client’s problem or business need. RFPs will also include information about your business such as details about your services, methodology, and estimated costs. Proposals are a great…

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Five Questions for Jessica Glazer About the Importance of Networking

As an independent professional, you have the opportunity to pursue your passion, be your own boss, and set your own goals. But as successful independents know, businesses are built on strong networks and lasting relationships. Taking an intentional approach to networking can help you turn your passion project into a full-time endeavor. In her webinar, Six…

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The Weekly Independent: March 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. Entrepreneur explores the rise of professional services work in the gig economy. Three client retention strategies to keep your project pipeline…

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How To Be Productive When You Don’t Feel Like Working

Every independent professional out there has experienced it at one time or another: there are simply some days when you don’t feel like working. But forcing yourself to try and be productive on a day when you’re facing a creative block can actually backfire—tasks that you can normally complete in a short time may take…

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3 Client Retention Strategies

As an independent professional, you represent the face of your business on a daily basis and that requires finding ways to keep your clients coming back in order to maintain a steady flow of work. You must always be thinking ahead so gaps in your work don’t turn into gaps in your income. By building…

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