Archive for March 2018

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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The Value of Mentors in Independent Consulting

Now a practice relegated to specific industries, apprenticeships were once the norm in the business and professional world. Internships, which have largely taken their place, are designed for the purpose of exposing an aspiring professional to their chosen industry. Yet internships often lack the aspects of personal connection and tutelage so important to an apprentice…

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