Archive for May 2018

How to Generate Breakthrough Opportunities by Leveraging Your Network

Does a majority of your new business come from referrals? Do you often wish you had a bit more control over when and where your next client will come from? In How to Generate Breakthrough Opportunities by Leveraging Your Network, Chalyse Elsasser discusses how to reach your fullest potential and peak productivity by leveraging the right relationships in…

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Interview Tips for the Self-Employed

You’ve put in time and effort to find that perfect project, but nothing is finalized until a contract is signed. Whether you’re meeting with an existing client to review opportunities for additional work or speaking to a potential prospect about a proposal, it is important to create a solid business case and present yourself with professionalism.…

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The Weekly Independent: May 14, 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. An upcoming report from the Labor Department may impact future gig economy legislation, Bloomberg BNA reports. This infographic summarizes common tasks…

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5 Tips for Closing the Deal and Getting the Job

From marketing and networking to working tirelessly to earn referrals, attracting prospective clients is an essential part of the job as an independent professional—but it’s only the first step. On the path from initial discussions to signing a contract, how you handle the process of closing a sale is critical to gaining new clients. Below…

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How to Market a Consulting Business

How do you market your consulting business effectively? If you’re considering becoming an independent consultant or if you’re already self-employed, you’ve likely asked yourself this question. Branding is a difficult process for all small businesses, especially in a competitive environment. Things are even more challenging when your business is “you.” Follow these tips for marketing…

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The Weekly Independent: May 7, 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. California’s Supreme Court adopted a test that makes it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors. Lexology, the…

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