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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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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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 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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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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As using online job marketplaces as a place to find new projects becomes more common, having an optimized profile can give you a leg up on the competition and help you stand out among other independent professionals. Follow these five copywriting tips as you build your profile to craft a well-written picture of your skills, expertise,…

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