3 Creative Ways to Get Better Leads by Networking

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Networking is one of the keys to success for small businesses. But for some, networking is easier said than done. While who you know is important, it’s what you do with those connections that can make a difference. Even if industry professionals know your name and you’ve got enough LinkedIn connections to fill a stadium, you have…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: June, 2018

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As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. 1. Massachusetts Attorney General Leads Coalition of State…

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The Weekly Independent: June 25, 2018

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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. A Wall Street Journal opinion piece questions findings in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest contingent workforce study. Five questions to…

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3 Non Verbal Communication Skills to Improve Sales

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Whether you’re meeting with a potential client for the first time, giving a presentation about the services you offer, or leading a project kickoff meeting, non-verbal communication skills are incredibly important. Your actions give meaning to your words, and your movements subtly indicate your thoughts, feelings, and personality to the person you are speaking with. In sales,…

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Professional Development for Consultants: 5 Tips for Staying Relevant

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When you work as a full-time employee for an organization, it is easy to take things for granted—a steady paycheck, benefits, or a manager to keep you on task. But one thing you may not have given much thought to, whether working as an employee or as an independent contractor, is your own career development.…

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The Weekly Independent: June 18, 2018

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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. Spend Matters’ Andrew Karpie suggests that enterprises look at how they manage professional independents in the “agile workforce,” a new term…

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How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile if You’re Self-Employed

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LinkedIn is an effective social networking platform to display expertise, build connections, and promote your services. Your profile sets the stage for your first contact with potential new clients, displaying your work history, client recommendations, and skillset. Because the profile template is geared towards a more traditional employment background, it can be tricky to figure out…

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9 Things a Small Business ‘About Us’ Page Should Include

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A professional website should be part of every company’s marketing plan—especially if you’re working as a self-employed professional or small business. The Internet is usually the first place potential clients will look to find a solution to a problem or to verify your credentials. While it is a good idea to include a list of your…

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The Weekly Independent: June 11, 2018

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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. The Aspen Institute Future of Work and Cornell University’s ILR School launched the Gig Economy Data Hub, an online collection of…

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