Archive for July 2018

The Weekly Independent: July 23, 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. How to overcome common concerns when engaging independent contractors. Demand for temporary workers is high and is expected to increase, HR…

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Should I Become a Consultant? 6 Steps to Know if You’re Ready

Whether you identify as an independent contractor, self-employed professional, freelancer, or entrepreneur, there’s plenty of gratification in knowing that ultimately, you’re your own boss—you work for yourself, you call the shots, and you own your financial destiny. While you may be confident in your ability to deliver great services and results to clients, it’s important…

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The Resilience Advantage

The pathway to success as an independent professional is not straight, flat, or smooth. It’s a twisting, uphill climb through terrain that is often difficult. Achieving sustainable success requires grit, discipline, stamina, and a healthy risk orientation to deal with all the ups-and-downs, uncertainties, and head-spinning changes that come with the job. Above all, developing…

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Adapt… or Else! Tap Into the Power of Learning Agility

Succeeding as an independent professional is difficult if you are focused on only doing certain things a certain way. Instead, running your own business is more like an ongoing process of metamorphosis—adapting and making changes so you can grow and thrive. Staying relevant and competitive involves continual effort to nimbly adapt your skills and offerings…

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SOW (Scope of Work): 6 Key Elements to Include in a Project SOW

Being tasked with writing and delivering a Scope of Work (SOW) can at first seem like a daunting task. However, once you understand what goes into the various parts of the document, it becomes much more manageable and can be a useful tool to help you get organized before a project begins. A SOW is helpful to…

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