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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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 pathway to success as a self employed small business owner 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.…

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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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For independent professionals, social media is an incredibly valuable tool for both networking and marketing. As with any business tool, its success relies on knowing how to use it. Below are some do’s and don’ts we suggest following to help you realize the potential that social media can offer to you and your business. DO: Be Careful…

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