How to Get Government Contracts as a Consultant: 3 Steps

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Have you ever wondered how to work with the government as an independent contractor? The federal government engages more contractors than any other organization in the world, which presents many opportunities for independents. Each year, billions of dollars in contracts are set aside for small businesses, women, minorities, and veterans. Many independent consultants look to…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News June 2021

misclassification and compliance news

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. Highly-Skilled Directional Driller Was Independent Contractor In…

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5 Ways Your Spending Habits Hinder Success as an Independent Consultant

Melisa Liberman

Thinking back to my early corporate days at Accenture, I recall a time when a colleague and I wrote a business case asking the company to sponsor us to attend a Women’s Leadership Conference. The cost of the conference was $275. Accenture approved it. Looking back, I laugh at myself. I probably invested $1000+ in…

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The Weekly Independent: June 28, 2021

The Weekly Independent

Being a successful independent contractor or a Client of Choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Impostor syndrome…

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What is Net Income?

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What Is Net income? Net income is the profit your business earns after expenses and allowable deductions. Why Is Net Income Important? As an independent professional, it is important to have a good handle on your finances. Knowing where your business stands financially can help you make important decisions such as setting bill rate, determining…

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How to Overcome Barriers to Landing New Work

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One of the most challenging parts of running your own business is landing new opportunities. Referrals can be a great way to gain new work, but it’s up to you to find the right people in your network, create strong relationships, and connect with them to find out what’s happening and how you can get involved.…

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Tips for Managing Remote Teams

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One of the many effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the workplace is the growth and acceptance of remote work. In fact, our research finds that 4.8 million independents currently describe themselves as digital nomads: workers who have chosen to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that enables them to travel and work remotely, anywhere…

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