5 Ways to Communicate Effectively with Big Clients

5 Ways to Communicate Effectively with Big Clients

When you work with a big client, there’s the potential for higher-value contracts, name recognition, and steady work. Once you land that coveted contract, client relationship management will become a part of your daily routine. You’ll quickly learn that consistent, thorough, and open communication is the key to project success. By prioritizing communication with clients,…

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4 Options for Home Based Business Insurance

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If you’re a self-employed professional working from the comfort of a home office, business insurance may be the last thing on your mind. But most homeowners’ insurance policies don’t cover losses sustained by a home-based business, which can lead to costly claims, unexpected legal expenses, and damages to your company. Self-employed professionals who work from…

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5 Contingent Workforce Market Trends

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I’ve not written any content for a while. It’s been extremely busy here and unintentionally this part of my responsibility has lapsed. Whilst I am far from a great creator of content—it always takes me longer than most to create it—I do actually quite enjoy the process. It forces me to take time and sit…

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6 Alternatives to Working From Home for Independent Contractors

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While working from home may be convenient for some, it can be isolating and distracting for others. Here are 6 alternatives to a home office, along with benefits and drawbacks so you can make an informed decision. 1. Coworking Space Pros: While most coworking spaces do charge membership fees, they are relatively inexpensive and generally…

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10 Do’s and Don’ts to Follow when Working with Independent Contractors

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If you’re looking to engage a top independent contractor for your next project, there are a few tips and best practices to keep in mind. Follow these simple steps to ensure project success! DO THIS DON’T DO THIS Develop job descriptions tailored to the independent contractor audience Market the project scope in addition to the…

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Do I Need an Independent Contractor Agreement for Consulting?

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Independent contractor agreements are a written record of the agreement between consultant and client. Not only do they provide legal protection, but they also create a sense of professionalism, encourage communication, and ensure an efficient and streamlined process to complete the project. Contracts can be as long or as short as you need. Taking the…

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5 Tips for Hiring Independent Contractors

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Hiring a full-time employee is a very different process than engaging an independent contractor. In general, full-time employees are the best option for ongoing business needs that are a core competency of your company. Independent contractors offer flexible options for project-based work, or when you need to bring on specialized expertise for a particular deliverable.…

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