How to Get Government Contracts as a Consultant: 3 Steps

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Getting a contract as a consultant with the federal government requires you to go through different steps and processes. The good news is 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,…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News June 2022

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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. United States Supreme Court says Arbitration Agreements…

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4 Reasons to Turn Down a Project

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Turning down a project may not be your first inclination, but it is sometimes the best choice. If you’re new to self-employment, it can be tempting to accept every potential project that comes your way. After all, clients and the projects they provide are your sources of income. But just because an opportunity is presented…

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10 Things to Love About Being an Self Employed

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There are plenty of perks to working as a self employed professional: freedom, flexibility, control over your work, the ability to pursue your passion, and the option to work from anywhere in the world, just to name a few. Here are our top 10 reasons to fall in love with self-employment. 1. Boost Your Income…

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How to Stay Motivated When You Work from Home

How to Stay Motivated When You Work from Home

Staying motivated can be hard if you work from home. Self-employment is many people’s dream come true. You get to set your own hours, work where you like, and be your own boss. But all that time spent alone can quickly take an emotional toll and it’s easy to lose motivation and energy when you…

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How to Eliminate Your Back-Office Burden as a Self-Employed Professional

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Back-office management consists of all of the administrative and support tasks that need to be done to run your business. This includes filing paperwork, tracking expenses, filing taxes, and billing clients. In addition to your daily project work, business management tasks can take up a lot of your time. Luckily, there are many options available…

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How to Manage Work Overload as an Independent Contractor

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Clients are a crucial part of your business success as an independent professional. Without clients, you would have no work, and therefore no income. Sounds like you should work with as many people as possible, right? Not so fast. There are two reasons why having too many clients can be a problem. 1. Taking on…

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How to Get the Most Out of Networking Events (In Person or Virtual)

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A big part of any successful independent consultant’s business plan is networking—and that means meeting new people. Networking is a great way to grow your business, get the word out about your services, and learn from others in a similar industry or position. Connecting through professional platforms like LinkedIn is a useful way to work…

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5 Tips to Write Like a Marketer and Build Your Business

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What you write can change how people understand, view, and act on a certain topic. Writing conveys passion, enthusiasm, interest, intrigue, and critical information that can help people make better decisions. Writing is a tangible expression of thought, analysis, and influence. So, why is there so much bad writing in business? One of the challenges…

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6 Ways to Build a Virtual Talent Pool

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Building a virtual talent pool is quickly becoming key to being a best-in-class organization.  A virtual bench is a pool of independent contractor talent you’ve identified, vetted, and developed relationships with over time. Independent contractors provide enterprises with access to specialized, industry-specific skills, and are a valuable alternative to investing in a full-time resource. Tap…

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