How to Grow a Small Business

How to Market Your Skills in a Job Marketplace

July 10, 2019

Today, many independent professionals use online marketplaces as a way to find work. Marketplaces enable a transaction between a client and a contractor directly online, allowing independents to highlight their skills and search for opportunities, while clients can evaluate candidates and engage best person for the job. With a marketplace, you will typically fill out…

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How to Be Your Own Boss

May 21, 2019

One of the biggest perks of becoming an independent professional is getting to be your own boss. While there are a lot of rewards that come with this power, being the No. 1 decision maker is not always easy. Those that thrive as independent professionals often have key traits that contribute to their success. Follow…

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Leading a Project Kickoff Meeting: 5 Tips for Success

March 13, 2019

The contracts are signed and the budget is approved. You’re now officially on board and it is time to get to work! Starting your project with a kickoff meeting is a great way to lay the foundation for success and reinforce your client’s decision to engage your services. A kickoff meeting brings everyone together who will be…

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How to Land a Contract with a Big Company

October 16, 2018

Tips on finding and landing a contract with a large enterprise, and what you can expect to encounter throughout the process.

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3 Reasons to Land Projects with Big Clients

October 3, 2018

Why Work with Big Clients? The number of high-earning independent professionals is on the rise—3.3 million full-time independents report earning $100,000 or more each year. These independents tend to work in highly-skilled fields, and demand for their services is high thanks to a strong economy. Big companies can afford to spend big money with small…

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Four Practical Up-Selling Tips for Independent Consultants

September 21, 2018

How to upsell your services as an independent professional.

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What is Business Credit and Why is it Important to Independent Professionals?

September 19, 2018

Business credit can provide protection, value, and financial security for your company. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Build a Better Independent Business

August 7, 2018

As a solo business owner, you have a seemingly endless list of responsibilities—from client meetings, marketing, and project management to tax filing and invoicing. Planning for the future is an important part of business management, but it’s a task that can often get pushed to the end of the list as an “I’ll just do it later”…

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How to Grow Your Client Base

August 3, 2018

When it comes to your independent business, finding a balance between managing existing clients, landing new clients, busy work periods, and much needed free time is a constant challenge. When you think about growing your business, it can be tricky to imagine how that’s possible. Perhaps you would like more clients for security’s sake, but…

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An Independent Contractor’s Transition to Self-Employment: Wade Forbes

July 5, 2018

One year ago, Wade Forbes, a cyber security contractor, transitioned from a traditional corporate work role to independent consulting. Now, he takes pride in the fact that the relationships he forms with clients are a true representation of his hard work. “In the past, someone would tell my boss, ‘Hey, Wade is great,’ and that…

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