How to Grow a Small Business

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How Introverts Can Succeed in Consulting

November 3, 2020

What personality traits come to mind when you think of a successful independent consultant? Outgoing? Social? Extroverted? While those who are naturally inclined to networking and interacting with others may be at an advantage when it comes to self-promotion or meeting new people, it that doesn’t mean that an introvert—or a shy extrovert—won’t be successful in…

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3 Benefits of Working with Big Clients as a Consultant

October 14, 2020

Why Work with Larger Companies? Big companies can afford to spend big money with small businesses, but pitching your services to a large enterprise can be daunting. However, if you know your market and have done your research, it is possible to refine your services to meet corporate demand. In fact, the number of high-earning…

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Tips For a Successful Zoom Virtual Meeting: Chats, Polls & More!

September 29, 2020

Last week, in part 1 of our two-part article on Zoom meetings for independent professionals and small business owners, we shared how to schedule and personalize the settings for your upcoming Zoom meeting. This week, we’re sharing tips for using key Zoom functions – like chats and polls – that can increase engagement and feedback…

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5 Tips for Setting Up a Successful Zoom Meeting

September 16, 2020

You have your guest list, you have your agenda, and you’ve made your presentation. And, since meetings have gone virtual thanks to COVID-19, the ‘new’ conference room is the Zoom Room. Learning the in’s and out’s of a new application cannot only be frustrating, but it can take up a great amount of time. For…

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How to Create a Small Business Growth Strategy

September 1, 2020

What is the ideal time to grow your business? It can be hard to tell. There are many internal and external factors to consider when making this important decision. Perhaps your goal is to maximize your profit or grow your small company into a larger entity. Whatever is driving your move, you’ll need to assess…

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How to Give a Great Business Presentation

August 24, 2020

Most of us have sat through a bad presentation – from an overlong presentation to cringe-worthy slides. The messages may have been important, but they were most likely lost or diluted because of a poor delivery. Presentations affect professional reputation, so the ability to effectively communicate ideas is vital to the strength of any independent consultancy.

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Think Like a Recruiter: What You Need to Know to Get the Attention of Big Brands

August 11, 2020

Join Chief Talent Officer Amy O’Donnell and special guest Vincent Valle, KPMG’s Associate Director of Independent Contractor Recruiting, in a Q&A style event where they will share insights about what recruiters are really looking for, as well as the best ways to find projects and utilize a marketplace.

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What is Small Business Credit and Why is it Important?

June 15, 2020

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

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Webinar Recap: Boost Your Consulting Revenue with an Executive Coach

May 26, 2020

Our May 19 webinar, Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate your Independent Consulting Revenue, offered numerous tips and insights on how, when, and why an executive coach might help you grow your independent business. Coaching is a valuable tool for independent professionals, business owners, and anyone looking to expand their career and increase their earnings.…

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Business Negotiation Tips for Independent Professionals

May 20, 2020

As an independent professional, one of the most essential skills you can develop is the ability to negotiate business deals. If handled correctly, negotiations can solidify client relationships, set your project up for success, and help you grow your business. If handled incorrectly, you may compromise on something that is ultimately bad for your business, fail…

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