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More Clients vs. Better Clients: How to Find Your Ideal Partnership

December 11, 2019

When you’re just starting out your independent career, there’s an initial push to land as many clients as you can to jump start your business. While it is of course important to make sure you can pay the bills, there comes a time when your strategy should shift to finding the clients who are truly…

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9 Events for Freelancers in 2020

December 6, 2019

As an independent professional, keeping your skills and knowledge current is part of the job. But as a company of one, you may often feel isolated or out of the loop when it comes to larger business trends. Whether you are just starting out or are a well-established freelancer, furthering your knowledge can give you…

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How to Conduct a Year-End Business Review

December 4, 2019

Conducting an end-of-year review isn’t a practice that just applies to bigger businesses—it’s a process that is valuable to freelancers and independent professionals as well. A business review gives you a chance to look back at what you have achieved, revisit your goals, and consider how to best move forward for the coming year. In…

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Top 5 Things to Include in an Online Job-Seeking Profile

November 21, 2019

When building an online job-seeking profile as an independent professional, you want to put your best foot forward and show prospective clients who you are and what you have to offer. While it’s important to fill out all of the information that’s typically required like your education and work history there are a few other…

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Why You Should Network with Your Peers

November 19, 2019

Networking is an incredibly important part of any independent professionals’ job. When you run your own business and are responsible for securing your own work, the more high-quality connections you can establish the better. When thinking about how to build out your network, your first inclination might be to reach out to people in your…

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3 Ways to Analyze Small Business Performance

November 10, 2019

Every decision, whether large or small, plays a role in determining the future of your business and its level of success. To help ensure you’re making the right decisions for your business, it’s important to not only set initial goals in your business plan, but to take the time to periodically reevaluate them. Here are three…

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Best Business Books Consultants Should Read in 2019

October 10, 2019

One of the challenges of being an independent contractor is that you don’t have an employer offering regular professional development opportunities. But that’s okay, because you can be proactive in building your own personal library of inspiring books that’ll help you take your career to the next level. Taking time to read business books allows…

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6 Ways to Manage Project Scope Creep

October 4, 2019

When requests for additions or changes to a project come up, saying ‘yes’ can be an automatic reaction. However, that extra work can quickly add up and lead your project into the dreaded area of scope creep. Scope creep occurs when a client adds new provisions, tasks, or deliverables to a project that are outside…

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How to Stay Competitive as an Independent Contractor

September 25, 2019

One of the most common fears as an independent contractor is the constant uncertainty of industry competition and how you are faring compared to other businesses. This is a legitimate concern, as what your competitors are doing can dramatically impact your ability to earn or maintain current clients. The first step in staying on top…

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How to Target Your Ideal Client

September 18, 2019

Landing new clients isn’t easy, but finding a new client who doesn’t quite match the type person you’re looking to work with can complicate business down the road and take away from the enjoyment you find in your work. In order to grow your business with minimal headaches and frustration, it’s important to find clients…

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