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How to Grow a Small Business

5 Steps for Planning a Great Project Kickoff Meeting

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 Give a Great Business Presentation

November 21, 2018

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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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?

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 Create a Growth Strategy for Your Small Business

August 11, 2018

Knowing when it is time to grow your solo business is an important decision. There are many internal and external factors to consider if, when and how you grow your business. Whether you want to maximize your profit or grow your solo business to a big business, you will have to assess market conditions and…

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6 Ways to Jumpstart Small Business Growth

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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5 Proven Ways 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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Transitioning to Self-Employment: Advice from Consultant 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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