How to Grow a Small Business

How to Find the Right Consulting Project

March 4, 2020

As more people turn to independent work, there are an increasing number of resources available to find work. While it can be great to have a lot of options to browse through, it can also make it harder to find the project you’re looking for. Many career sites match skills to work, but just because…

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Small Business Marketing Strategies

February 26, 2020

Operating as an independent professional means you are in the business of marketing yourself. As a business of one, you’ll face a lot of competition, and time and resources aren’t always on your side. The good news is, marketing a small business simply requires a bit of dedication and creative effort. Remember, you’re marketing your…

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How to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level

February 25, 2020

All small businesses go through a startup phase. This point in your business growth is important; it gives you the opportunity to develop an idea or passion into a functioning business and viable career. There will come a point, however, when you outgrow this phase and long-term success means moving on to the next step.…

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How to Land Your Next Consulting Contract

February 20, 2020

If you’ve taken the leap and launched your independent career, congratulations! You’re on your way to big things, and millions of independent contractors, consultants, and freelancers are right there with you. But when your first contract or project starts winding down, reality sets in. You knew this contract wouldn’t last forever, but what seemed to be…

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Back Office Management for Independent Contractors

February 20, 2020

On your journey to becoming an independent contractor, you’ll quickly learn that there’s a lot of planning involved. Initially, this planning will focus on choosing the services you will offer, finding and securing clients, and deciding where you will conduct your business. While these are all vital steps, they tend to fit into the category…

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How to Grow Your Small Business

February 19, 2020

The independent workforce is growing both in size and ambition. The majority of independents say they plan to remain independent or even build a bigger business. Whether you’re among those planning to grow their business or you’re already a seasoned small business owner ready for the next step, there are many options when it comes to growing…

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Tools to Build a Successful Relationship with Clients

February 18, 2020

Strong client relationships are the foundation of every successful small business. When you have a good connection with your clients, there is more opportunity for future work as well as valuable recommendations. While it is important to seek out clients who value and respect your work, the client-contractor relationship is a two-way street. Showing a…

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How to Get More Clients for My Consulting Business

February 4, 2020

As an independent professional, you’re always thinking ahead to the future. Whether you’re planning how to meet your next deadline, successfully complete a deliverable, or land your next project, it is important to have a plan of action to sustain your company, meet your goals, and maximize your earning potential. Balancing your current workload while…

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How to Network with Your Peers

January 14, 2020

There are many advantages to networking with your peers—hearing a new perspective, gaining industry advice, or obtaining an outside opinion about an idea you have, just to name a few. It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind of running your own business, but stepping out of that circle of comfort…

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3 Creative Business Growth Strategies That Work

January 3, 2020

There are a seemingly endless number of tasks associated with independent work. From maintaining a pipeline of projects, running your back office, and drafting proposals, to holding client meetings and managing finances, the life of an independent professional is both busy and exciting. While it can be easy to get caught up in daily tasks,…

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