How to Grow a Small Business

6 Tips for Keeping Your Small Business Running Smoothly

May 12, 2017

Starting a new business means taking on many new responsibilities, including administrative duties. As an independent consultant, you’ve likely chosen a field or industry in which you have experience and expertise. While much of your time and energy is spent doing focusing on specific projects for your clients, there’s a fair amount of administrative work that…

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Four Tips for Hiring Your First Employee

April 28, 2017

Independent consultants are often drawn to their career path because of the ability to work when and where they like, enjoy complete control over their work, and help their business reach its full potential. However, many independents who realize success will find that at a certain point taking their business to the next level will require more resources and…

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How to Generate High Quality Leads as an Independent Contractor

April 5, 2017

As an independent professional, leads are an essential component to your business. Whether you find them through referrals, online marketing, or even cold calling, leads are necessary to keep your business healthy and growing. However, not all leads are equal. If you’re able to find a wealth of potential clients but none of them end up being…

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How Do Independent Consultants Get Clients?

February 17, 2017

One of the most intimidating aspects of becoming an independent professional is the looming question: How do you land your first clients? Visions of cold calling and repeated rejection can quickly cloud your thoughts, and worries about being able to find any clients at all can feel paralyzing. These fears can sometimes scare potentially successful independent consultants…

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7 Travel Tips for Road Warrior Independents

April 7, 2016

The life of the self-employed “road warrior” has many twists and turns. How one navigates the travel-heavy lifestyle is not just a skill, but a necessity. In this post, we highlight some of the best ways to lighten your baggage—both physical and emotional—in your business travels. Footing the Bill As an independent consultant, you have…

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9 Key Ingredients To Maintain Peak Productivity in 2016 and Beyond

December 22, 2015

Let’s face it. As an independent without an assistant or project manager, it’s often hard to maintain your productivity. Besides the usual distractions of a chirping inbox or the siren’s call of social media, there’s the added layer of often trying to work from home – where there’s always something else vying for your attention. OK, so…

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7 Business Frameworks for Consultants

August 11, 2015

What is a business framework? As an independent consultant, clients ultimately hire you to solve a problem or pain point. Frameworks are useful tools that help you analyze the issue, structure your thinking and communicate recommendations. Business frameworks can help you articulate goals with strong business writing and develop a blueprint for success. You can…

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Business Growth Strategies for Consultants

August 11, 2015

When to Expand Your Business 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…

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How to Give a Great Business Presentation

August 11, 2015

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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