How to Manage a Small Business

Self-Care and the Independent Consultant

June 30, 2020

A 6-Part Health and Well-Being Check for 2020 This July 4th holiday weekend is unlike any other we have seen in the past century. The health and wellness of our workforce are being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are facing a global environment of fear and uncertainty. For our nation’s workers, worry is…

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How to Give Yourself a Performance Review

June 24, 2020

If the words “performance review” spark dread or anxiety, you’re not alone. In the traditional world of work, performance reviews are often time-consuming sessions where employees feel scrutinized or criticized. So, why should you put yourself through this process as an independent professional? The answer is simple: when done correctly, performance reviews can be a…

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How to Be More Productive Working from Home

June 18, 2020

As an independent professional, you have the major benefit of the ability to conduct business from your own home. By eliminating a daily office commute, you not only save gas money and help the environment, but your work schedule is suddenly much more flexible as well. However, as you may have already discovered, the one…

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How to Stay Motivated When You Work from Home

June 9, 2020

Striking out on your own and going independent is many people’s dream come true. You get to set your own hours, work where you like, and be your own boss. However, all that time spent alone can quickly take an emotional toll and it’s easy to lose motivation and energy when you start to feel lonely.…

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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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Five Time Management Strategies for Small Business Owners

May 22, 2020

As a small business owner, time management is a factor in your daily life. But spending your time efficiently and effectively is often more easily said than done, especially if you work remotely. It can be hard to focus when working from home and distractions seem to lie around every corner. Likewise, if you spend…

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4 Self-Care Tips to Practice When Working Remotely

May 5, 2020

While there are many benefits to working from home—minimal cost of setup, no commute to the office, a flexible daily schedule—it doesn’t come without its challenges. There are distractions around every corner, it can be hard to shut down and stop working at the end of the day, and it can be lonely. If you…

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5 Client Etiquette Rules to Follow When Working from Home

April 29, 2020

There are many factors that influence a productive home office environment. Creating a defined work space. Developing a daily routine that minimizes outside distractions. Finding ways to balance personal and work responsibilities. Experimenting with different virtual tools to find the ones that work best for your business—the list goes on. But one often overlooked and…

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3 Signs an Executive Coach Can Benefit Your Independent Business

April 27, 2020

In today’s post, Melisa Liberman, host of upcoming MBO webinar “Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate Your Career Revenue”  and an executive coach specializing in tech leaders, offers actionable tips from her own experience as both a “coach” and a “coachee” to help independent professionals considering coaching for future career growth or career transition.    When…

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Unleash the Tiger: Build a Solid Business Foundation

April 21, 2020

In today’s post, Simmie Adams host of upcoming MBO webinar “Unleashing the Tiger to Grow Your Independent Business,” offers actionable tips to help organizational leaders achieve strategic change.  What is your business and business development plan? What are the right bricks to put in place to build a solid, business and business-development foundation? There are…

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