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9 Steps to Transitioning from a Full Time Job to Self-Employment

November 4, 2019

Why become self-employed? There has never been a better time to become self employed. In fact, more than 32 million U.S. workers have embarked upon the path to date. It is a heady time in the U.S. workforce landscape, with many options for pursuing your passion. We know from the State of Independence in America,…

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How to Get Your First Consulting Client: 6 Steps

November 3, 2019

Get your consulting business off to a good start by learning the best strategies for finding and getting clients.

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5 Reasons to Join the Gig Economy in 2020

November 1, 2019

The United States currently boasts 41.1 million independent workers—a tally that is expected to rise despite record low unemployment and some of the strongest jobs numbers in more than nearly two decades. 2020 may also be a tipping point. With roughly one-third of the private U.S. workforce already working as independent professionals, companies have become…

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How to Become a Digital Nomad

September 24, 2019

You’ve probably heard the term “digital nomad” tossed around in conversation, but what does it mean, exactly? A digital nomad is someone who embraces technology and location independence, traveling to other cities—and even other countries—to both work remotely and explore new surroundings. Some people travel for years while others go for just a few weeks…

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Is Consulting Right for You? 9 Questions to Ask Yourself

September 15, 2019

Is independent consulting right for you? Use this information to gauge whether or not you are ready for self-employment.

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How to Create a Business Plan for Your Small Business

August 23, 2019

Creating a business plan is a key part of the extensive planning and preparation required to become a successful independent professional. According to our State of Independence research, the independent workforce is 41 million strong—representing 41 million Americans—so knowing what it takes to launch a small business is more important than ever. Here are eight…

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How Much Does It Cost to Run a Small Business?

August 14, 2019

The many administrative and support tasks that must be done to effectively run a business is a big part of every independent contractor’s job. Without an organized and well-managed back office, your business can suffer. While larger companies have teams of employees and individual departments to handle these types of tasks, when you run your own…

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Independent Contractor vs Consultant: What’s the difference?

August 9, 2019

There are 41 million self-employed Americans today working as consultants, freelancers, contractors and more. By 2024, we anticipate that this total number of independent workers will rise to more than 47 million. This independent workforce touches all segments of the economy—from on-demand drivers and freelance writers to marketing professionals and website designers serving major companies.…

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How to Build a Million-Dollar Small Business: 4 Steps

July 23, 2019

Whether your goals for pursuing self-employment are financial, lifestyle, or interest based, choosing to go independent means just that—you have the choice to build a business that allows you to live your life the way you want to live it. Today, more people than ever are pursuing an independent career and year after year, more…

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Fact or Fiction? 10 Self-Employment Myths

July 5, 2019

</ifram Being your own boss, working when and where you like, and turning your passion into a career make self-employment appealing. But people are often hesitant to make the leap due to concerns about job security, experience level needed, or income potential. But many of these fears lack a factual basis. If you’re considering going…

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