How to Start a Small Business

8 Business Startup Costs for Independent Professionals

February 11, 2021

Starting your own business is both exciting and scary. But the more you prepare, the higher your likelihood of success will be. There’s a lot to consider when you go out on your own, from determining the services you’ll offer to how you’ll incorporate your business, where you’ll work, and how you’ll find clients. Below,…

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Starting a Consulting Business After Retirement: 4 Tips

February 4, 2021

A big career change like retirement can unsettle even the most accomplished professionals. But if you’re like many people who still feel like they have great work to do, you can use your transition to retirement as an opportunity to launch a profitable and fulfilling career as an independent professional, joining a 38 million-strong workforce of talented workers.…

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6 Pros and Cons of Being a Female Entrepreneur

January 26, 2021

If you’re considering pursuing a career as an independent professional, you’re probably already aware of the many benefits: the flexibility to work your own hours, the ability to pursue projects you’re passionate about, and the freedom to learn new skills, just to name a few. It’s therefore no surprise that there are more than 38…

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7 Steps to Take Before Starting a Consulting Business

January 19, 2021

As an independent contractor, self-employed professional, freelancer, or entrepreneur, there’s plenty of gratification in knowing that ultimately, you’re your own boss—you work for yourself, you call the shots, and you own your financial destiny. While you may be confident in your ability to deliver great services and results to clients, it’s important to take a…

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Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

January 13, 2021

Deciding to go independent and start your own business is an exciting transition. It’s a chance to be your own boss, pursue projects you’re passionate about, and control when and where you work. At the same time, there’s bound to be mistakes involved when starting a new business venture. Avoid the growing pains of self-employment by…

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A Q&A With Jim Rabon: Seasoned Veteran Entrepreneur, Independent Business Owner and Professor

December 1, 2020

As part of our series on veteran entrepreneurs we spoke to a successful long-time independent consulting growth practice owner, Jim Rabon. Today, Jim has entered a new life stage: When he’s not tending to his horses, he spends time teaching on the subject of strategy and operations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also finds time to advise and counsel those earlier in their independent work journey.   In addition to his long…

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Meet Stacy Pilgreen: A Veteran Small Business Owner in the National Security Industry – Special Operations and Intelligence

November 17, 2020

Learn more about Robert Casper and how he is using the skills he learned in the military to offer services as a skilled, experienced independent professional.

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Meet Eddie Dunn: From Ground Zero to New Heights as a Veteran Business Owner

November 12, 2020

Learn more about Eddie Dunn and how he is using the skills he learned in the military to offer services as a skilled, experienced independent professional.

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Meet Robert Casper – U.S. Navy Commander to Independent Veteran Business Owner

November 11, 2020

Learn more about Robert Casper and how he is using the skills he learned in the military to offer services as a skilled, experienced independent professional.

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6 Rights of 1099 Contractors

October 26, 2020

A guide to the rights you have as an independent contractor.

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