How to Start a Small Business

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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4 Steps to Small Business Success

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 of…

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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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3 Key Steps to Take Before Starting a Consulting Business

June 21, 2019

More than ever before, the ability to be self-employed is on a lot of people’s minds. Independent work is or has been a part of nearly 48% of American’s careers, a number that is expected to grow to 52% over the next five years. Independence offers the opportunity for greater flexibility, increased career satisfaction, and…

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How Much Money Do You Need to Start a Small Business?

May 1, 2019

Whether you’re tired of a corporate work environment, eager to launch an innovative business venture, or simply ready to be your own boss, there are many attractive benefits to starting your own company. However, launching a successful consulting business requires both financial preparation as well as a solid business plan. We’ve compiled four tips to…

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How to Add Self-Employed to Your Resume

December 4, 2018

Update your independent consulting resume to boost your professional credibility, track your accomplishments, and build your personal brand.

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How to Start a Small Business: 5 Legal Requirements

October 26, 2018

Make sure your small business operates legally with all of the required licenses and permits.

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How to Find Business Success and Work-Life Balance in a Post-Retirement Career as an Independent Consultant

September 26, 2018

Independent consultant Dr. John Frazier Glenn shares his journey to self-employment.

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