How to Start a Small Business

How Much Does It Cost to Start Your Own 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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Five Legal Requirements for Starting a Small Business

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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Should I Become a Consultant? 6 Steps to Know if You’re Ready

July 20, 2018

Whether you identify 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…

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10 Things to Love About Being an Independent Professional

July 3, 2018

From freedom, flexibility, and control, to pursuing your passion and working from anywhere in the world, there are plenty of perks to working as an independent professional. Here are our top 10 reasons to fall in love with self-employment. 1. Be Your Own Boss As an independent professional, you have the flexibility to set your…

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Quiz: Is Self-Employment Right for You?

June 5, 2018

Making the leap to self-employment is an exciting career and life change. As an independent contractor, you call the shots. It’s up to you to decide when, where, and how you work. But independent work comes with many new responsibilities as well. When you run your own business, it’s up to you to prepare contracts,…

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Should You Become Self-Employed? Take the Quiz

June 5, 2018

42 million Americans work independently as independent professionals..  Full-time self-employed independence continues to be a viable and attractive option for many professionals, especially those with in-demand skills. Any career change marks a major moment, but the decision to transition from employee to independent professional is perhaps one of the most significant life shifts you can experience. Striking out…

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How to Create a Business Plan for Your Small Business

May 17, 2018

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 about 31% of the private U.S. workforce— so knowing what it takes to launch a small business is more important than ever.…

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How Much Does It Cost to Run a Small Business?

May 8, 2018

The many administrative and support tasks that must be done effectively to 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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