How to Start a Small Business

4 Professional Partners Small Business Owners Need

November 27, 2019

If you’re considering starting your own business, you probably have done some research and have a checklist of what you need to have in place to start off on the right foot. That list might include a business plan, marketing strategy, financial goals, or a host of other things that are key to building a…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Becoming Self Employed

November 26, 2019

If you’re considering self-employment, there has never been a better time to make the leap to independence. Today, many individuals are pursuing an independent careers and companies are increasingly engaging independent talent. That’s not too surprising as self-employment offers many advantages such as the ability to pursue your passion, control your own schedule, and be…

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Transition from a Full Time Job to Self-Employment: 9 Steps

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 Land 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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6 Rights of Independent Contractors

October 14, 2019

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

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Forming an LLC: 5 Advantages You Need to Know

October 14, 2019

When you first make the choice to become self-employed, there are a number of resulting decisions to work thorough. Some choices are easy and others are more complicated, but navigating these decisions is an excellent proving ground for how ready you are to become an independent. One of the most important questions you’ll consider is how…

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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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