How to Start a Small Business

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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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9 Basic Legal Requirements for Starting a Small Business

October 26, 2020

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

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How to Create a Self Employed Resume

October 16, 2020

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

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How Much Does it Cost to Start a Small Business in 2020?

September 25, 2020

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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