How to Start a Small Business

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 Change Careers: 5 Questions to Ask Before Going Independent

April 18, 2018

There has never been a better time to consider making the leap to independence. Today, more people than ever are pursuing an independent career and companies are increasingly engaging independent talent. That’s not too surprising as self-employment offers many perks such as the ability to pursue your passion, control your own schedule, and be your own boss. At the…

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Millennials: 5 Tips for Starting Your Own Business

April 4, 2018

Independence is a great career option for Millennials. Rather than competing for a traditional job, you can build a project-based business with multiple clients. Working as an independent can be one of the best ways to enjoy a flexible schedule, personal freedom, comfortable income, and a fun, rewarding career. Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as…

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5 Reasons 2018 Is Your Year to Join the Gig Economy

February 21, 2018

The United States currently boasts 40.9 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. 2018 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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Five Questions for Elaine Pofeldt About How to Start a High-Revenue Business of One

February 15, 2018

Starting your own business is an exciting prospect; you have the chance to bring your ideas to life, be your own boss, and make more money. But what skills do you need to get started and what’s the secret to building a thriving company? In her webinar, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlined pathways…

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Tips for Becoming an Independent Consultant as a Gen X Worker

January 31, 2018

If you’re considering making the transition from traditional employment to independent work as the next step in your career, you’re not alone. Many Gen X professionals have made the leap to solo work—representing 27% of the total independent workforce. Often characterized as the self-reliant generation, it is no surprise that so many choose to pursue independent…

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Women Entrepreneurs: The Pros and Cons of Working for Yourself

January 30, 2018

There are countless benefits to pursuing a career as an independent professional: 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 nearly 41 million independent workers today, 47% of which are women. Women see…

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