How to Start a Small Business

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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Fact or Fiction? 10 Self-Employment Myths

March 2, 2018

</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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Four Steps to Small Business Success

March 1, 2018

Whether your goals for going independent 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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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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Going Independent: Three Key Steps to Take

January 26, 2018

More than ever before, going independent is on a lot of people’s minds. The independent workforce today is nearly 41 million strong, and that number is expected to grow to 47.6 million in just five years. Independence offers the opportunity for greater flexibility, increased career satisfaction, and even the chance to earn more money—so, there’s a…

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Moonlighting as a Part-Time Consultant

January 23, 2018

There are many benefits to independent consulting—flexible hours, unlimited earning potential, the freedom to choose your own clients and projects—and these benefits have made this career choice increasingly popular. In fact, our 2017 State of Independence in America study found that the independent workforce currently stands at nearly 41 million people. However, not everyone who is drawn…

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