How to Start a Small Business

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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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How to Transition from Full Time Worker to Self Employed: 9 Steps

September 23, 2020

Why Become Self-Employed? Work today looks very different than it did just a few years ago. There are many options for pursuing your passion, work is often completed in defined projects, and for many businesses it is cost and resource efficient to outsource work. This shift has intersected with the underlying revolution of American workers…

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7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

August 13, 2020

Building a successful business is not only dependent on having great service offerings—you also have to find and maintain a consistent pipeline of work. If you’re considering going independent, one big question you should ask is: are my skills in demand? Below, we take a look at five popular industries for independents. But if your services…

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How to Get Your First Consulting Client: 6 Steps

July 20, 2020

Get your consulting business off to a good start by learning the best strategies for finding and getting clients.

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How to Become a Self Employed Consultant: 5 Steps to Starting Right

July 17, 2020

Is going independent and starting your own business a dream of yours? While becoming an independent contractor may sound great, you might not feel 100% ready just quite yet. Being confident in your decision is important, and luckily there’s a lot you can do to prepare for self-employment so you feel completely informed in your…

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Women in Career Transitions

Top 10 Tips for Career Transition in The Time of Covid-19

July 16, 2020

In these challenging times executives are suddenly being forced to prepare for an unwanted career transition. Others have been planning a departure to retirement, or second career self-employment, for years. The recent DC/Baltimore Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications Zoom webinar, an online webinar for women in career transitions, showcased some of the best practices,…

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How to Break Away from the Corporate Employment Model as an Independent Professional

July 9, 2020

Going out on your own and starting a solo business can be both intimidating and daunting. When transitioning to self-employment, you’re leaving behind the safety net you had as an employee—healthcare and retirement benefits, a boss who directs your work, and an employer who pays half of your Social Security and Medicare taxes. But as…

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10 Things to Love about Being Independent

10 Things to Love About Being an Independent Professional

June 30, 2020

There are plenty of perks to working as an independent professional: freedom, flexibility, control over your work, the ability to pursue your passion, and the option to work from anywhere in the world, just to name a few. Here are our top 10 reasons to fall in love with self-employment. 1. Boost Your Income Did…

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