Skip to content

How to Start a Small Business

How to Start a Successful Consulting Business

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…

View More

5 Questions to Ask Before Becoming Self Employed

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…

View More

5 Business Start Up Tips for Millennials

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…

View More

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…

View More

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…

View More

Pros and Cons of Self-Employment for Women

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…

View More

How to Start a Consulting Business on the Side

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 2019 State of Independence in America study found that the independent workforce currently stands at 41.1 million people. However, not everyone who is…

View More

Types of Independent Workers and Entrepreneurs

January 18, 2018

There are a myriad of words, phrases, and terms used to describe independent workers. Are you a freelancer, self-employed, independent consultant, independent contractor, side-gigger, on-demand worker, solopreneur, or some combination thereof? To both the outside world and the independent worker, these terms can be quite confusing. Many have conflicting definitions, particularly when it comes to…

View More

5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Small Business

January 11, 2018

The decision to pursue an independent career can be both exciting and scary. The rewards of being your own boss, working flexible hours, and the ability to pursue what you’re passionate about are great, but as an independent, you also assume the challenges, risks, and infrastructure of running a business. In his webinar, Going Independent: Are You…

View More

Top 5 Industries for Independent Contractors

November 22, 2017

If you’re considering going independent, one big question you should ask is: are my skills in demand? Building a successful business is not only dependent on having great service offerings, but you also have to find and maintain a consistent pipeline of work as well. The following are five popular industries for independents—but don’t worry if…

View More
Scroll To Top