How to Start a Small Business

How to Become a Digital Nomad

September 24, 2019

You’ve probably heard the term “digital nomad” tossed around in conversation, but what does it mean, exactly? A digital nomad is someone who embraces technology and location independence, traveling to other cities—and even other countries—to both work remotely and explore new surroundings. Some people travel for years while others go for just a few weeks…

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Is Consulting Right for You? 9 Questions to Ask

September 15, 2019

Is independent consulting right for you? Use this information to gauge whether or not you are ready for self-employment.

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How to Create a Business Plan for Your Small Business

August 23, 2019

Creating a business plan is a key part of the extensive planning and preparation required to become a successful independent professional. According to our State of Independence research, the independent workforce is 41 million strong—representing 41 million Americans—so knowing what it takes to launch a small business is more important than ever. Here are eight…

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How Much Does It Cost to Run a Small Business?

August 14, 2019

The many administrative and support tasks that must be done to effectively run a business is a big part of every independent contractor’s job. Without an organized and well-managed back office, your business can suffer. While larger companies have teams of employees and individual departments to handle these types of tasks, when you run your own…

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What is a Consultant vs a Contractor

August 9, 2019

There are 41 million self-employed Americans today working as consultants, freelancers, contractors and more. By 2024, we anticipate that this total number of independent workers will rise to more than 47 million. This independent workforce touches all segments of the economy—from on-demand drivers and freelance writers to marketing professionals and website designers serving major companies.…

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How to Build a Million Dollar Small Business: 4 Steps

July 23, 2019

Whether your goals for pursuing self-employment 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…

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7 Steps to Take Before Starting a Consulting Business

July 20, 2019

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 Self Employment Myths

July 5, 2019

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 independent,…

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3 Key Steps to Take Before Starting a Consulting Business

June 21, 2019

More than ever before, the ability to be self-employed is on a lot of people’s minds. Independent work is or has been a part of nearly 48% of American’s careers, a number that is expected to grow to 52% over the next five years. Independence offers the opportunity for greater flexibility, increased career satisfaction, and…

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Top 7 Self Employed Jobs that Pay Well

May 10, 2019

If you are contemplating a move to self-employment but aren’t sure if your work experience is suited to an independent career, taking a look at high-demand jobs within your industry can help give you an idea of how to align your skills with market needs. Whether you’re a well-established professional, or just starting on a new path,…

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