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When to Make the Transition from Full-Time Employment to Independent Consulting

July 13, 2017

If you are considering quitting full-time employment for a career as an independent consultant, here are several key factors that can help you determine if (and when) this transition is right for you. 1. Financially, are you ready? There’s no magic number needed to quit one’s job and make the leap to self-employment, but typically…

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Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

June 21, 2017

Becoming an independent consultant is an exciting transition. It’s a chance to be your own boss, pursue projects you’re passionate about, and control when and where you work. At the same time, there’s bound to be mistakes involved when starting a new business venture. Avoid the growing pains of self-employment by learning about common errors and…

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Top Self-Employed Careers to Consider

May 10, 2017

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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How to Find an Independent Consulting Job

April 4, 2017

One of the benefits of being an independent professional is having the flexibility to follow your passion and choose the type of work you do. However, project frequency can ebb and flow, and it can sometimes be difficult to establish a steady stream of work. Luckily, there are many ways to keep your pipeline full such as…

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How to Become a Consultant: 5 Steps to Succcess

March 31, 2017

Becoming an independent contractor may sound great, but perhaps you don’t feel 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 choice. Building a strong networking base, preparing financially, and establishing the unique services…

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3 Reasons to Consider Consulting After Retirement

March 22, 2017

Continuing to work after you retire is an attractive option for many reasons, but doesn’t returning to a grueling work schedule defeat the very purpose of retirement? If you have years of experience in the workforce, there should be a way for you to contribute your expertise while still making the most out of your…

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Starting an LLC: 5 Advantages to Forming a Limited Liability Company

March 14, 2017

When you first make the choice to become self-employed, there are a number of resulting decisions to work thorough. Some choices are easy and others are more complicated, but navigating these decisions is an excellent proving ground for how ready you are to become an independent. One of the most important questions you’ll consider is how…

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Self-Employment Begins With Your Mindset: Are You Ready To Start a Business?

March 8, 2017

“The biggest mistake that you can ever make is to ever think that you work for anyone but yourself. From the time you take your first job until the time you retire you are always self-employed.”– Brian Tracy, Business and Professional Development Coach The quote above can be a game-changer for many people considering self-employment. Realizing…

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S Corp vs C Corp: 6 Advantages to Forming a C Corporation

February 22, 2017

For many, there has never been a better time to make the shift to independent work. With online services making it easier than ever to set up your business, it’s no wonder that 29 million American workers are considering becoming independent in the next 2-3 years. Once you’ve decided to pursue work as an independent consultant, choosing the…

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Millennial Entrepreneurs: 8 Traits and Facts

October 8, 2015

Long recognized as a force in popular culture and media, Millennials are increasingly asserting themselves as they age into the full-time workforce. But this burgeoning independent population is different from their older counterparts in several distinct ways. Here are 8 traits and facts that help explain the Millennial Independents: 1. The Millenial Independent Worker Generation is Big.…

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