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Do You Have the Right Mindset 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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10 Ways to Be Successful with Your First Consulting Client

August 11, 2015

After landing your first consulting project, there are many steps you can take to set yourself up for success.   Satisfied clients will be one of your best sources for future consulting jobs, so it is important to set the stage for success from day one. As a solo business owner, you are not only tasked…

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How to Get Your Company Set Up on LinkedIn

June 22, 2012

While LinkedIn is well known as the largest social media network for professionals, it’s not just for creating personal pages. Currently, more than 2 million companies have a company page on LinkedIn. A company page on LinkedIn can be a great way for an independent consultant to promote their services and network with clients and industry peers. Add Your…

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How to Overcome Client Doubts about Hiring an Independent Consultant

June 5, 2012

Oftentimes a client is nervous when considering hiring their first independent consultant, this nervousness stems from fears about the quality of the final product, productive use of time and resources, and the trust necessary for an independent consultant to be successful. They may wonder how they can trust someone they’ve never worked with before with…

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The Independent Consultant’s A Team

May 24, 2012

When launching an independent consultancy, most of us have a checklist of what we need to have in place to get off to a great start. It might include a business plan, marketing strategy, financial goals and a host of other things that are key to building a thriving practice. However, it’s also just as important…

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