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How to Succeed in Your First Independent Consulting Project

August 11, 2015

How to Make Your First Project Successful Congratulations! You have landed your first client as an independent consultant and are officially in business. Now that you have achieved that all important first milestone of consulting work, what’s next? Satisfied clients will be one of your best sources for future consulting jobs, so it is important to set…

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How to Become a Consultant: Transitioning from W-2 Employment to Self-Employment

August 11, 2015

Is now a good time to go independent? There has never been a better time to become an independent consultant. In fact, more than 32 million U.S. workers have embarked upon the path to date. It is a heady time in the U.S. workforce landscape, with many options for pursuing your passion. We know from the State of Independence…

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How to Become an Independent Consultant

August 11, 2015

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 Land Your First Consulting Client

September 9, 2014

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 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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