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Guides for Enterprises

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Launching Your Direct Sourcing Program

Find the tools that you need to plan and launch a direct sourcing program in your enterprise.

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Compliance Risk Assessment Tool for Independent Workforce Engagement

Because there is risk associated with hiring independent contractors, preparation is key. Often, misclassification can be unintentional because businesses simply do…

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15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit (Guide)

15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit (Guide)

Learn the steps to take if your company is audited and 15 best practices to implement to avoid an audit.

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How to Prevent Contractor Misclassification- Tips for Managing Gray Zone Workers (Guide)

How to Prevent Contractor Misclassification: Tips for Managing Gray Zone Workers (Guide)

Learn how to engage contractors using best practices that reduce costs, attract top talent, and reduce misclassification risk.

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk and How to Avoid It (Guide)

What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk and How to Avoid It (Guide)

Learn what causes independent contractor engagement risk and how to mitigate that risk.

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How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

The landscape of work has been in flux for some time as technologies and societal shifts have influenced how companies…

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Guides for Independent Professionals

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7 Tips for Writing a Client Report (with Sample Report)

Writing a client report is essential for communicating your progress on a project and managing and building positive relationships with clients.   What…

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Consulting Fee and Bill Rate Calculator

Using a consulting fees calculator can help you understand how much to charge for your services. As an independent professional,…

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6 Consulting Frameworks for Small Business (Guide + Worksheets)

6 Consulting Frameworks for Small Business (Guide + Worksheets)

Understand six common businesss frameworks for consultants, self employed professionals, and contractors.

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10 Steps to Succeed at Your First Consulting Project (Guide)

10 Steps to Succeed at Your First Consulting Project (Guide)

After landing your first consulting project, take these 10 steps to set yourself up for success.

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Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Consulting Business (Guide)

Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Consulting Business (Guide)

Ask yourself these important questions before starting a consulting business

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How to Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

How to Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

Learn how to easily create a professional website, a valuable marketing tool to showcase your brand, stand out from your…

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Research, Studies and White Papers

2023 Digital Nomads Report

2023 Digital Nomads Trends Report: Nomads are Here to Stay

Digital Nomads Digital nomads defy a single definition, yet all choose to combine working remotely and traveling for various reasons…

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Client of Choice

5 Ways to Attract Top Talent and Become a Client of Choice (Report)

For years, the balance of power has been shifting. As the self-confidence and self-assurance of independent professionals have increased, the…

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Creator Economy 2023

Creator Economy Trends Report 2023

Creator Economy Staking Out New Territory Independent digital content creators are among the fastest-growing self-employment and independent work segments. Meet…

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Life Goals Report

2023 Life Goals Report: Why Independent Workers Outperform Other Workers in Achieving Life Goals

Post-pandemic, people are rethinking how work fits into their broader life goals. We referred to these changes as The Great…

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Contingent Labor Imperative

2022 Contingent Labor Report

  The ContingentLabor Imperative:   How Agile Enterprises Succeed in a Modern Workforce Model August 2022 How Agile Enterprises Succeed…

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Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads: The 2021 Workforce Trend

WORKFORCE TRENDS Digital Nomads: Advancing the Next Way of Working READ THE RESEARCH BRIEF DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL NOMADS RESEARCH…

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Case Studies

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How a Global Professional Services Corporation Tapped Open Innovation for Social Impact

How can a corporation that is serious about social responsibility launch the most effective campaigns in its focus areas?

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Quick Solve Challenges Prime the Innovation Pump for a Global Technology Company

Innovation comes in big and small sizes. Moonshots—those products and services that disrupt the status quo and create new realities—are…

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Big 4 Consulting Firm Saves 40% on Contingent Talent Recruiting

Outsourcing talent recruitment provides a big 4 consulting firm with a flexible way to secure high-level expertise on an as-needed…

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Global IT business saves £200 Million in liability through IR35 compliance

The risks and responsibilities of the new IR35 legislation created some challenges for the global IT, networking and cybersecurity solutions…

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Case Study: National Home Products Manufacturer Crowdsources 50 Percent of its New Product Ideas

National Home Products Company Crowdsources 50% of New Product Ideas

A home products manufacturer needed a way to rapidly generate 20-25 new product ideas per month working within a tight…

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Fortune 500 Consulting Firm Uses Crowdsourcing for New Solution Ideas

A major global consulting firm was looking for a fast solution to handle the ideation component of its client engagements….

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Webinars and Events

10 Steps to Launch a Predictable, Consistent, and Successful Solo Consulting Practice

10 Steps to Launch a Predictable, Consistent, and Successful Solo Consulting Practice

WEBINAR 10 Steps to Launch a Predictable, Consistent, and Successful Solo Consulting Practice Are you contemplating a shift to independent…

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SOI 2023

On Demand Webinar: Stronger Together: Insights from the 2023 State of Independence Report

WEBINAR Stronger Together: Insights from the 2023 State of Independence Report Dive into the insights gained at the recent panel…

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Life Goals

Life Goals: Managing Employee Experience in the Future of Work

WEBINAR Life Goals: Managing Employee Experience in the Future of Work In this interactive event, strategic HR leaders are expanding…

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Planning for Independent Business Success in 2023!

Planning for Independent Business Success in 2023

WEBINAR Planning for Independent Business Success in 2023 In this exclusive interactive event, independent consulting coach Melisa Liberman gave actionable…

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December 2022 SOI Webinar

2022 State of Independence In America: Why These Data Points Matter To Your Business

WEBINAR 2022 State of Independence In America Deep Dive: Why These Data Points Matter To Your Business In a recent…

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Should an IC Hire a Coach Power More Revenue and Success

Should an IC Hire a Coach? Power More Revenue and Success

WEBINAR Should an IC Hire a Coach? Power More Revenue and Success Get inspired with a specific checklist of actions…

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