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Guides for Independent Professionals

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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)

Ask yourself these important questions before starting a consulting business

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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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How to Write a Consulting Proposal: Template Included

Learn how to write and deliver proposals as a consultant.

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6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients (Guide)

How to overcome a common roadblock to independent consulting success

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Scope of Work

How to Write a Project Scope of Work (Guide and Templates)

Find a step by step guide on creating a Scope of Work document that outlines the basic details of your…

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Guides for Enterprises

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How to Set Independent Talent Up for Success in 2023 (Guide)

This guide covers best practices for a company and its managers to set up their independent talent for success in 2023. These practices are part of building an optimized workforce. It also includes self-assessments that help determine what’s working and where improvement is needed.

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Worker Classification Tests: DOL, IRS, State Tests for Classifying Workers

Worker classification is a topic of increasing importance as the independent workforce continues to grow in number. Workers can be…

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15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit

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

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When and How to Make Direct Sourcing Part of Your Contingent Talent Strategy (Guide and Checklist)

Key factors to consider when incorporating direct sourcing into a contingent talent strategy

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3 Ways to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors (Guide)

Compare independent contractor engagement alternatives to find the one that works best for you.

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Direct and Indirect Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement Methods

How to Engage Independent Contractors (Guide): Costs and Methods

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

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Research, Studies and White Papers

Building an agile workforce

Building an Agile Workforce in a Post COVID World

Building an Agile Workforce in a Post-COVID World Shift to a strategic mindset through workforce optimization Download the white paper…

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Four Forces Driving the New World of Work

Four Forces Driving the New World of Work Workforce optimization initiatives are shifting the mindset of enterprises Download the white…

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Attract and Retain Top Talent by Becoming a Client of Choice

CLIENT OF CHOICE Attract and Retain Top Talent by Becoming a Client of Choice Download the Report Download the 2020…

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California’s AB 5 Opens the Door For Independent Contractors

California’s AB 5 Analysis California’s AB 5 Opens the Door For Independent Contractors Download the Analysis As today’s 41-million strong independent workforce…

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Digital Nomads: Leading the Shift to Remote and Distributed Work

Digital Nomads: Leading Remote Work State of Independence: 2019 Research Brief Digital nomads are leading the shift to remote and…

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The Financial Well-Being of Independent Workers

State of Independence Report : 2019 Research Brief Independent workers report similar levels of financial well-being to those with traditional…

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Case Studies

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A Big 4 Consulting Firm Outsources Independent Talent Recruitment to Build a Successful Direct Sourcing Program

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, networking and cybersecurity solutions business brings controls and processes into 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 Manufacturer Crowdsources 50 Percent of its 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 Gets Better Ideas and Faster Turnaround for Client Using Crowdsourcing

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

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Major Global Industrial Manufacturer Crowdsources Novel R&D Concepts and Identifies Top Candidates for Technical Positions

A major global industrial manufacturer needed a way to think outside the box for ideas on how to improve on…

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Fortune 500 CPG Company Uses MindSumo to Crowdsource Names for a New Line of Products

A global CPG company was launching a new product line in an entirely new market segment. The company wanted a…

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Webinars and Events

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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2022 State of Independence In America Deep Dive: 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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The Great Realization: Keys to Achieving a Modern Business Model that Unlocks the Future of Work (2021 Stansberry Conference & Alliance Meeting)

WEBINAR The Great Realization: Keys to Achieving a Modern Business Model that Unlocks the Future of Work (2021 Stansberry Conference…

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Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces

Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces

WEBINAR Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces In today’s Human Resource landscape, it is important to know the growing trends…

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Presenting a Proposal: Keys to Influencing Executives & Winning a Project

WEBINAR Presenting a Proposal: Keys to Influencing Executives & Winning a Project Growing your business can be done in many…

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