March 2, 2020 6:31 pmPublished by Will Bachman To support business growth before you’re ready to hire full-time employees, consider a virtual team to include an accountant, attorney, tax professional, researcher and graphic designer.
February 26, 2020 6:22 pmPublished by Will Bachman An advisor can play an invaluable role in providing guidance on how to develop project opportunities, how to set your fees, how to craft a proposal, how to build your visibility, and how to grow your firm.
February 26, 2020 6:17 pmPublished by Will Bachman Consulting is feast or famine. Some weeks you’ll be on the beach. At other times, you may have more work than you can handle alone. Build relationships now with other independent consultants who can serve as “swing capacity” (David A. Fields’s term) to provide you with leverage when you need help
February 26, 2020 6:10 pmPublished by Will Bachman Find a remote research assistant, who can search LinkedIn for experts, find relevant articles, and do other secondary research. Through tools such as Upwork you can find highly skilled, college-educated researchers at very reasonable rates.
February 26, 2020 5:58 pmPublished by Will Bachman There are several types of business insurance to consider for your consulting practice, depending on the types of services you provide and whether you hire staff.
February 26, 2020 5:50 pmPublished by Will Bachman One of the challenges of self-employment as an independent consultant in the U.S. is finding affordable health insurance. A health insurance broker can help you find the best plan. If you have a partner or an employee, in some states you may be eligible for a small group plan.
February 26, 2020 5:39 pmPublished by Will Bachman Find an attorney who is familiar with the world of independent professionals. You may want an attorney’s help to create your firm’s operating agreement, to prepare contract templates, and to review contracts that you receive from clients. If you hire an employee or engage any subcontractors, you may want to refer to an employment attorney