We're Getting Noticed and It's Swelling Our Heads Department:
USA Today names us a 'Hot Site'... Fortune Magazine calls us 'a great little online magazine'... The Mining Company gave us a great review too. Now if we can just figure out how to get the IRS not to notice us...
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Once upon a time there was a very nice executive who remembered a very manipulative theory from his freelancing days... Full story
|No work coming in? Is the cold sweat breaking out on your forehead, like you're living in your own private horror movie? We feel your pain... no, actually, that's baloney. Only you feel your pain. But we do have some advice. Full story Tips
the right way to deal with clients' criticism... and then there's
our crazed columnist's way. Full story
IPs know that joining an association can help their networking.
But what should you do once you join? Full Story
you knew that museum curators can be independent professionals.
It's an interesting life, complete with mother goddesses, problem
clients (sound familiar?), and a diabetic male cat named... Susan?
Don't ask; just read.
can invent a name for your solo business, or simply use the one
you were born with. We found that IPs disagree on this issue. Full story
A Day in the Life of an IP: When it's hot in the Hamptons, superstar summer residents hire IP landscape designer Elizabeth Lear.
Full story Tips
Classified ads for IPs? The Great Scott, a magician, is used to stunning children and adults by making things appear and disappear. But not even smoke and mirrors can conjure up new clients... Full story Tips
At least once every year -- usually in April -- IPs have a first hand experience of film noir. We found an IP lawyer/accountant who divides his time between murder, bombs, and... tax preparation. Call it IRS noir. Full story
Should you do your own taxes, or have a professional tax preparer do it? 1099 speaks with three professionals about the pros and cons of each method. Full story
April's long gone, and if you were a good little girl or boy and filed your taxes on time, you can ignore this. But if you screwed up and are still having IRS nightmares, here are our picks of Key Web Sites for Tax Panic.
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"arms" himself with a theory for manipulating clients
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You call yourself "self-employed," but what will the IRS call you? June Walker explains in her trademark clear style.
Client relations and
(We're looking for a permanent columnist for this slot)
(Yep, we're still looking for a marketing columnist. Recommendations?
Email from our readers: Stuck in the rat race, narrowing your focus, moving your business to the country, and much more...
Books of Interest to Independent Professionals
(What? You work for yourself and you actually have time to read books?)