Talent Resources

Skilled professionals are going independent to capitalize on their strengths, gain ownership over how they work, and select projects that interest and excite them. Build your consultancy and successfully execute projects with help from these expert resources and independent talent tips.

  • Collaborating Effectively: How to Get Buy-In from Key Stakeholders

    Collaborating Effectively: How to Get Buy-In from Key Stakeholders

    Securing buy-in from key stakeholders is an art—and critical to ensuring a project’s success. Try these tips to collaborate effectively.

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  • 5 Common Mistakes New Consultants Make And How to Avoid Them

    5 Common Mistakes New Consultants Make And How to Avoid Them

    Mistakes are inevitable anytime you’re starting a new venture. Beware of these five common mistakes new consultants make.

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  • 6 Financial Best Practices for New Consultants

    6 Financial Best Practices for New Consultants

    Setting up a strong financial foundation is a critical step for new consultants. Here are six financial best practices for consultants to focus on.

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  • Client Retention Tips to Turn One-Off Consulting Projects into Repeat Business

    Client Retention Tips to Turn One-Off Consulting Projects into Repeat Business

    One of the best ways to grow your consulting revenue is through repeat business. Try these 5 client retention tips to turn one-off gigs into recurring work.

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  • 7 Tips for Choosing Projects and Managing Your Project Pipeline

    7 Tips for Choosing Projects and Managing Your Project Pipeline

    Succeeding as an independent talent requires a steady pipeline of projects in your niche. Try these tips for project selection and pipeline management.

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  • Wellness at Work: How We Can Stay Healthy Together

    Wellness at Work: How We Can Stay Healthy Together

    We designated the month of September “Wellness Month” at Business Talent Group (BTG). One of the driving reasons for my joining BTG just about a year ago was the organization’s core values, which...

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  • How to Find the Right Clients for Your Consulting Business

    How to Find the Right Clients for Your Consulting Business

    Finding consulting clients can be challenging, but if you take the right actions, you can build a repeatable process to get clients and do work that's meaningful to you.

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  • Independent Talent Trends in the Time of COVID-19

    Independent Talent Trends in the Time of COVID-19

    Workforces throughout the U.S. are engaging independent talent more than ever before, and likely will continue to do so when COVID-19 is behind us.

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  • How to Handle a Tough Conversation With a Client

    How to Handle a Tough Conversation With a Client

    Problems occasionally arise in client relationships for even the best consultants. Try these tips the next time you need to have a difficult conversation.

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  • Executive Summary Writing Guide

    Executive Summary Writing Guide

    Whether you're writing a LinkedIn bio, a resume objective, or a project application, you'll need to distill your skills and experience into just a few sentences that highlight your expertise.

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  • How to Create a 2021 Strategic Plan for Your Consulting Practice

    How to Create a 2021 Strategic Plan for Your Consulting Practice

    Whether formal or informal, a strategic plan for your consulting practice can go a long way toward positioning you for success in the year head.

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  • The #1 Secret of the Most Effective Remote Project Managers

    The #1 Secret of the Most Effective Remote Project Managers

    Project management may be a hands-on role, but an on-site presence isn't as essential as it once was. Here's what great remote project managers do right.

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  • How to Choose Your Speciality as an Independent Consultant

    How to Choose Your Speciality as an Independent Consultant

    There are many different types of consultants. Choose your consulting specialty early on to position yourself as an expert and grow your practice.

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  • How to Start a Career in Independent Consulting

    How to Start a Career in Independent Consulting

    Starting your own consulting practice can be a lucrative and rewarding experience. Here's a quick primer on how to become an independent consultant.

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  • Project Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

    Project Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

    To effectively collaborate at a distance, you need the right tools for the job. Here are 7 project collaboration tools to make remote work more productive.

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  • On-Demand Talent for Critical Remote Work

    On-Demand Talent for Critical Remote Work

    Business leaders increasingly rely on on-demand talent as a flexible way to critical work done. And for good reason—independent talent are particularly well suited for today's remote environment.

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  • Marketing Tactics for Independent Consultants: Engage Your Audience

    Marketing Tactics for Independent Consultants: Engage Your Audience

    As an independent consultant, it's important to engage your audience regularly to stay top of mind with both current and prospective clients. Here are three ways to get started.

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  • 8 Tips to Make Your BTG Project Applications Stand Out

    8 Tips to Make Your BTG Project Applications Stand Out

    As an independent consultant with Business Talent Group, you can apply for projects to help leading companies tackle their biggest challenges. Here are 8 tips to help your applications stand out.

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  • How Working Parents Can Stay Ahead During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    How Working Parents Can Stay Ahead During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Parents working as freelancers don’t have to pause their careers because of COVID-19. Here are five ways to stay ahead during this challenging time.

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  • BTG Reading Room: Talent News You Can Use

    BTG Reading Room: Talent News You Can Use

    Whether you’re new to the gig economy or have been flying solo for a while, there’s a lot to follow in the news and much to consider when managing and marketing your own business. Here’s some...

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