Free Agent

Author: Katy Tynan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 148225882X
Size: 70.22 MB
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There is a seismic shift underway in the employer/employee relationship that is redefining the nature of jobs and careers. Sole proprietors and independent contractors now represent more than 20 percent of the workforce, and that number is expected to reach nearly 50 percent within the next 10 years. Despite the proliferation of people engaging in freelance and contract work, however, the path to success is not always easy. Free Agent: The Independent Professional's Roadmap to Self-Employment Success details a pragmatic action plan to help you succeed in this new skills marketplace. Supplying practical strategies to help you get ahead of the change and become an in-demand resource with a steady stream of income, the book describes how work is changing and what is driving the growth of freelancing. Next, it explains how to get your new independent venture off the ground, how to find your first client, and what you need to know to avoid common pitfalls. To transition successfully from employee to free agent, you must have a plan to avoid the pitfalls and a support team to give you the expertise on complicated topics such as business structure, contracts, and accounting. This book is your guide to successfully navigating the transition. Detailing the tools and practices that will enable you to succeed as a free agent, the book includes case studies and interviews with those who have already made the transition. The book concludes by describing how to optimize your new freelance work style to make the most of your time and energy, so you can focus on doing more of what you love.

Survive Your Promotion

Author: Katy Tynan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615344638
Size: 57.36 MB
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New managers have it tough - nearly half will wash out in the first year according to industry statistics. Will you be one of them? This 90 day plan has the secrets you need to beat the odds. Packed with real world examples and practical advice, Survive Your Promotion! gives you the tools you need to succeed. Learn how to manage your time, deal with conflict, align team goals with organizational objectives and much more! Great for managers at all levels, the resources in this book will move you directly from theory to success!

How Did I Not See This Coming

Author: Katy Tynan
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1562869221
Size: 29.49 MB
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Julie’s having a very bad day. She’s a new manager, and her top performer has resigned to escape her, and her own manager is looking on with a skeptical eye. . . . This is the story of her turnaround. Being a first-time manager is a tough job. If you were Julie, what would you do? Wouldn’t anyone, given the choice of taking on a leadership role (with a raise), or staying put, have done the same? But no one prepared her for developing co-workers, her former peers, while producing as before and leading the team. Now she’s in over her head. Author Katy Tynan understands. In her new book, How Did I Not See This Coming? A Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster, Tynan unlocks the truths about management, showing that first-time managers are basically on a journey without a map. It’s not that employers aren’t investing in their new managers, she says, or that the people in leadership don’t care, but they are no longer close to the raw experience of being a new manager. What’s more, most management books are written by experts who lack the memory of first-time failure. In How Did Not See This Coming?, Tynan tells the fictional story of Julie, a onetime star producer, to illustrate how a new manager can successfully make the shift from a role without leadership responsibilities to one with them. Along the way, Tynan offers the five basic truths about management—starting with recognizing team values and strengths—truths that can be learned by anyone. You, too, can be the manager everyone’s talking about—in a good way—because you’re the one who figured it out.

A New Brand Of Expertise

Author: Dennis Russell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136432094
Size: 19.25 MB
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A New Brand of Expertise uniquely clarifies the dynamics of the red-hot "free agent" workplace and teaches the new skills and employment strategies independent professionals must master to succeed. In today's quick and turbulent markets, companies often need specialized professional talent on an interim basis to solve specific business problems, a major trend creating huge opportunities and an alternative career track for many professionals. A New Brand of Expertise clarifies for independent professionals why companies need interim talent and how to develop a skill set that matches market needs. Readers will learn effective methods for uniquely marketing and branding themselves in order to develop a sustainable and successful free agent career.

The Innovative Agent

Author: Mark Sisson
Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing
ISBN: 9781619614017
Size: 17.67 MB
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A Clear Guide for Insurance Agents to Survive and Thrive The insurance industry has experienced unprecedented disruption in the last decade. What was once a static, reliable career path is riddled with increased government regulation, competition and consolidation. The old, tried and true methods of attracting new customers no longer apply and for many, the future looks bleak. How can an insurance agent regain market share, control of their business and enjoy exponential growth? By adopting The Innovative Agent's roadmap for success. This simple, five step process gives you the tools and insight to embrace the new normal" within the industry and claim your piece of the pie. Whether you're a new independent agent or you've already grown a successful agency, this one-of-a-kind book provides a clear path forward using the basic principles of lean thinking and disruptive innovation. Let author and seasoned insurance professional, Mark Sisson, guide you on the path to success with his easy-to-implement and proven strategy to help you manage change today, tomorrow and beyond. Be a part of the entrepreneurial renaissance!

Your Virtual Success

Author: Alan Blume
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601631014
Size: 13.24 MB
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The more virtual your business, the more flexible the hours, the lower the overhead, and the greater the profit potential. Your Virtual Success will help a cash-poor entrepreneur, a small business scrambling for expansion capital, an existing business seeking to improve profits, or an independent professional in any service business. Alan Blume's virtual model has resulted in large six-figure deals with people he's never met face to face--and never will-- and small sales that would never be profitable in a traditional business environment. In Your Virtual Success, he demystifies the cost-effective, leading-edge, Internet-based tools that are available to almost everyone, as long as you know what questions to ask and where to look. Your Virtual Success shows any entrepreneur, sole proprietor, partnership, or existing business how to: Leverage new Internet tools to grow your business faster and more profitably. Utilize free or low-cost online resources to hire, manage and expand your business. Rapidly create a new, work-from-home virtual business while minimizing the risks of a traditional startup.

Do Make The Handbook For Starting Your Very Own Business

Author: Angela Lussier
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329746260
Size: 49.79 MB
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Do+Make: The Handbook for Starting Your Very Own Business is the second book in a two-part series. Following up book 1, Who’s With Us? From Wondering to Knowing if You Should Start a Business in 21 Days, readers get the opportunity to build their very own business as they journey through the pages of each interactive chapter. While millions of people are thinking about starting a business each day, brave and curious dreamers who read this book will be given the tools and steps needed to make their vision a new way of life. In these pages, Angela Lussier expertly shares her experiences, teaches you what you need to know to get started, and leaves you with an entire business blueprint created by, and for, you. No longer wonder what business ownership might be like. Stop waiting and start creating your new future by picking up this book.

The Complete Guide To Becoming A Successful Mortgage Broker

Author: Patricia Hughes
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601381301
Size: 12.58 MB
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A reliable mortgage broker is in constant demand and never short on business in any economic condition. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average income of mortgage brokers is $43,210. The mortgage brokering business is one of the fastest growing occupations in America today, yet the financial success rate for these new brokers is dismal. It is estimated that less than 30 percent of new mortgage brokers ever become financially successful. Virtually all mortgage brokers are paid strictly on commission, so there is little motivation for the company to help you succeed. You need the proper training to be prepared. This new book will provide you with a road map to financial success. You will learn how NOT to make the big mistakes most new brokers make, how to put a loan package together, how to find borrowers, how and what to charge, how to guarantee your fee, how to make buyers and sellers happy, and how to quickly and easily locate the best deals for your customers. Additionally, this book provides you with information on licensing and exam fees, the expenses of doing business, your vehicle and insurance coverage, sales techniques, simple methods to get hundreds of referrals, software programs that make running your business effortless, the private mortgage segment, the commercial market, secrets to using the Internet, realtors, online tools and ideas, mortgage technology tips, Internet leads, building partnerships, and much more. We also spent thousands of hours interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of todays most successful mortgage brokers. This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven, successful ideas. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to earn a high, consistent income as a broker, this book is for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

The Freelancer S Bible

Author: Sara Horowitz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761175059
Size: 14.89 MB
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Amazingly, one-third of the American workforce is freelance—that’s 42 million people who have to wrestle with not just doing the work, but finding the work, then getting paid for the work, plus health care, taxes, setting up an office, marketing, and so on. Now help is here, and consultants, independent contractors, the self-employed, “solopreneurs,” and everyone else living a freelancer’s life will never be alone again but instead can be part of a strong and vibrant community. Written by the authority on freelance working, Sara Horowitz, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and founder of the national Freelancers Union and, most recently, the Freelancers Insurance Company, The Freelancer’s Bible will help those new to freelancing learn the ropes, and will help those who’ve been freelancing for a while grow and expand. It’s the one-stop, all-encompassing guide to every practical detail and challenge of being a nimble, flexible, and successful freelancer: the three essentials of getting clients and the three most important ways to keep them happy. Five fee-setting strategies. Thirteen tactics for making it through a prolonged dry spell. Setting up a home office vs. renting space. The one-hour contract. A dozen negotiating dos and don’ts. Building and maintaining your reputation. Dealing with deadbeats. Health Insurance 101. Record-keeping and taxes. Productivity, including a quiz: “What Is Your Ideal Day?” Building a community. Subcontracting and other strategies for taking your freelancing career to the next level. Retirement plans, plans for saving for education, and how to achieve financial freedom.