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Erin Halper

Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid as a Consultant or Freelancer

When launching your own consultancy or freelance practice, getting started can feel a bit like the Wild West of business.The spectrum of freelancing is huge, ranging from small pocket change side hustles to huge 7-figure consulting solopreneurships. And unfortunately, there are no one-size-fits-all industry best practices, all aggregated into one neat package for you to open. …

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Is Now the Time to Become a Consultant? This Checklist Reveals If You’re Ready.

Erin Halper, Founder & CEO of The Upside This article originally appeared in Working Mother magazine.   Just about everyone dreams of becoming their own boss at some point in their career. Whether it’s for the flexibility, autonomy, high-impact work or all three, the allure of building something for yourself rarely goes away.   Add …

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This entrepreneur hopes to redefine how independents access healthcare

Millions of professionals dream of leaving their corporate career to be their own boss. But losing their health insurance often plays a huge factor in keeping people tethered to the 9-5.   In this interview with The Upside, Indipop founder Melissa Blatt debunks the common myths of the healthcare system and explains exactly how her …

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Want to use LinkedIn to build your network? Then don’t skip this important step.

LinkedIn is the must-have social network for anyone in business, providing users with unlimited opportunities for digital networking and career growth. I’m often asked: What’s the best way to build new connections on LinkedIn?   As someone who receives dozens of new connection requests per day, my answer to that question is: always send a …

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