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A goldmine of resources to support the success of micro-entrepreneurs by guiding and structuring the professional aspects of their business

Pre-start : What is independent entrepreneurship?

You’re thinking of setting up your own business, but you need to have the right stuff and do it for the right reasons. In this section, we’ll look at a few points and a few aspects of your ‘being’ and ‘having’ that you need to consider before deciding to set up your own business.

Is freelancing for me?

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What is an IT consultant?

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Create your inc. : Stages, formalities and incorporation

The road to starting your own business can be long and winding. At this stage of your adventure, you’ll have to sort out the legal, tax and accounting issues that will form the basis of a solid business.  Many entrepreneurs make bad decisions that they have to live with for several years as they try to skip stages. Investing time at the start will save you a lot of energy and money in the future. So let’s go through the steps, formalities and deadlines for setting up your Inc.

Brand image 101

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Choice of legal form

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Managing your business : Accounting considerations and bookkeeping

As an independent consultant, you are often in contact with clients and take part in networking activities that allow you to exchange ideas with your peers. However, don’t forget that there’s also a lot of time spent on your own where you’ll have to manage your business: accounting, tax, personnel management, and so on.  All these tasks, which we will present to you in this section, although sometimes tedious, are essential to the survival of your business.

Accounting standards and practice

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Taxes and obligations

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Templates and tools

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Entrepreneurial presence: Standing out in a competitive market

Congratulations, you’ve launched your company! It’s a good start, but if your business is limited to its incorporation documents, it won’t prosper or grow. Your business needs to be known and sold.  You need to ensure that your company has a presence in the market. There are many tools available to help you do this. Some of the most popular are: website, business cards, AQIII profile and LinkedIn profile, which we’ll cover in this section.

How to choose the winning strategy for your mortgage

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Your mortgage will mature in the next few months

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Member profile

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Finding contracts: Being seen... and being worth it

Now that the administrative side is well under way, it’s time to sell your expertise and services. As an independent consultant, it is your responsibility to find clients, negotiate and sign the contracts that will link your company to that of your client.  You will then invoice your client for the services rendered. It can be a daunting task, but if you go about it the right way, you’ll maximise your chances. This section will give you some tips on how to optimise your search for contracts.

Assessing market value

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Best practice guide for intermediary firms

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LinkedIn Profile

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Financial planning: Anticipating your financial security

Once your salaries, operating expenses and taxes have been paid, your business will accumulate operating profits over the years. It’s your responsibility to manage and grow this wealth so that you can get through the less profitable periods, without forgetting the long-term investments that will make up your pension fund.  Our mentors and partners will guide you through the various ways of adapting your financial management to your new status.

Choosing you « DREAM TEAM »

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Choice of remuneration

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Integrated financial planning: from incorporation to retirement

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Your experts' chronicles

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Financial planning

Company categories: Understanding the basic principles

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Have you claimed your exemption for the creation of skilled jobs?

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Insurance strategy 2019

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Contractual intelligence: Legal aspects and business practices

Let’s face it: it’s easier to read a newspaper than a contract! Although these long pages may seem complicated, they are actually very important, because they contain the rules that govern the relationship between you and your customer. They cover everything from the duration of the contract and its cost to the rules for terminating the contract. 

Since most of the disputes that arise in the consulting world stem from contracts, they need to be drafted and negotiated with full knowledge of the facts. In the following pages, our experts will give you their advice on how to manage your contracts more effectively.

Jigs and tools

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Tax best practice guide

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Insurances: Protection tools and obligations

Taking out insurance may seem superfluous as long as you don’t use it. However, it is essential to your entrepreneurial life at this stage!  You need to “make sure” (…) that you have good cover in all areas: drug insurance, disability insurance, liability insurance, not forgetting life insurance and critical illness insurance. There are a number of types of insurance available to cover all the risks that entrepreneurs face, and we’ll take a look at them in this final section.

Drug Insurance Act

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Disability insurance

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Professional liability insurance

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Your experts' chronicle

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Insurances 

Car insurance myths: separating the real from the fake

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Cyber risks

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Cybersecurity – did you know?

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