Running My Own Business

The benefits of being an independent contractor are manifold. But what do you do about the difficult bits, like finding clients, continuing to develop your skills and finding a unique brand? Take a look at how our members are facing those challenges.

Todd HauptmanTodd Hauptman: “The Big Pitch”

Young and newly self-employed, Todd finds an unexpected source of support on the menu when he attends an IABC dinner.

Read Todd’s full #myIABCstory

Some facts about Todd

Current Position: Independent PR consultant and political commentator
IABC member since: 2016
Biggest challenge of being an independent: Gaining and retaining clients.

Twitter: @askthetodd


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