Freelancing

Setting Up Your Business Entity: A Guide for New Contractors

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HomeAdvisor offers advice on setting up a business entity for new contractors. The more formal the business structure, the more likely a contractor will be considered independent and less susceptible to a claim of misclassification. Determining the Right Business Structure for Your Contracting Business There are several business structures to choose from, and the structure you…

How to be Productive During the Holidays

  By Cathy White Productive Freelancing During the Holidays Perhaps more than most, freelancers find themselves in particular peril when the holidays roll around of spending more time idling away those spare moments than doing actual work. With no boss to stand nearby with a whip and deliver threats and ultimatums, it’s easy to fall…

Debunking 10 Independent Contracting Myths 

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  Last month MBO Partners debunked myths about engaging with independent contractors, Debunking 10 myths about independent contractor engagement , this month MBO debunks myths about being and independent contractor.  MBO writes: The ability to work when and where you like, be your own boss, and turn your passion into a career make independent work broadly appealing, but…

What Your Freelance Developer Contract Should Cover

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  From codementor, Ben Oliveri provides excellent advice on what you should include in a contract with a freelancer.  Ben recommends these: Vital Clauses of a Freelance Web Developer Contract Every partnership and software project project is unique, and the contracts that govern them should be too, but core clauses and protections will remain in place. Here’s…

More than half of US workforce will have worked independently in next decade, MBO report says

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  From Staffing Industry Analysts, MBO Partners’ research indicates that more than half of the US workforce will be independent workers: More than half of the US workforce will work as an independent professional at some point over the next decade, according to predictions released today by MBO Partners, a provider of independent contractor engagement…

Why Older Workers Are Embracing the Gig Economy

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  From Forbes, Elaine Podfelt discusses how older workers are joining the gig economy.  Elaine writes: When many of us think of gig workers, we envision millennials. They have undoubtedly embraced the freelance economy, but they are increasingly working alongside Americans in midlife and beyond who are seeking creative ways to stay employed past the traditional…

Stride Health raises $23.5 million in Series B funding to help independent workers with benefits 

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From Mobile Health News, Jeff Lagasse reports that Stride Health raised $2.3 million in funding. Stride Health provides health insurance to independent workers.  Jeff writes: Stride Health, a company that provides benefits for independent workers, has raised $23.5 million in a Series B financing round led by F-Prime Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors…

ACA Repeal Could Put Dent In The Number Of Gig Workers

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  From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello discusses a recent article which suggests that if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed, freelancers and gig workers may seek full-time employment to get health insurance. Richard writes: Bloomberg BNA reporter Madison Alder has written an eye-opening article that suggests the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could force many…

Number of Independent Workers in the U.S. Continues Steady Climb, According to MBO Partners’ 7th Annual State of Independence Report 

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  From BusinessWire, the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure, shares the press release for MBO Partners State of Independence in America 2017. The independent workforce continues to grow and mature, even as the economy continues to rebound and the unemployment rate declines, according to MBO Partners, the nation’s largest provider of business services…

New Study: Why Self-Employment Keeps Accelerating

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  From Forbes, Elaine Pofeldt discusses the reasons why self-employment is increasing based on MBO Partners State of Independence in America 2017 report.  Elaine writes: The top reasons for choosing independent work, according to respondents, were to be my own boss (77%) and flexibility (74%). Among all independent workers, 77% say they are happier working on their…