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About the Independent Consulting Blog

On these pages, we’ll be exploring the complex and rapidly evolving business and regulatory conditions surrounding the use or independent contractors, consultants, and 1099s. Companies of all sizes that engage independent contractors are subject to myriad risks and responsibilities for using 1099s.




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Hire someone to do something for $5

by MBO Partners

Independent Consultants: This week, I somehow stumbled across the strange new world of freelance job marketplaces that is Fiverr.

Fiverr -- The place for people to share the things they will do for $5

Of all the places newbies should look to begin their freelance careers, this is perhaps NOT one of them. [For reasons of sanity!]

Don't Miss International Freelancers Day!

by MBO Partners

It’s the first annual International Freelancers Day for freelancers, independent consultants, and contractors.

And to celebrate, the good people at IFD are hosting a virtual event broadcasting on the 24th and 25th of September 2010! And the best part? It’s 100%...completely and totally…FREE!

The first of it’s kind, the 2-day online video conference features a plethora of high-profile freelancing professionals including David Meerman Scott, Pete Savage, Carol Roth, Dan Poynter, Michael Huggins, and many more talented and experienced consultants.

Independent Consultants Commonly Spotted Moonlighting

by MBO Marketing Team

Moonlighting is a old term for taking on additional work projects after hours, and for many freelancers and consultants, is one way to get started in self-employment.

After all, if you can start your own consulting business while you still have some steady income flowing in during the day, that can make for a safer financial transition to independence.

Continuing Education Freelance Camp for Independent Contractors, Freelancers Nearly Sold Out

by MBO Partners

Wow, the first ever FreelanceCamp for independent contractors  in San Francisco, Freelance Camp PRO SF, is nearly sold out! Last we heard from the organizers, only four tickets remain at their ticketing website on eventbrite.