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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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5 Business Buzzwords

by Jay Miutz

Some people say that business itself is a language, and whether or not that statement is true, there sure is a lot of language in business. Whether you are wheeling and dealing, presenting big data or simply driving home a point - it is effective and beneficial to understand buzzwords. They keep us interested, engaged and informed, and can often aid in brevity.

The Fourth of July, a Founding Father and a Whole Bunch of Finance

by Jay miutz

This Friday marks a celebration of one of the most important holidays in our great nation: the birth of America and the Fourth of July. It’s a day when all Americans come together with as many tacky red, white and blue decorations as one can buy, grill up huge slabs of questionable-grade meat, and then launch amateur displays of extremely dangerous pyrotechnics into the air.

Generation Y: Independence as a First Career

by MBO Marketing Team

Generation Y’s representation in America’s independent working community has increased dramatically over the past year. In our 2011 State of Independence report, we found that Generation Y made up 12% of independent workers, or just under 1.9 million.

Women, We Do Have It

by ahaq

Media attention shifted very quickly from woman-in-suits to women-in-tights as the Olympics kicked off. But I’m still thinking about black and white choices. No, not Obama and Romney, the other kind.

Every so often, a woman’s high profile work-life decision generates an intense amount of media speculation and commentary.

Slash Your Expenses as an Independent Contractor

by MBO Marketing Team

Slash Your Expenses as an Independent Contractor

Welcome to the next day in our Ten Day Countdown to prepare your independent consulting business for a profitable new year! They say that a penny saved is a penny earned, so today's challenge is all about how you can be earning more, instantly, as you go into 2011.

Slash Your Overhead