Archive for March 2015

Who Will Tap This Giant Fin-Tech Opportunity In The Uber Economy?

“The way our government is funded is mostly through payroll taxes,” he says. “It is funded by very large companies that have large constituencies of employees.” The upshot is government officials see independent workers as a sort of nuisance, because they must declare income before the agencies can grab it. Therefore, they aren’t particularly inclined to…

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Warm Email Prospecting: Cold Calling without the "Yuck" Factor

Let’s face it — prospecting for clients is a pain, but mostly because we make it much harder than it needs to be. But here’s the good news: there’s a much faster and simpler way to prospect for clients using nothing but email. This method is perfect if you don’t really enjoy prospecting, or if…

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Bringing SOW Management to the Next Level

Gene Zaino, CEO of contractor management services provider MBO Partners, says more and more companies are moving toward SOW engagements because they ìlike to have a little more budget integrity. People like to buy results rather than buy effort.î Itís easier to buy a deliverable with a fixed price and can be an easier way…

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The Future of Work Is Here and We Need to Deal With It

It is time for an infrastructure that helps these independents pay their taxes, and provides them access to benefits. We need better systems and processes to educate, calculate and ensure that the fully burdened costs of self-employment are integrated into independent work arrangements. Further, consumers of independent contractor services must pay for the fully burdened…

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Affordable Care Act Penalizes Businesses For Misclassifying Workers

“When an independent contractor files a claim for benefits, state-required paperwork that asks about other income can uncover an independent contractor arrangement, which leads to more questions,” said Gene Zaino, president and CEO of MBO Partners. “This can have a ripple effect if the worker is found to have been misclassified and a more detailed…

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The Staffing Solution That Fills Your Every Need

A large pool of skilled freelancers awaits to fill these roles. Part of the reason is that entrepreneurialism is celebrated as a viable way of life these days, prompting more millennials to consciously pursue it. MBO Partners, a management service for independent professionals, reports that 29% of generation Y respondents opted to go independent after…

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