Archive for August 2016

The Weekly Independent: August 29, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. This week…

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Portable Benefits 101: What Are They, and How Do They Help Self-Employed Professionals?

As the American independent workforce continues to grow, the discussions surrounding non-employee and self-employed benefits and protections continue to gain steam. A potential solution to this issue, portable benefits, has been receiving significant attention in the media. Portable benefits are a proposed system that would allow an independent contractor, or their clients, to pay into a…

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The Weekly Independent: August 22, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. This week…

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10 Business Books Every Independent Consultant Should Read Right Now

Professional development is all about making the right connections, but it’s important to achieve the right balance. Garnering the right attention to who you know while honing your craft and what you know is essential to properly packaging your expertise and services. Last fall, we shared Six Business Books Independent Consultants Must Read. This post continues to be one…

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Payment and taxes explained

If you're new to the way cash flow is managed through the MBO Partners program, it can be (very) confusing.   Most of our customers have either been self-employed before or have held a full-time job as an employee, but not all have paid themselves as employees of their own company. And paying yourself as…

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Payment and taxes

Payment and taxes explained How is my gross pay calculated?  What taxes are being paid?  If you're asking these sorts of questions, this overview of cash flow from invoice to the paycheck may be helpful. Reading the Net Cash Estimate. Use this annotated version of a generic Net Cash Estimate as a companion guide to reviewing…

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The Weekly Independent: August 15, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Any election…

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