Archive for August 2016

The Weekly Independent: August 8, 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. Many independent…

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How Too Many Independent Workers Squander Their Hidden Advantages

Of the 16.9 million self-employed workers MBO Partners recently identified as actively working full time in the U.S., 63% want to stay independent, compared with the 22% who want to build a bigger business from their solo efforts. At the same time, only 3% call ourselves entrepreneurs.

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It’s Time To ‘Gig’-Start The Retail Economy

Two statistics tell the story: In the U.S., there are currently nearly 40 million self-employed workers age 21 and over, according to the 2016 State of Independence report by MBO Partners. By 2021, the research firm predicts that just under half of the U.S. population (48%) will be independent or have tried independent work in…

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The on-boarding process

Sometimes starting an assignment at new a client can be confusing – it’s our job to help you navigate the process. Below is a summary of typical steps you will follow, which can usually take between 1-3 weeks to complete.   Set up your client engagement and business center First, you’ll get set up in MBO Partners simple…

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The Weekly Independent: August 1, 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. Director of…

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