Independent consultants are often drawn to their career path because of the ability to work when and where they like, enjoy complete control over their work, and help their business reach its full potential. However, many independents who realize success will find that at a certain point taking their business to the next level will require more resources and…

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Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Direct sourcing tools make it easy for self-employed professionals to engage with your organization. Here are four benefits these tools can…

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Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Full-time employees are showing an increasing interest in doing some level of independent work, according to a Bloomberg BNA article. Curious…

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As a self-employed professional, you’re responsible for every aspect of running your own business. That may include tasks that are not directly related to your actual expertise, but are necessary for continued growth, such as personal branding and marketing. One of the most effective ways to market yourself online is to establish yourself as an…

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At the recent Global Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Summit, MBO Partners CEO Gene Zaino sat down to discuss the rise of self-sourcing and what it means for the traditional services supply chain. The theme of the summit was innovation in the workplace and workforce and how with both, the future is now. In an intimate…

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Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. A new report from LinkedIn provides insight into recruiting independent contractors. Did you know that up to 30% of the workforce…

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Self-employed professionals enjoy the flexibility, control, and creativity an independent career offers, but the challenge and uncertainty of planning for retirement is a common concern. At a traditional job, you have the benefit of built-in retirement options, but this field can be more difficult to navigate on your own. Fortunately, there are a number of…

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Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Bloomberg BNA explores the impact of immigration and employment verification on gig economy workers. Ready to pursue an independent consulting career,…

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