Archive for October 2017

Health Insurance Options for Independent Consultants

For independent consultants, cutting ties with some of the constraints of a corporate workplace can also mean losing some of the perks—including the health benefits offered by many employers. According to our seventh annual State of Independence in America study, independents don’t seem particularly bothered by this fact: 48% of independents feel that independent work is more secure…

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The Weekly Independent: October 30, 2017

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. Procurement platform Palambridge will leverage MBO ‘s marketplace, MBO Partners’ direct sourcing exchange, Spend Matters reports. A look at the recent…

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How to Get Back on Track with Your Marketing Goals

With the New Year just around the corner, it got me thinking about the goals I had for the year and where I stand with them today. I’m fairly certain I’m not the only one with this on my mind, so let me ask, are you on track to meet your marketing goals this year?…

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Court Rules on Misclassification Lawsuit: Addison Lee Drivers Are Not Self Employed

In 2017, another high-profile misclassification case became a hot topic among UK press, reinforcing that daily operational oversight of work often outweigh the contracts put in place when it comes to classifying independent contractors. The Case Taxi firm Addison Lee was dealt yet another financial blow in September when it found itself the center of a self-employment…

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How to Be More Productive Working from Home

You have the major benefit of getting to work from your own home as an independent professional. You don’t have to commute to and from an office each day, saving gas money and helping the environment, and your work schedule is suddenly much more flexible. However, the one major downside to working from home can…

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The Weekly Independent: October 23, 2017

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. In an op-ed for Fortune, Washington state legislator Monica Stonier discusses a bill she introduced that would require companies using independent…

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