The Weekly Independent: October 16, 2017

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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. Spend Matters takes a look at MBO’s latest white paper on what the freelance workforce will look like in 2027. The…

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The Weekly Independent: October 9, 2017

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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. Freelancing may be the most vital career survival skill of the future, according to Forbes. The cost of employee misclassification on…

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5 Reasons to Avoid Overselling to Clients

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As an independent consultant, your drive and ambition are what make your business succeed. However, it is possible that the very ambition that helps you achieve your goals can become a detriment. Overselling is an easy mistake to make—one that can put your business reputation at risk. When selling your services to a client, there…

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3 Difficult Subjects You May Need to Discuss with Clients

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The key to a successful independent contractor-client relationship is communication. Both parties need to be able to freely discuss thoughts, ideas, needs, and changes related to the project at hand. However, some topics can be difficult or uncomfortable to bring up. Here is our advice on how to address three touchy subjects with clients. 1. Money Money…

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The Weekly Independent: October 2, 2017

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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. MBO Partners’ CEO, Gene Zaino, discusses the importance of a safe harbor designation for independent professionals in a Staffing Industry Analysts…

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