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Archive for December 2017

Top Independent Contractor Compliance Stories from 2017

Worker classification is a constantly evolving realm with various laws, tests, and guidelinesthat are often open to interpretation and subject to varying levels of enforcement from state to state. 2017 was a fascinating year for independent contractor compliance with lawsuits, memos, and new acts taking place across the U.S. Here’s a look at the top 7…

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8 Resolutions Independents Should Make for 2018

The year is shiny and new, with possibilities around every bend. When you’re self-employed, opportunities for improvement are only limited by your time and imagination. But without the promise of a performance review or raise, it can be easy to get complacent. We’ve complied 8 ways to maximize your business in 2018. Whether you choose to evaluate…

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5 Key Tips for Blog Writing for Social Media

Although blogs are often considered to be part of content marketing, their interactive, highly sharable format also places them firmly in the social media category. Business blogging, however, requires writing strategies that are somewhat unique, setting the format apart from traditional social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Creating your own blog is a great way to…

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MBO Partners® and PeopleTicker Announce Partnership for Labor Rates and Benchmarking

PeopleTicker, the global standard for real-time market labor rate data and MBO Partners®, the nation’s largest provider of business services for the independent workforce, announced today a partnership to provide MBO’s enterprise clients and independent professionals with direct access to PeopleTicker’s third party labor rate information. PeopleTicker and MBO Partners to provide clients and independent…

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The Weekly Independent: December 18, 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. Fortune explores the benefits of consulting over retirement. More companies are using artificial intelligence to automate management tasks, The Wall Street…

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What is the Independent Workforce?

 Independent professionals are fast-growing, vital part of our workforce. According to MBO Partners’ latest State of Independence study, the total number of self-employed Americans aged 21 and above rose to 41.1 million. Independents span all industries, from on-demand drivers and freelance writers to finance professionals and IT consultants. There are many benefits to being…

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