The Weekly Independent: April 30, 2018

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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. How organizations can overcome barriers to successfully engage independent professionals and become more agile in today’s competitive business environment. Nearly half…

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How to Create a Small Business Website that Promotes Your Brand

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Having a professional website is practically a necessity for independent professionals today. Websites are an effective business investment that can increase brand awareness and help you reach new clients. However, not all websites are created equal. Simply having a web presence is a good start, but you also want to make sure your site lives up to…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: April, 2018

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As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. 1. Client of Staffing Firm Entitled as Third-Party…

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The Weekly Independent: April 23, 2018

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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. Quartz explores how the gig economy could help close the skills gap. What independent contractors need to know about the new…

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9 Ways to Increase Productivity When You’re Self Employed

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Let’s face it. As an independent without an assistant or project manager, it’s often hard to maintain your productivity. Besides the usual distractions of a chirping inbox or the siren’s call of social media, there’s the added layer of often trying to work from home – where there’s always something else vying for your attention. To…

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How to Determine Your Target Clients as a Consultant

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Identifying a target audience can help direct your business strategy towards a specific goal. Many independent consultants can benefit from revisiting their target clientele, so whether you’re just starting out or looking to refocus the target market for your business, defining the clients you want to reach can help increase your return on investment by…

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3 Benefits of Coworking for Self Employed Professionals

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As your own boss, you get to choose your clients, manage your work hours, and direct your company’s directions and goals. Leaving the traditional office environment, however, is not without its challenges. Among the many choices you face as an independent consultant, deciding where to work can have one of the biggest impacts on your daily life.…

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