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How to Stay Motivated When You Work from Home

Becoming an independent professional is many people’s dream come true. You get to set your own hours, work where you like, and be your own boss. However, all that time spent alone can quickly take an emotional toll and it’s easy to lose motivation and energy when you start to feel lonely. If you miss the social…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: May, 2018

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. California Supreme Court Replaces Legacy Worker Classification…

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The Weekly Independent: May 29, 2018

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 to access, attract, and retain great freelance talent in the gig economy. Don’t miss our webinar this week about how…

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Five Questions for Lynn Miller About Building a Professional Brand

Brand is an important part of the identity of any self-employed professional. Your brand is a representation of your business—it is how the public, and future clients, know and recognize you. A strong brand establishes who you are, explains what you do, and embodies what sets you apart from your competition. Whether you’re just getting started or…

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Should You Hire a Consultant? 10 Myths About Hiring Independent Contractors

The prospect of engaging independent contractor talent can bring up a lot of questions, especially if this is new territory for your business. There are many common misconceptions about the independent workforce—a rapidly-growing, nearly 41-million strong talent pool. One important distinction to note is that independents don’t just make up the on-demand economy—Uber and Lyft drivers, Task Rabbit-ers,…

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The Weekly Independent: May 21, 2018

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 ways organizations can mitigate risk when engaging independent contractors in a Forbes op-ed. Five habits…

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How to Enhance Your Relationships with Current Clients

People go independent for all sorts of reasons—the chance to bring their dream idea to life, the flexibility to have control over their own work, or to find a better work-life balance. But the one thing that rings true for all independents is that clients are the foundation of your business. The equation is simple: the…

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5 Habits of the Highly Effective Entrepreneur

While there’s no one way to become a successful independent professional, there are several key stepping stones that can put you on the path to success. Here are five habits to keep in mind if you are considering going independent, or if you feel like something is missing from your routine that’s keeping you from being…

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