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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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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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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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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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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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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Does a majority of your new business come from referrals? Do you often wish you had a bit more control over when and where your next client will come from? In How to Generate Breakthrough Opportunities by Leveraging Your Network, Chalyse Elsasser discusses how to reach your fullest potential and peak productivity by leveraging the right relationships in…

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You’ve put in time and effort to find that perfect project, but nothing is finalized until a contract is signed. Whether you’re meeting with an existing client to review opportunities for additional work or speaking to a potential prospect about a proposal, it is important to create a solid business case and present yourself with professionalism.…

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