A story in The New York Times about the rise of of digital nomads—extended travelers who work remotely with the help of digital tools like a laptop or smartphone—cites research from MBO Partners.

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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. National Labor Relations Board Returns to Old…

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If you’ve been an independent contractor for more than a year, you know how fun it can be to gather up your expenses come tax time. This is definitely one of those times where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of remedy. That’s why we’ve come up with four tips to help you…

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At MBO Partners, we talk a lot about the value of being a leader in your field, as well as how you can brand yourself via tools like online networking, polished communication, and ongoing professional development. A professional website is a modern-day calling card; helping to identify who you are and what you offer to a prospective…

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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 explores the perils of rogue spend in contingent workforce management. Three trends changing the way we work. Congratulations to our CEO, Gene…

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What is an Agile Enterprise? An agile enterprise is an organization or business that moves quickly; one that acts and reacts in a rapid manner. In a business climate obsessed with short-term results, it’s no surprise that the word ‘agility’ has become synonymous with enterprise strategy. Now more than ever, enterprises must create ways to become…

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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. Three important components of independent contractor compliance to minimize the risk of misclassification. Effective use of contingent and freelance workers is something HR professionals need…

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One of the most intimidating aspects of becoming an independent professional is the looming question: How do you land your first clients? Visions of cold calling and repeated rejection can quickly cloud your thoughts, and worries about being able to find any clients at all can feel paralyzing. These fears can sometimes scare potentially successful independent consultants…

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