Archive for August 2019

The Financial Well-Being of Independent Workers

Many people today are pursuing independent work—freelancing, self-employment, and independent contracting—to develop their careers, build businesses, or pursue what they are passionate about. There are certainly many benefits to working independently, but one question that often arises is whether or not pursuing this do-it-yourself career track helps or hinders an individual’s ability to reach financial…

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The Weekly Independent: August 26, 2019

Being a successful independent contractor or a Client of Choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Forbes talks…

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Rise of Independent Workers Leads to Call for Regulatory Changes

This article uses data from our 2019 State of Independence in America Report highlight challenges independent workers face. It  then pivots to MBO Partners Founder and Executive Chairman, Gene Zaino, who sheds expertise on these issues and discusses the need for policies that make it easier for people to become independent.

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How to Create a Business Plan for Your Small Business

Creating a business plan is a key part of the extensive planning and preparation required to become a successful independent professional. According to our State of Independence research, the independent workforce is 41 million strong—representing 41 million Americans—so knowing what it takes to launch a small business is more important than ever. Here are eight…

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Direct Sourcing: Four Benefits for Your Organization

Direct sourcing is a talent engagement strategy that allows companies to match highly-skilled candidates with open project opportunities using their own internal resources, bypassing the use of third-party staffing agencies or consulting firms to perform recruiting functions. Many businesses today are using direct sourcing to find and engage independent talent, and independents are also relying…

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3 Ways to Attract, Retain and Re-Engage High-Quality Independent Talent

Why Businesses Rely on Independent Talent On-demand expertise, staffing flexibility, and better control over employment costs are just a few of the many benefits independent talent offer enterprises. Today, an increasing number of Americans are choosing to work independently for the many lifestyle and professional benefits it offers. At the same time, the war for…

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