Rise of Independent Workers Leads to Call for Regulatory Changes

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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 Much Does It Cost to Run a Small Business?

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The many administrative and support tasks that must be done to effectively run a business is a big part of every small business owner’s job. Without an organized and well-managed back office, your business can suffer. While larger companies have teams of employees and individual departments to handle these types of tasks, when you run your…

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What is a Consultant vs a Contractor

What is a Consultant vs a Contractor

There are 38 million self-employed Americans today working as consultants, freelancers, contractors and more. By 2024, we anticipate that this total number of independent workers will rise to more than 47 million. This independent workforce touches all segments of the economy—from on-demand drivers and freelance writers to marketing professionals and website designers serving major companies.…

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Verbal Contracts: 4 Best Practices

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Entering into a verbal contract with clients is a common practice among independent professionals. Without the red tape and bureaucracy that can slow down larger businesses, independents enjoy the advantages of being flexible and agile in transactions and deals. However, while verbal contracts often simplify business, if things go sour they can end up complicating your relationship…

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