One Semester as a Digital Nomad

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Citing research from our 2019 State of Independence in America Report, this article explores digital nomadism and encourages college students to try out the lifestyle for a semester.

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: September, 2019

Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News October, 2019

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 Adopts the ABC Test for Classifying…

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How to Become a Digital Nomad

How to Become a Digital Nomad

You’ve probably heard the term “digital nomad” tossed around in conversation, but what does it mean, exactly? A digital nomad is someone who embraces technology and location independence, traveling to other cities—and even other countries—to both work remotely and explore new surroundings. Some people travel for years while others go for just a few weeks…

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3 Trends Changing the Way We Work

3 Trends Changing the Way We Work

Emerging technologies, changing worker preferences, a strong economy, and a tight job market have converged to shape the current workforce landscape. Here are three trends disrupting the way we work.

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MBO Partners Joins SIA’s Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) Program

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Mountain View, California – September 17, 2019 – Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has announced that MBO Partners®, a leading contingent workforce solutions provider, has become the newest partner in its Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) training and accreditation program. The CCWP program is designed for HR, procurement,…

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3 Ways Millennial Consultants are Driving the Independent Economy

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There are a number of factors that contribute to the growing independent workforce—the 41 million adult Americans who work as freelancers, consultants, contractors, solopreneurs and more. For many, independence offers the potential for greater work/life flexibility, the chance to pursue a passion, or the opportunity to leave the corporate world behind and build their own…

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California to Eliminate Independent Work

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California legislature passed controversial legislation that would prohibit companies from doing business with independent contractors and restrict individuals’ ability to earn a living as an independent contractor. This article explores this new legislation, citing MBO Partners’ research on the average income of independent professionals.

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How to Avoid a Tax Audit: Tips for Small Business Owners

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Independent professionals have additional tax responsibilities above and beyond those of conventional employees. With extra forms and numerous potential deductions, it can be easy to overlook small details or miscalculate. While there’s no way to completely protect yourself from the dreaded tax audit, you can reduce your odds of being singled out by eliminating poor…

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