Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: February 2021

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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. Biden Department of Labor Withdraws Trump Administration…

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Gross Margin vs. Net Margin

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Gross Margin vs. Net Margin: Important Accounting Terms for Self-Employed Professionals Gross margin and net margin are two common profit margin ratios you should track on your company’s income statement. These numbers indicate how good your business is at converting revenue into profit, and are important in assessing the financial health of your business. What…

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9 Self-Employed Tax Deductions You May Overlooking

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As an independent professional, properly managing your expenses is not just good business, it’s also a good income strategy. As a business-of-one, you will likely incur fixed costs that can’t be billed back to a client. You may also need to take care of expenses such as health care and retirement. Each of these fixed or variable costs…

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The Weekly Independent: February 22, 2021

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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. Check out…

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8 Effective Marketing Strategies for Consultants

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Effectively marketing a consulting business is no small feat. Building an effective brand and selling your services can be a challenging process for all small businesses, especially in a competitive environment. Things are even more tricky when your business is “you.” Below, we explore eight ways to market your consulting business. With a bit of…

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CASE STUDY: Custom Direct Sourcing Talent Marketplace in Partnership with MBO

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CASE STUDY Vertical: Professional Services | Type: Direct Sourcing Enterprises today have access to a valuable population of highly skilled, educated, on-demand talent—independent professionals. This pool of talent offers organizations greater staffing flexibility, lower employment costs, and access to in-demand skills. In order to incorporate independent talent into their workforce, many organizations are turning to…

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5 Ways to Attract More Clients to Your Consulting Business

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If you’ve been running your own business for years, you’ve already developed a strong reputation and a reliable list of clients—it can be easy to grow complacent. Understandably, you appreciate your current clients, you feel comfortable working with them, and you feel secure. But things can change in a minute; clients can go out of…

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5 Project Planning Tips for Independent Contractors

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Working through the details of your contract with a client is a big task, but as you get ready to actually begin your next project there’s still a lot of planning to do. Even if you don’t create a formal project plan, thinking through project risks, responsibilities, and goals can help you stay organized, determine what tasks…

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