6 Alternatives to Working From Home for Independent Contractors

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While working from home may be convenient for some, it can be isolating and distracting for others. Here are 6 alternatives to a home office, along with benefits and drawbacks so you can make an informed decision. 1. Coworking Space Pros: While most coworking spaces do charge membership fees, they are relatively inexpensive and generally…

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10 Do’s and Don’ts to Follow when Working with Independent Contractors


If you’re looking to engage a top independent contractor for your next project, there are a few tips and best practices to keep in mind. Follow these simple steps to ensure project success! DO THIS DON’T DO THIS Develop job descriptions tailored to the independent contractor audience Market the project scope in addition to the…

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Do I Need an Independent Contractor Agreement for Consulting?

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Independent contractor agreements are a written record of the agreement between consultant and client. Not only do they provide legal protection, but they also create a sense of professionalism, encourage communication, and ensure an efficient and streamlined process to complete the project. Contracts can be as long or as short as you need. Taking the…

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5 Tips for Hiring Independent Contractors

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Hiring a full-time employee is a very different process than engaging an independent contractor. In general, full-time employees are the best option for ongoing business needs that are a core competency of your company. Independent contractors offer flexible options for project-based work, or when you need to bring on specialized expertise for a particular deliverable.…

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4 Ways to Increase Your Return on Investment Using Contractors

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More companies are incorporating independent contractors into their talent strategy and they do so because there is a significant return on investment for doing so. Here’s why. There are a variety of dynamics and nuances at play when it comes to managing the lifecycle of independent talent, but there three components that all investments share:…

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How To Be Productive When You Don’t Feel Like Working

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Every independent professional out there has experienced it at one time or another: there are simply some days when you don’t feel like working. But forcing yourself to try and be productive on a day when you’re facing a creative block can actually backfire—tasks that you can normally complete in a short time may take…

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