The Weekly Independent: February 6, 2017
Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web.
- The “side hustle” is now mainstream, says JD Supra. Do you agree?
- Are you thinking about refreshing your business model in 2017? Read our new content on building a business plan for your independent practice, or learn how to build a personal brand.
- Lowe’s, the hardware and home store, just settled a $2.85 million misclassification suit.
- Florida, however, has ruled that Uber drivers are independent contractors.
- A new op-ed explores the potential security risks of engaging freelance workers without a background check.
- Accenture takes a deep dive into the future of work and technology in its new report.
- Not sure how to land a new gig? These five freelancers got creative in their networking.
- These are three secrets to building a six-figure freelance career.
- Here’s why so few freelancers ever actually “retire.”
- The Connecticut Post also speculates on why freelancers don’t retire, and cites MBO data on the state of the independent workforce.
- President Trump’s immigration policies are already having implications for how tech companies engage full-time and independent talent.
- These tips help you market your freelance business in just one hour a day.
- Learn how to define your target audience as an independent consultant.
Should you have any questions, we’re always here for you.