The Weekly Independent: March 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.
- Higher paid workers are driving the rise of self-employment in the UK, a new study from Resolution foundation finds.
- A UK media organization, ITV, went undercover as a Deliveroo messenger, one of several companies under scrutiny for its engagement of “independent workers, and reported back on their findings. Hint: they believe the workers should be employees, not contractors.
- Congress is seeking ways to adapt to the changing gig economy; MBO CEO Gene Zaino is quoted on the heels of an event in DC this past week about ways to advocate for the professional workforce.
- Forbes contributor Ike Brannon, who also spoke in DC earlier this week, champions a save harbor like MBO’s own Certified Self Employed for the gig economy.
- A great comprehensive look at the state of worker classification.
- JD Supra ponders what President Trump will do for the gig economy; the New York Times calls him a potential ‘workplace disruptor.’
- Here’s why so many people prefer being a freelancer or self-employed.
- If you’re self-employed, check out these upcoming conferences for professional development.
- Business credit matters. Here’s how to earn it.
- Forbes’ Elaine Pofeldt ponders if becoming self-employed could free you to do your best work.
- These creative ways can help freelancers earn testimonials.
- Here’s how to earn your first $100,000 as a self-employed professional
- Barclays has launched a mortgage geared towards the self-employed.
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