The Weekly Independent: September 21, 2015
Take a quick turn through our #IndependentLife roundup below to get caught up on industry news, and then get back to business. Should you have any questions, we’re always here for you.
- With just 101 days left until 2016, it’s not too early to start thinking about resolutions. These six tips will get you in shape for fall and beyond.
- Fortune takes an in-depth look at the ‘Uber-nomics’ of what it would cost to pay drivers as employees. Hint: the number starts with a “b” and the first digit isn’t a 1.
- The gig economy is particularly kind to young IT workers, who are increasingly choosing independence over full-time employment. Computer World looks at why.
- One of the hardest parts of working with clients is learning to say ‘no.’ Fast Company explores how, and why, to use “no” to your advantage without harming the client-IC relationship.
- Do you want to go independent, but aren’t quite there yet? Business Insider shares 17 tips that will get you on the road towards self-employment while you are still working a full-time job.
- Being a ‘perfectionist’ isn’t always a good thing. Learn the pros and cons of this seemingly positive trait.
- Misclassification is a serious issue, and risk mitigation is a key benefit for MBO’s enterprise clients. Bloomberg BNA gives a comprehensive look at the “six-factor realties test” to determine how one can tell the difference between employees or independent contractors in light of the Labor Department’s first administrative interpretation in more than a year. While this piece is geared mainly for the employer, it’s a good read for ICs as well.