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4 Ways to Find Independent Consulting Jobs

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Employment Types: Determine if You Need an Independent Contractor, Temp, or Employee

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 22, 2021

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How to Grow Your Independent Consulting Practice

Hiring Independent Contractors: 5 Common Concerns and How to Overcome Them

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Close More Deals with these 3 Sales Tips for Consultants

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The Rise of the Influencer: How the Creator Economy is Giving Entrepreneurs New Independence

4 Steps to Take in a Worker Classification Audit

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First Ever Sizing Study Reveals 7.1 Million Americans Participate in the Creator Economy, Earning Money from Platforms Like YouTube, TikTok and Instagram

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 15, 2021

How to Scale Your Independent Workforce Program

How to Evaluate the Right Independent Contractor Engagement Solution for Your Organization

Top 5 Tax Write Offs for Self Employed Professionals

Why Misclassification Risk Can’t Be Ignored

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 8, 2021

How to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

What do Independent Workers Want in a Client Relationship?

How to Write a Consultant Job Description: 4 Tips

Four Benefits to Re-Engaging Independent Professional Talent

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 1, 2021

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News October 2021

5 Benefits of Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

5 Ways to Find Top Independent Talent

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Do I Need a Mentor as a Consultant?

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 25, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Megan Kozich, Senior Training Content Manager

How to Eliminate Your Back-Office Burden as a Self-Employed Professional

5 Worker Misclassification Penalties to Avoid

5 Reasons to Outsource Independent Workforce Management

4 Ways Direct Sourcing Helps Companies Become More Agile

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 18, 2021

5 Behaviors and Values of Independent Professionals

What is Workforce Optimization and Why You Need It

6 Things to Keep in Mind When Managing Remote Workers

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How to Become a Freelancer for Big Companies: 4 Steps

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 11, 2021

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Digital Nomads: A Growing Trend of Remote Workers

How to Create a Contingent Workforce Management Strategy: 6 Steps

Contingent Workforce Compliance: What Companies Should Know

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How to Create a Contingency Plan for Small Business: 4 Steps

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 4, 2021

How to Determine the Cost of Hiring Independent Workers

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News September 2021

How to Bid on Projects for Consulting and Win

4 Ways to Achieve Workforce Agility

4 Tips to Grow Your Direct Sourcing Program

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 27, 2021

What is Contingent Workforce Management?

5 Ways to Build Strong Relationships with Contractors

10 Tips to Increase Contingent Workforce Management Policy Adoption

3 Business Benefits of a Contractor Compliance Program

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 20, 2021

5 Books for Remote Workers

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Improve Workforce Management with a Chief Freelance Officer

4 Reasons Companies Hire Independent Contractors

3 Ways to Increase Contingent Worker Retention

Community Spotlight: 1 Million Cups – A National Non-Profit Of Business Founders Giving Back To The Freelance Community

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 13, 2021

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How to Compliantly Engage This Growing Group of Remote Workers

Melisa Liberman

#ThinkLikeABoss: The 5 Key Differences Between Searching for a New Job and Searching for Your Next Consulting Engagement

Why Use a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

Staff Spotlight: Kelly Scogna, Financial Integration Analyst

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The Cost of Worker Misclassification: Independent Contractors

Should I Hire a Contractor or Employee? 6 Questions to Ask

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 6, 2021

1099 vs W2 Employee: Pros and Cons

How to Stay Organized as a Consultant

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The Great Realization: New Data Shows Dramatic Surge in Freelance Workers

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News August 2021

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 30, 2021

5 Self-Care Tips for Independent Professionals

6 Tips for Leading a Successful Client Meeting

What Does Independent Contractor Compliance Mean?

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Five Blogging Tips for Your Small Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 23, 2021

3 Ways Self Employed Track Time and Billable Hours

4 Tips to Get Buy-In for Your Contingent Labor Program

How to Set Boundaries at Work When You’re Self Employed

How to Increase the Visibility of Your Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 16, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Christine Rindfleisch, Independent Business Advisor

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6 Benefits of Workforce Optimization for Companies

How Does Direct Sourcing Work?

5 Tips for Closing the Deal and Getting the Job

What to Know Before Hiring through a Freelance Marketplace

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 9, 2021

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Business Startup Costs for Skilled Independents

4 Ways to Get New Consulting Clients

Melisa Liberman

#ThinkLikeABusinessOwner: The Surprising Skill Required to Succeed As An Independent Consultant

15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 2, 2021

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News July 2021

4 Ways to Prevent Burnout When You’re Self Employed

What Are Soft Skills and Why Are They Important in the Workplace

8 Ways to Keep Your Knowledge and Skills Current

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MBO Partners® Announces New CFO to Advance Platform and Fuel Growth

How to Avoid Independent Contractor Reclassification

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11 Ways to Build and Maintain Strong Client Relationships

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 26, 2021

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CASE STUDY: A Big 4 Consulting Firm Disintermediates the Traditional Staffing Supply Chain

How to Write a Business Plan for Small Business: 8 Steps

Melisa Liberman

ThinkLikeABoss: How Playing The Corporate Game Can Backfire As An Independent

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Four Ways to Minimize Worker Misclassification

How to Develop a Website Strategy to Meet Your Goals

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 19, 2021

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Filing Independent Contractor Taxes: 4 Best Practices

Workforce-Optimization

3 Ways to Build Long Term Relationships with Contingent Workers

5 Upselling Tips for Consultants to Generate More Revenue

The Role of Technology in Finding Top Independent Talent

Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: MBO Product Management Team Expands

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 12, 2021

How Do 1099 Contractors Get Paid?

5 Ways to Promote Your Consulting Business on Social Media

4 Tips for Managing Independent Contractors

How to Stay Productive and Avoid the Summer Slow-Down

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 6, 2021

5 Effective Strategies to Attract the Best Talent

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10 Self Employment Myths

How to Get Government Contracts as a Consultant: 3 Steps

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News June 2021

Melisa Liberman

5 Ways Your Spending Habits Hinder Success as an Independent Consultant

4 Learning Agility Skills that Will Help You Succeed

Melisa Liberman

3 Ways Business Owners and Employees Deal Differently With Time (and How to Make the Most of Yours!)

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 28, 2021

What is Net Income?

How to Overcome Barriers to Landing New Work

Tips for Managing Remote Teams

How to Get Client Referrals

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 21, 2021

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How to Start a Small Business: Checklist

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What is a Scope of Work for Consulting Services?

4 Ways Companies Can Attract Top Independent Professionals & Become a Client of Choice

How to Calculate the ROI of Hiring Independent Consultants

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 14, 2021

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5 Client Retention Strategies for Small Business

Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Q&A With Keaton Swett

Compliance Checklist for Misclassification Risk

How to Build Strong Relationships with Clients

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Contractor Management

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 7, 2021

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CASE STUDY: A Global Management and Information Technology Consulting Firm Streamlines Independent Contractor Engagement

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for My Business

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When Can I Classify a Worker as an Independent Contractor?

Productivity Tips for Small Business Owners

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 1, 2021

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News May 2021

How to Handle Common Client Challenges

How to Retain Top Independent Talent

Four Tips for Hiring Your First Employee

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 24, 2021

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CASE STUDY: Big 4 Consulting Firm Updates their Approach to Independent Contractor Compliance

How to Take a Vacation as an Independent Professional

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Consulting Fees: How Much Should I Charge?

3 Things to Consider When Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 17, 2021

9 Signs of Increased Employee Misclassification Risk

Should I Hire a Consultant? 10 Myths

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4 Powerful Offline Marketing Strategies for Small Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 10, 2021

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CASE STUDY: Big 4 Consulting Firm Expands International Capabilities

7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

How to Plan a Client Meeting: 5 Pro Tips

6 Ways to Build a Virtual Talent Pool

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 3, 2021

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: April 2021

How to Define and Communicate Your Expertise

Independent Contractor vs Employee: 10 Differences

3 Ways to Build Small Business Credit

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 26, 2021

4 Ways to Create Long Term Value for Your Clients

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CASE STUDY: Managed Healthcare Company Streamlines Independent Contractor Migration for New Acquisitions

What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk?

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 19, 2021

6 Ways to Jump-Start Small Business Growth

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CASE STUDY: Mid-Size American Bank with Locations Across the US Optimizes their Workforce through Direct Sourcing

Talent Management through Strategic Sourcing

6 Ways to Build and Manage Your Talent Pool

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Meet Tasha- Founder of Twenty39 and Speaker at the Women in IT Summit 2021 on Accelerated Tech Digital Adoption and Change

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 12, 2021

3 Reasons to Use a Written Contract for Consultants

How to Build Collaborative Teams of Independent Professionals

The Impact of Women in the Independent Workforce

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 5, 2021

5 Benefits of Professional Certifications

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: March 2021

Defining the Human Capital Market: How it’s Similar to the Financial Market

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 29, 2021

5 Billing Tips for Contractor Invoicing

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CASE STUDY: Leading Cloud-Based Software Company Takes Workforce Optimization to the Next Level

6 Steps to Successfully Onboard a New Client

Increase Return on Investment Using Contractors

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 22, 2021

How Do Organizations Create a Virtual Talent Bench?

6 Ways to Build Relationships with Independent Workers

Networking Tips to Boost Small Business Growth

Webinar Recap: Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Future of Work

5 Ways to Improve Contingent Workforce Program Adoption

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 15, 2021

How to Write an RFP for Consulting: 7 Tips

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CASE STUDY: Fortune 500 Retail Company Reinvents Their Contingent Labor Compliance Program