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Increase Adoption of Contingent Workforce Management Policies

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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

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Top 4 Reasons Companies Use Independent Professionals

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3 Ways to Retain High-Quality Independent Consultants

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

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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

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

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 6, 2021

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Hiring 1099 vs W-2 Employee: Pros and Cons

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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

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5 Self-Care Tips for Independent Professionals

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6 Tips for Leading a Successful Client Meeting

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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

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3 Ways Self Employed Track Time and Billable Hours

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

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

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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 to Optimizing Your Workforce

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How Does Direct Sourcing Work?

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5 Tips for Closing the Deal and Getting the Job

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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

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4 Ways to Get New Consulting Clients

Melisa Liberman

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

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15 Best Practices for Classifying Workers and Avoiding an Audit

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 2, 2021

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News July 2021

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4 Ways to Prevent Burnout When You’re Self Employed

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What Are Soft Skills and Why Are They Important?

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8 Ways to Keep Your Knowledge and Skills Current

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

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How to Avoid Independent Contractor Reclassification

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7 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

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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

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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

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The Importance of Fostering a Community of Independent Talent

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5 Upselling Tips for Consultants to Generate More Revenue

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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

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How Do 1099 Contractors Get Paid?

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5 Ways to Promote Your Consulting Business on Social Media

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4 Tips for Managing Independent Contractors

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How to Stay Productive and Avoid the Summer Slow-Down

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 6, 2021

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5 Effective Strategies to Attract the Best Talent

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10 Self Employment Myths

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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

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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

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What is Net Income?

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How to Overcome Barriers to Landing New Work

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Tips for Managing Remote Teams

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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?

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

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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

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Use our Compliance Checklist to Minimize Contractor Risk

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How to Build Strong Relationships with Clients

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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

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How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for My Business

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When Can I Classify a Worker as an Independent Contractor?

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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

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How to Handle Common Client Challenges

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How to Retain Top Independent Talent

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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

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How to Take a Vacation as an Independent Professional

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Consulting Fees: How Much Should I Charge?

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3 Things to Consider When Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 17, 2021

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Tax Implications of Becoming an Independent Contractor: What You Need to Know

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9 Signs of Increased Employee Misclassification Risk

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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

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7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

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How to Plan a Client Meeting: 5 Pro Tips

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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

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How to Define and Communicate Your Expertise

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Independent Contractor vs Employee: 10 Differences

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3 Ways to Build Small Business Credit

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 26, 2021

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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

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk?

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 19, 2021

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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

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Talent Management through Strategic Sourcing

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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

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3 Reasons to Use a Written Contract for Consultants

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How to Build Collaborative Teams of Independent Professionals

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The Impact of Women in the Independent Workforce

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 5, 2021

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5 Benefits of Professional Certifications

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: March 2021

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

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 29, 2021

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5 Billing Tips for Contractor Invoicing

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

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6 Steps to Successfully Onboard a New Client

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Increase Return on Investment Using Contractors

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 22, 2021

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How Do Organizations Create a Virtual Talent Bench?

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6 Ways to Build Relationships with Independent Workers

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Networking Tips to Boost Small Business Growth

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

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5 Ways to Improve Contingent Workforce Program Adoption

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 15, 2021

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How to Write an RFP for Consulting Services: 7 Tips

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

Webinar Recap: Should an IC Hire a Coach? Taking the Mystery Out of Executive Coaching and Why it Can Power Revenue and Success for Consultants

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How to Streamline Onboarding Independent Talent

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6 Habits of Successful Consultants

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 8, 2021

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How to Set Up a Small Business Website: 5 Simple Steps

Meet Andrea Robinson, Co Founder of Agile in Color

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The Value of a Virtual Talent Bench

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5 Benefits of an Enterprise Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

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How to Take Control of Your Personal Time as a Consultant

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 1, 2021

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: February 2021

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How A Tech Founder Tried to Pivot to Serve Sole Proprietors and Microbusinesses in the Pandemic with Easier PPP Loan Access

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Gross Margin vs. Net Margin

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Independent Workers Lead Recent Surge in Professional Service Business Applications

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9 Self-Employed Tax Deductions You May Overlooking

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 22, 2021

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8 Effective Marketing Strategies for Consultants

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CASE STUDY: Custom Direct Sourcing Talent Marketplace in Partnership with MBO

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5 Ways to Attract More Clients to Your Consulting Business

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5 Project Planning Tips for Independent Contractors

Webinar Recap: Bringing Open Innovation to the Future of Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 15, 2021

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8 Business Startup Costs for Independent Professionals

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The Impact of Employee Misclassification on Your Business

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8 Ways to Improve Focus and Concentration at Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 8, 2020

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Starting a Consulting Business After Retirement: 4 Tips

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CASE STUDY: A Leading, Publicly-traded Healthcare Improvement Company Re-envisions Workforce Optimization

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4 Ways to Build a Talent Network

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 2, 2020

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4 Reasons to Turn Down a Project

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: January 2021

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CASE STUDY: Cost Savings, Risk Mitigation, and Program Growth Through Direct Sourcing

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7 Best Consulting Sales Tips

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 26, 2020

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6 Pros and Cons of Being a Female Entrepreneur

Future of Work in 2021

Webinar Recap: Roundtable: Key Trends for the Future of Work in 2021

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How to Repurpose Content

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5 Ways to Find Top Independent Talent

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 19, 2020

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7 Steps to Start a Consulting Business

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Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

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How to Avoid Worker Misclassification Penalties

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Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

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DOL Updates Worker Classification Guidelines: What this New Rule Means for Enterprise Organizations and the Independent Professionals they Engage

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 11, 2020

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Five Trends Driving Independent Workforce Growth

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6 Creative Ways to Get Client Testimonials that Build Your Brand