Insights

Access a wide range of tips, research and tools designed to support the growth and innovation of the independent workforce and enterprises who engage independent professionals.

Thought Leadership

Read the second issue of the Advantage Consulting Quarterly and hear from top independent professionals who share their thoughts and perspectives on this quarter's theme of Authentic Value.

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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

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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 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

5 Ways Your Spending Habits Hinder Success as an Independent Consultant

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4 Learning Agility Skills that Will Help You Succeed

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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Checklist for Starting a Business

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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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Five Client Retention Strategies

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 Business Structure

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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: Top 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

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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5 Ways to Keep Your Knowledge and Skills Current

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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 Tips 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

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

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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Building a Workforce Strategy Including Independent Talent

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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 Small Businesses

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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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Pros and Cons of Hiring a 1099 vs W2 Employee

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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 Take Before Starting a Consulting Business

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Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

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5 Employee Misclassification Penalties to Avoid

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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

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Determining the Cost of Your Independent Contractor Engagement Program

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How to Achieve Work Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 4, 2020

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Three Independent Workforce Trends in 2020

Future of Work 2021 Trends Countdown

Countdown: 10 Predictions for the Future of Work on New Year’s Eve 2020

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: December 28, 2020

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: December 21, 2020

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Top Independent Contractor Compliance Stories from 2020

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What Does Independent Contractor Compliance Mean?

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10 Home Office Gifts for the Independent Professional

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Why Use a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

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4 Ways a Consultant Can Become an Industry Thought Leader

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The Enduring Growth and Resilience of Independent Work: A Look Into the 10th Annual State of Independence in America Report

New Data Shows Independent Work Is A ‘Force to Be Reckoned With​’

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Webinar Recap: Crowdsource Innovation, Serve Clients Project Needs and Unleash Residual Income with MindSumo

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: December 7, 2020

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10 Great Holiday Gifts Independent Professionals Can Give to Their Clients

Bryan Peña Shares Legal Insights – December 2020

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Four Tips to Secure Buy-In for Your Independent Contractor Program

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5 Small Business Reputation Management Strategies that Work

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A Q&A With Jim Rabon: Seasoned Veteran Entrepreneur, Independent Business Owner and Professor

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 30, 2020

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Using Marketing To Adapt And Respond To Change within the Era of COVID-19

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: November, 2020

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3 Ways to Retain High-Quality Independent Consultants

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6 Actionable Ways to Stay Motivated When You’re Self Employed

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 23, 2020

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4 Reasons to Start a Blog for Your Small Business

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Contingent Workforce Compliance: What Companies Should Know

Webinar Recap: Stand Out From the Crowd: Insights from Expert Recruiters to Get Noticed for Projects

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4 Ways Direct Sourcing Helps Companies Become More Agile

Meet Stacy Pilgreen: A Veteran Small Business Owner in the National Security Industry – Special Operations and Intelligence

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How To Give Back on a Budget when You’re Self Employed

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 16, 2020

Meet Eddie Dunn: From Ground Zero to New Heights as a Veteran Business Owner

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What is Gross Pay vs. Net Pay and How to Calculate

Meet Robert Casper – U.S. Navy Commander to Independent Veteran Business Owner

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3 Business Benefits of a Contractor Compliance Program

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 10, 2020

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Independent Workforce Platform MBO Partners® Expands to the United Kingdom and Ireland via Acquisition

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

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5 Ways to Build a Strong Client-Contractor Relationship

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What is Net Salary: Definition and How to Calculate

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4 Strategies to Reduce Misclassification Risk

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How Introverts Can Succeed in Consulting

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 2, 2020

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: October, 2020

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How to Turn Your Independent Workforce into a Competitive Advantage