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W-2 or 1099? Why It Pays to Classify Your Employees Correctly.
Independent Contractors

W-2 or 1099? Why It Pays to Classify Your Employees Correctly.

At stake are taxes for the employer and sick days, vacation and other benefits for the employee.
Rebecca Cenni
3 Secrets to Finding the Best Freelancer for Your Company
Freelancers

3 Secrets to Finding the Best Freelancer for Your Company

If you've been struggling to find someone with a certain skillset to join your team, it's time to look into hiring a freelancer.
Nathan Resnick
The 3 Things You Need to Know About Hiring a Social Media Manager
Social Media Marketing

The 3 Things You Need to Know About Hiring a Social Media Manager

It's important to put the right person in charge of your brand's online voice, so be sure to ask the right questions.
Deborah Mitchell
Converting Your Freelance Hobby Into a Viable Business
Freelancing

Converting Your Freelance Hobby Into a Viable Business

These five tips will help you launch the career of your dreams.
Matt Keener
Don't Hire a Consultant Until You've Vetted Them and Considered These 6 Points
Consultants and Advisors

Don't Hire a Consultant Until You've Vetted Them and Considered These 6 Points

Apply the same vigorous checking process you would use for full-time hires.
Rob Biederman
The Ins and Outs of Onboarding Employees and Independent Contractors
Ask the Expert

The Ins and Outs of Onboarding Employees and Independent Contractors

In the early stages of a business, many founders prefer to engage independent contractors to perform services, as it allows the company to avoid implementing costly payroll processes.
Lori Hoberman
The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic)
Solopreneur

The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic)

30 million people - young and old, men and women, part-time and full-time -- work as freelancers or independent workers in America.
Kate Taylor
Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet
Disciplining and Firing

Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet

After Uber driver Chris Ortiz tweeted about driver safety, he was unceremoniously dumped by the company in a letter that called his statements 'hateful.'
Geoff Weiss
5 Guidelines to Maximize Freelance Employees
Freelancers

5 Guidelines to Maximize Freelance Employees

Your business might be small, but its look and feel doesn't have to be. Hiring outside help is quick and effective.
Stephen Key
Should I Hire a Contractor or an Employee?
Hiring

Should I Hire a Contractor or an Employee?

Decide the best route to scale a professional-services consulting firm for growth and flexibility.
Raymond Grainger
5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team
Hiring

5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

A serial entrepreneur shares his insights on creating an organization that rocks.
John Rampton
6 Creative Ways to Use Overseas Virtual Assistants
Outsourcing

6 Creative Ways to Use Overseas Virtual Assistants

Some tasks don't require knowing fluent English and can be easily handled abroad.
James Parsons
Hiring

Hiring Advice for Startups: What You Need to Know

For entrepreneurs, hiring is an essential function for their startup. A bad hire can lead to major headaches, while an amazing addition can help propel a company to the next level.
Murray Newlands
How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors
Finance

How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

The Internal Revenue Service scrutinizes the use of contractors carefully, so don't let worker-classification rules trip you up or you could wind up extra taxes, penalties and interest. Here's how to avoid tax problems with 1099 workers.
Entrepreneur Staff