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The Sharing Economy Is More than a Buzzword. It's Changing How We Live.
Small Business - Big Impact

The Sharing Economy Is More than a Buzzword. It's Changing How We Live.

One in five adults have worked in the sharing economy, while two in five have used it, according to new report.
Catherine Clifford
Why the Self-Employed Will Finally Have a Bigger Voice in 2016
Self-Employment

Why the Self-Employed Will Finally Have a Bigger Voice in 2016

With contract work eclipsing traditional full-time jobs, issues plaguing the growing on-demand economy need to be addressed this year.
Alex Chriss
Uber Winning Make or Break Legal Battles Across America
Uber

Uber Winning Make or Break Legal Battles Across America

Uber's war chest has helped fund legal and regulatory battles across the world, according to Reuters.
How I Tripled My Salary in Less Than One Year After Getting Fired
Performance Ignited

How I Tripled My Salary in Less Than One Year After Getting Fired

This Entrepreneur contributor also rejected bad clients, set his own hourly rates and worked at something he loved.
Han-Gwon Lung
Using an Independent Contractor? You Need a Rock-Solid Contract.
Control What You Can

Using an Independent Contractor? You Need a Rock-Solid Contract.

Using proper legal agreements can minimize risk and improve productivity.
Jonathon Ende
3 Basics to Hire and Train a Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistant

3 Basics to Hire and Train a Virtual Assistant

A VA is great because it's like an employee you're not legally responsible for, but you must ensure this individual knows what he or she is doing.
Adam Callinan
5 Employment Law Tips for Startups
Legal Issues

5 Employment Law Tips for Startups

Stay on top of employee-related legal issues as a new employer.
Sofia Aguilar
An Introduction to Marketing for New Businesses
Data-Driven Marketing

An Introduction to Marketing for New Businesses

Dollars spent on marketing are an investment, but like any investment, there are good ones and bad ones.
Doug and Polly White
Are Sharing-Economy Workers Contractors or Employees?
Sharing Economy

Are Sharing-Economy Workers Contractors or Employees?

Companies in the booming sharing economy depend on contractors who may legally qualify as full time employees. The distinction is crucial for both workers and their employers.
Tx Zhuo
How the NLRB's Employment Ruling Could Hurt Jobs, Business Growth
Ready To Launch

How the NLRB's Employment Ruling Could Hurt Jobs, Business Growth

The NLRB just penalized the only entities providing jobs in this country, in the name of increasing employment. How does that make sense?
Ray Hennessey
Zirtual Is Coming Back, But in a Different Form
Acquisitions

Zirtual Is Coming Back, But in a Different Form

The embattled virtual assistant service was bought by Startups.co, but it remains to be seen how much of the previous business model will stick.
Nina Zipkin
Uber's Class Action Case Might Set Risky Precedent, Lawyer Warns
Uber

Uber's Class Action Case Might Set Risky Precedent, Lawyer Warns

If considered a class action, the lawsuit filed by three Uber drivers in San Francisco could grow to include more than 160,000 California drivers.
3 Factors When Choosing Between a Contractor or Full-Time Employee
Employees

3 Factors When Choosing Between a Contractor or Full-Time Employee

If you just want a job done, the contractor offers flexibility and savings, but you won't build a winning company culture with them.
John Boitnott
The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco
Managing Employees

The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco

Outsourcing is and will continue to be a vital way for small- and medium-sized companies to grow. But just knowing what to outsource isn't the issue.
Gene Marks