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7 Legal Steps You Must Take Before Outsourcing Content Creation
Outsourcing

7 Legal Steps You Must Take Before Outsourcing Content Creation

Contracts, insurance policies, copyright issues. Yes, you need to think about all this and more to protect yourself whenever you outsource labor.
Aaron Agius
What to Do When Your Outsourced App Developer Screws Up
Contracts

What to Do When Your Outsourced App Developer Screws Up

Not all relationships are perfect when building an app. Here are four tips to follow if you need to get out of the weeds with an unprofessional developer.
Rahul Varshneya
The 5 Hidden Costs of Building a Mobile App
Mobile Apps

The 5 Hidden Costs of Building a Mobile App

The expense of creating a mobile app doesn't have much to do with its actual features but more so with the infrastructure required to build them.
Rahul Varshneya
How Boeing Is Doing More Work With Fewer Workers
Robots

How Boeing Is Doing More Work With Fewer Workers

The world's largest plane maker is in the midst of its biggest peacetime boom.
Stop Multitasking! 3 Tips to Help You Focus on the Big Picture.
Multitasking

Stop Multitasking! 3 Tips to Help You Focus on the Big Picture.

Outsourcing expertise is money well spent when it gets you to concentrate on the things a founder should.
Allison Engel
3 Keys All Great Partnerships Must Share: Weekly Tips
Weekly Tips Roundup

3 Keys All Great Partnerships Must Share: Weekly Tips

Our entrepreneurs explain that the best partnerships leverage shared vision and passion.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
The 5 Ws of Outsourcing Your Company's Content Creation
Content Marketing

The 5 Ws of Outsourcing Your Company's Content Creation

Content creation can get a bit out of hand, especially if you've made the brave decision to outsource some of the work. Trying to keep quality high, content on time and projects organized feels like a full-time job.
Aaron Agius
The 5 Ultimate Content-Marketing Tools
Content Marketing

The 5 Ultimate Content-Marketing Tools

Find everything you need for the best campaigns with this go-to list.
Adam Toren
Use the 80/20 Principle to Build a Successful Outsourced Sales Team
Outsourcing

Use the 80/20 Principle to Build a Successful Outsourced Sales Team

Four tips from Steli Efti, who runs the company that created software-as-a-service customer-relation-management and communications tool Close.io.
Eric Siu
The Basics of How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees
Starting a Business

The Basics of How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees

This three-step process won't land you on the covers of national magazines, but that's not the point.
Adam Callinan
5 Tasks Entrepreneurs Are Better Off Outsourcing
Outsourcing

5 Tasks Entrepreneurs Are Better Off Outsourcing

The smart move is focus on growing your business and hire talented freelancers for everything else.
Jacqueline Whitmore
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
Triple Your Business' Efficiency by Using Virtual Assistants
Business Optimization

Triple Your Business' Efficiency by Using Virtual Assistants

These 10 steps will help your company grow, using digital outsourcing.
Andrew Cohen
These 25 Successful Startups Were Built With Outsourced Development
Ready To Launch

These 25 Successful Startups Were Built With Outsourced Development

There is a world of talent helping entrepreneurs afford their dreams here at home.
John Rampton

Outsourcing is a cost-saving practice used by companies where a company relies on an external source to get a company need met, whether it be in business processes, information technology, manufacturing or material supplies.

Types of outsourcing: There are various types of outsourcing -- from highly specialized knowledge to highly repetitive tasks -- that companies use, such as IT outsourcing, customer service outsourcing, or business process outsourcing, which includes typically internal office functions such as human resources and accounting.

To watch out for: Most individuals outsourced by companies are considered independent contractors; however, the IRS has strict rules about who is considered an independent contractor versus an employee -- the latter of which the employer is responsible for paying social security taxes and employee benefits, so be sure to check the federal government’s “The Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide” or “Independent Contractor or Employee?” for guidelines.

Helpful outsourcing resources: Outsourcing”; “How to Build a Better Business with Outsourcing”; “The Pros and Cons of Sourcing.”

 
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