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Employees Vs. Contractors

Who are the best players for your team?

This story appears in the May 2001 issue of

As a former consultant herself, Chris Perkett had a fairly easy time deciding whether to hire independent contractors when she started her Marshfield, Massachusetts, virtual PR agency in 1998. "I wasn't ready to hire employees because there's so much involved with doing that," says the CEO of PerkettPR Inc. "I wanted to make sure I was [building the company] right and wasn't biting off more than I could chew."

Perkett suggests checking out, a Web site dedicated to all things contracting.

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