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Motivate Independent Contractors Treat them as you would employees, even though they aren't.

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Motivating independent contractors can be tough. How do you makethem feel like part of your business? Communication is key. Sendregular memos or hold in-person meetings with independentcontractors to let them know what's going on in the company.Also include them in company social events, such as holiday partiesor company picnics.

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