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Gig Economy

Gig Economy

Think the Gig Economy is of Interest Only to Small Tech Outfits? Big Companies Are Diving in, Too.

Three ways workplace rules must adapt to match the 21st century's evolving economic opportunities
Gig Economy

Is the Gig Economy Killing the 9-to-5 Job? No, But It's Giving It a Run for Its Money.

Boomers, in particular, are benefiting in retirement (or semi-retirement) as Uber drivers, knowledge workers and dog-walkers.
Freelancers

The Surprising Reality Is Freelancers Are Happy and Prospering

The gig economy proves that independent contract work is much more than something to do between jobs. It can be a full-time career.
Gig Economy

The Gig Economy Is Reinventing the Enterprise -- Don't Get Left Behind

The American enterprise is living on borrowed time, but there's no reason to panic. Seize the opportunity to get ahead of the curve by embracing freelance workers.
Gig Economy

Side Gigs Are a Thriving Part of the Economy That Economists Probably Aren't Measuring Very Well

The dog walker you hired online is an example of the personalized and localized economy traditional economic measures might not be capturing.
Gig Economy

How 'Unconventional' Workers Can Be the Answer to Your Company Culture Woes

Offering freelance positions at your company is no longer about worker desperation but worker convenience.
Gig Economy

5 Ways to Ensure Your Company's Contract Workers Don't Feel Left Out

The gig economy has changed much about the relationship between employers and the people they hire but the basics of how to treat people remain the same.
Gig Economy

Are You Building a Business or Creating a Job for Yourself?

Is it just you behind a desk or are you delegating the work? The distinction is an important one.
Hiring Employees

3 Ways Fast-Growing Companies Land the Best Talent

With unemployment at a 16-year low, competition for the best employees is fierce.
Digital Nomad

8 Ways to Make Money As a Digital Nomad

With the right skills and a good internet connection, you can make a living anywhere.
Remote Workforce

The Secret to Retaining Productive Remote Workers Is Remembering They Are People

Employers must embrace remote workers by understanding their needs.
Freelancers

What WeWork's Department Store Takeover Means for Freelancers and Your Blended Office Culture

Here's what business owners need to know to successfully navigate the new reality of blended office environments.
Side Hustle

18 Ways You Can Make Money Right Now

Much is possible with a smartphone and a fast internet connection.
Health Insurance

Open Enrollment: An Important Moment for America's Self-Employed

More than a million self-employed people have purchased insurance through the Affordable Care Act.