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This Ride-Hailing Service for Kids Unlocks Opportunities for Drivers
America's Small Business Heroes

This Ride-Hailing Service for Kids Unlocks Opportunities for Drivers

HopSkipDrive aims to eliminate scheduling sacrifices for busy households by providing safe and dependable rides for minors.
Lydia Belanger
How Uber and Lyft Get Drivers on the Road on Busy Nights Like New Year's
Uber

How Uber and Lyft Get Drivers on the Road on Busy Nights Like New Year's

Because they can't assign shifts to workers, ride-hailing companies use a variety of incentives to lure out their contract workers.
Lydia Belanger
3 Ways to Keep Employees Productive at Home
Work From Home

3 Ways to Keep Employees Productive at Home

Giving employees the space and time to maintain a healthy work-life balance keeps people from feeling micromanaged.
Daniel Wesley
What New York City's New Freelancer Law Means for All Small Businesses
Freelancers

What New York City's New Freelancer Law Means for All Small Businesses

Will New York's freelancer rights bill spread to other cities? Stay tuned.
Carol Roth
Don't Sell Yourself Short in the Gig Economy
Gig Workers

Don't Sell Yourself Short in the Gig Economy

Too many solopreneurs and freelancers are mispricing themselves in the labor market. Get out a sharp pencil and get it right.
Phil La Duke
4 Legal Documents You Need to Review Before 2017
Legal Issues

4 Legal Documents You Need to Review Before 2017

A simple review of your files now can avoid serious headaches next year.
Kendra Stephen
Wanted: Creative Solutions to Shape a Workable Future
The Future of Work

Wanted: Creative Solutions to Shape a Workable Future

Changes in the world economy drag us all into new roles and unfamiliar arrangements. Some go kicking and screaming, while others see the answer to their prayers.
Marina Gorbis
An Obituary for the 40-Hour Workweek
Workplace trends

An Obituary for the 40-Hour Workweek

Satirically we mourn the death of a venerable American institution and ponder those who are happy it is no more.
Phil La Duke
This Is What's Next Now That the Gig Economy Has Changed Everything
freelance economy

This Is What's Next Now That the Gig Economy Has Changed Everything

Greater change is coming and new emerging platforms are changing markets in multiple industries.
Murray Newlands
How the Gig Economy Is Changing Work for Women
freelance economy

How the Gig Economy Is Changing Work for Women

The freelance and contract economy opens up options for time, balance and flexibility.
Jenny Galluzzo
7 Ways to Build a Team With Little or No Money
Team-Building

7 Ways to Build a Team With Little or No Money

Offer stock options. Exchange your trade for another. Or just hire Aunt Betty.
Chris W. Dunn
How to Think About Job 'Loyalty' When You're an Independent Worker
Freelancers

How to Think About Job 'Loyalty' When You're an Independent Worker

Showing loyalty makes the difference for you between surviving and thriving.
Greg Waldorf
4 Ways to Hire and Keep the Best Freelancers
Inspiring Your Team

4 Ways to Hire and Keep the Best Freelancers

You'll find the right questions and you'll find good people. Pay a happy wage and you won't have to replace them.
Dan Dowling
Why Relying on Gig Workers to Fill Your Skills Gap is Lazy
Freelancers

Why Relying on Gig Workers to Fill Your Skills Gap is Lazy

The dazzle of the gig economy has blinded employers to the costs of high turnover and lack of continuity inherent in hiring temp workers.
Justin Gray
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