Independent Contractors

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Employee Experience & Recruiting

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.

Legal

W-2 or 1099? Why It Pays to Classify Your Employees Correctly.

At stake are taxes for the employer and sick days, vacation and other benefits for the employee.

Career

3 Secrets to Finding the Best Freelancer for Your Company

If you've been struggling to find someone with a certain skillset to join your team, it's time to look into hiring a freelancer.

Social Media

The 3 Things You Need to Know About Hiring a Social Media Manager

It's important to put the right person in charge of your brand's online voice, so be sure to ask the right questions.

Leadership

Converting Your Freelance Hobby Into a Viable Business

These five tips will help you launch the career of your dreams.

Growing a Business

Don't Hire a Consultant Until You've Vetted Them and Considered These 6 Points

Apply the same vigorous checking process you would use for full-time hires.

Leadership

The Ins and Outs of Onboarding Employees and Independent Contractors

In the early stages of a business, many founders prefer to engage independent contractors to perform services, as it allows the company to avoid implementing costly payroll processes.

Thought Leaders

The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic)

30 million people - young and old, men and women, part-time and full-time -- work as freelancers or independent workers in America.

Social Media

Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet

After Uber driver Chris Ortiz tweeted about driver safety, he was unceremoniously dumped by the company in a letter that called his statements 'hateful.'

Career

5 Guidelines to Maximize Freelance Employees

Your business might be small, but its look and feel doesn't have to be. Hiring outside help is quick and effective.

Resumes & Interviewing

Should I Hire a Contractor or an Employee?

Decide the best route to scale a professional-services consulting firm for growth and flexibility.

Resumes & Interviewing

5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

A serial entrepreneur shares his insights on creating an organization that rocks.

Growing a Business

6 Creative Ways to Use Overseas Virtual Assistants

Some tasks don't require knowing fluent English and can be easily handled abroad.

Resumes & Interviewing

Hiring Advice for Startups: What You Need to Know

For entrepreneurs, hiring is an essential function for their startup. A bad hire can lead to major headaches, while an amazing addition can help propel a company to the next level.

Taxes

How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

The Internal Revenue Service scrutinizes the use of contractors carefully, so don't let worker-classification rules trip you up or you could wind up extra taxes, penalties and interest. Here's how to avoid tax problems with 1099 workers.