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The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make With An Independent Contractor

July 24, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

When the recent recession led to more outsourcing and less hiring, businesses of all sizes saw the benefits of hiring independent contractors for small jobs and projects.The benefits are obvious—you save money by not paying a salary and benefits; you can hire when your workload is heavy and stay lean when needed; and you don’t need to hassle with withholding income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, and paying unemployment tax on independent contractors’ salaries as you must with employ... Read More

3 Steps to Hiring an Independent Contractor

December 27, 2013 | By: RLesonsky

With today’s technology, it’s harder than ever to tell which businesses use virtual workers and which have employees in their offices. That’s great news for your small business, because even if hiring full-time employees isn’t part of your current plans or current budget, you can use independent contractors to help you solve immediate staffing issues.Even better news: You have plenty of fish in the freelancing sea to choose from. The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Government Accountability ... Read More