All posts tagged independent contractors

time is currency, how well do you spend yours?

HOW FREELANCERS ARE REDEFINING SUCCESS TO BE ABOUT VALUE, NOT WEALTH Time is a new currency and successful freelancers manage, save, and spend it wisely. Freelancers often work independently, but being “on your own” doesn’t mean “going it alone.” Freelancing successfully means building a network to line up new gigs, passing assignments to others when things are busy, and getting referrals from friends when they’re not. To read more of this Fast Company article, click here. Sounds easy doesn’t it? For those who have been in the consulting game for many years (and still are to some extent), like your’s…

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Change? It’s Only Just Begun!

You’re probably familiar with eBay and PayPal. They’re businesses that have transformed and challenged traditional retailing because they enable individuals to trade online, bypassing normal supply chains. We’re now on the edge of another wave of transformational change of how business and work are done. Robert Gottliebsen at Business Spectator recently interviewed Matt Barrie from which connects workers with businesses on a global basis. Businesses post jobs that workers bid for. Payment occurs online when jobs are finished. It’s mainly small business people doing work for small business people. But it brings the power of ‘big’ to the little businessperson’s…

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Employ Contractors? READ THIS…

and it won’t matter what size you are… Organisations engaging contractors should be on notice. With Unions pushing the Federal Government to limit the number of independent contractors, on the basis that contractors are disadvantaged and better placed in traditional employee/employer roles with full entitlements, many organisations may be forced to put contractors on the payroll. Putting contractors on the payroll means organisations have to foot the bill for all employment costs such as PAYG, superannuation, annual leave, etc Contractors may lose better pay rates, tax advanatges and the flexibility in their work… read on “Contractor Double Jeopardy” by Brad…

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A Human Journey: From Agricultural to Entrepreneurial…

Ken Phillips (Exec. Dir.) and the team at Click here for the full article: Some of Simon’s observations include: “… entrepreneurial economies [are] based on knowledge and ideas rather than economies of scale.” “There are big differences between the former industrial ‘managed’ economies and the new ‘entrepreneurial’ economies.” “One outcome is that, while a managed economy favours large businesses and corporate managements, an entrepreneurial economy offers more advantages for small businesses and more opportunities and rewards for entrepreneurs.” “Although there may be clear signs that the successful economies of the future will be entrepreneurial economies, a lot of our thinking…

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