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Freelance Economy

How to Take Advantage of the Gig-Based Economy

Jayson DeMers | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Jayson DeMers

Thanks to evolving technology, increasing communication capabilities, and changing business needs, the world of employer-employee relationships is drastically changing.

Department of Labor Says Most Workers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors: 5 Notable Takeaways

Cathy Ruckelshaus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Cathy Ruckelshaus

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued an important Administrator's Interpretation that provides clear and timely guidance on the question of who is properly considered an "employee" and covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, and who is not.

Why Do People Become Freelancers?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This month's content on the future of work was made possible by my friends at Work Market. Work Market is a freelance management system that brings fr...

Why Organizations Use Freelancers

Jacob Morgan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

As on-demand labor starts to increase, organizations of all shapes and sizes ─ especially large organizations ─ are going to have to think differently about the way they service, compete and innovate when thinking about the future of work.

The Independent Contractor in the New Freelance Economy

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Katie Vlietstra

You most likely have used Uber to get you where you want, or NoWait to snag a reservation at a hot, new restaurant, or bought gifts through the online marketplace Etsy. These services are part of a growing and on-demand business demographic called the "freelance economy."

The Freelancer's 3-Step Guide to Finding the Perfect Workplace

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 05.22.2015 | Small Business
Danielle Wolffe

Know yourself. Ninety percent of artist retreats are offered in rural locations. If country based solitude is the key to your artistic soul, wonderful, congratulations. You have so many great options. If you are part city mouse -- consider alternatives.

National Small Business Week: A Reminder to Keep Entrepreneurs Top of Mind Year-Round

John Arensmeyer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

In 1963, President Kennedy proclaimed the first National Small Business Week to honor our nation's entrepreneurs whose innovative spirit and hard work helped make our country great. For more than 50 years, we've carried on the tradition of celebrating small businesses, and for good reason.

Kathleen Miles

Future Of Work: Three Ways We Can Create Jobs From The Bottom Up | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

LONDON -- Andrew McAfee, director of MIT’s Center for Digital Business, argued Thursday that technological advances of the last few decades have sig...

Observations of a Freelancer

Jamie Silverman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Jamie Silverman

For almost a full year, I was in an amazing relationship -- with my career. We had tremendous respect for each other, the perfect amount of give and take. The near perfect year of my advertising career was the year I worked as a freelancer.

5 Surprising Facts About Freelance Jobs Today

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

After analyzing freelance job postings over the last year on, we determined which companies are offering the most freelance jobs, the industries freelance jobs come from, and who's working them.

The Way We Work Is Changing - What You Need to Survive Will Surprise You

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

In today's connected era we're sharing information about ourselves that would have been unimaginable even ten years ago. A generation has grown up pouring out their thoughts onto a digital stage.

Think the Sharing Economy Is Hot Now? This Will Turn the Temp up to Scorching

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

You know the sharing economy has arrived in full bloom when Airbnb and Uber are mentioned as breathlessly -- and with as much controversy -- as Face...

Online Staffing Platforms Make the Freelance Economy a True Meritocracy

Jeff Wald | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Jeff Wald

It seems clear that while the conversation continues about gender differences in the workplace, the freelance economy is becoming a great equalizer of work. The freelance economy is a true meritocracy where decisions are based mostly on data.

Rebutting the Fact That Temp Work Is a Bad Thing

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

An increased preference for contract work, part-time gigs and even temporary roles is being driven by professionals and job hunters. Leading talent and high-level project specialists are seeking out this type of work at greater numbers for all kinds of reasons.

World's Longest Invoice Ever

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 04.27.2012 | Money

Freelancers have long been the envy of cubicle-trapped office workers. From the flexible hours to escaping mundane office politics, there's a lot to l...

Help Those Who Are Seeking Work -- Not Just Looking for Jobs

Carl Camden | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Carl Camden

Everyone is looking for a plan to create jobs in America. But what if we set our sights on helping people to work, rather than getting them hired to traditional positions with traditional salaries and benefit packages?

The "Spirit of And": Part 2

Maynard Webb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maynard Webb

There's a false notion that success is a zero sum game. To win in our careers we have to give up family. To work hard we have to sacrifice sleep. It's just not the case

The "Spirit of And"

Maynard Webb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maynard Webb

Think about how much better we could perform as individuals and teams if we tapped into our own potential, rather than accepting the restrictions we allow others to impose upon us.

Meritocracy: Overcoming the Fear Factor

Maynard Webb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maynard Webb

Playing it safe does not fuel growth for our companies. It does not create personal freedom. And it will never change the world.

Meritocracy: World Cup Fever

Maynard Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Maynard Webb

The most direct path to achievement whether you're an entrepreneur, a company executive, or a pro soccer player is to be a great performer and a great team member.