7 warning signs that your independent contractor is really an employee

7 warning signs that your independent contractor is really an employee

Every small business owner has to determine if s/he is going to need assistance with their workload. There are some very complicated – and expensive – regulations for having employees, so some companies try to dodge the financial bullet by hiring independent contractors.

However, if you are going to go the Independent Contractor (IC) route, I strongly recommend that you be clear about the definitions and the difference. Because if you classify an employee as an independent contractor and you have no reasonable basis for doing so, you may be held liable for employment taxes for that worker — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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ARRGGHHH!! How do I get noticed??!!?? Six tips for growing your new business.

Waiting for customerTwo common questions we get are “How do I get my business started?” and  “How can I grow my new business?”.

Most solopreneurs don’t have a lot of excess cash and are trying to find economical methods for business growth.  The following six tips may help you expand your businesses at the local level:

1. For starters, we recommend Chris Guillebeau’s book The $100 Startup.  This book has some great case histories and ideas.

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