Freelancers, Neuroscience, and Your New Desk

When our Executive Director, Sara Horowitz, met THECUBE London on her journey through freelancer London, we knew these folks were ones to keep our eyes on.

Looks like they're now opening their doors in New York now with WeCreate NYC and kicking off its "neurochemically primed innovation workspace" with...

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1099 For Life: We Tailored It Just for You

I'm either a hoarder or a serial joiner with a deep sentimental streak: I have a collection of t-shirts spanning the range from day camp, drama productions, yearbook, soccer, Earth Day, the Grand Canyon, concerts, and friends' bands, to family reunions, and, yes, even Don Quixote.

Some mean the...

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Carving Out Your Niche - and Cashing In

I say “nitch”; you might say “neesh”. Either way, one thing that would-be entrepreneurs need to focus on is either taking advantage of the niche opportunities available or carving out your own niche. According to a recent Forbes article, mass market business models won’t grow nearly as fast as...

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What’s Age Got to Do with It?

It’s been difficult these days for workers of all ages to find work, but older workers have faced particular challenges, according to this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek. More than any other age group, older workers have remained unemployed for ninety-nine weeks or more, according to the U.S. Department...

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Introducing: Resources for Freelancers

Quick: What tax forms do independent workers need to file? What’s the difference between a Solo 401(k) and a SEP IRA (or Freelancers Union’s own retirement plan for freelancers)?

If it took you a little while to figure out the answers, you’re not alone. Freelancers in...

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Bad Clients Are a Disease

Gettihealth.jpgng paid on time and in full shouldn’t be as hard as it is. Last year, 83% of you told us you’d been stiffed or paid late in the prior twelve months. We know the issue exists and we’re doing everything we can to squash it...

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Happy Tax Day! How Did Freelancers (and GE) Fare?

Today's the day we make sure America can pay its teachers and pave its roads. That's how you think about it, right? Me too. This was the second year Freelancers Union built tax-specific resources pages to aggregate all the tips and resources we could find, not to mention...

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Doing Your Taxes this Weekend?

Just in case you’re doing your taxes this weekend, here’s a round up of hints and tips for creative freelancers. The Internal Revenue Service, has produced The Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop (a series of 9 videos) especially for the self employed. Watch them here. The FreshBooks blog...

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Austin is #1!

Forget hearting NYC (sorry!); apparently Austin is the number one city in the U.S. for creating and developing small businesses, according to the Austin Business Journal. Over the past few years, Austin’s population grew by 20.2% (only Raleigh grew faster); its job base grew by 9.3...

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Senate Votes to Repeal 1099 Provision, Saves Freelancers Big Headaches

Last week, we were eagerly awaiting news on the status of new tax reporting requirements, and we’re happy to report that the U.S. Senate just voted to repeal this provision of the health care reform law.

Without this repeal, the provision would have required you to file 1099...

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