The truth about hiring and managing independent contractors in your business

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Hiring an independent contractor instead of a full-time employee could save you time and money. More importantly, it could give your company greater agility and flexibility. Hiring independent contractors allows your business to quickly adapt to changing demands by hiring people with specific skills for short-term projects. It also gives you the flexibility to increase or decrease staff numbers to reflect changes in the market or the wider economy. Although hiring independent contractors may be the most effective way to grow your company, many small businesses are reluctant to hire freelancers due to some commonly held misperceptions. To help you decide what's best for your business, Rieva Lesonsky dispels some of the most common myths.

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