It’s well-known that successful independent contractors are hard workers, experts in their field and know the best ways to keep a steady flow of work. Something often over-looked by an outsider is all of the extra work an independent contractor has to do just to manage their business. Since we know that IT contracting goes beyond searching for jobs and working on projects, the Talent Development Centre is filled with helpful business tips and contracting advice.
Taking the Leap into Independent Contracting
Just getting into contracting can be a scary endeavor, which is why we posted these articles to help IT professionals in that situation:
- Is Now the Time for Incorporation?
- Answers to the Most Common of Common Questions about Incorporating in Canada
- 3 Things Freelancers Never Worry About
- The Pros and Cons of Being an IT Freelancer
Managing Your Independent Contracting Business
We also shared these posts to help manage the business once it’s moving:
- Japanese Customer Service and the Independent Contractor
- 3 Tools That Will Make You the Most Informed Contractor in Your Network
- The New Gig Economy for Baby Boomers
- Tax Saving Opportunities for Independent Contractors
- Cloud-Based Accounting and Bookkeeping: Streamlining Operations While Promoting Security
- How to Freelance with a Full-Time Job
- 5 Tips for IT Contractors Who Hate Accounting
Inside Scoop from Eagle’s Executive Team
One of the greatest benefits of the Talent Development Centre is the inside scoop we provide from our executives, who work closely with industry associations. As a result, 2016 also saw these policy-related articles:
- The Ontario Government Mandate That Will Affect Independent Contractors Across Canada
- Update: The CRA, PSBs and Independent Contractors
- Do Tenure Limits Really Mitigate an Independent Contractor’s Risk with the CRA?
- The Underground Economy Doesn’t Apply to Independent Contractors… Or Does It?
What did we miss in 2016? Use the comments below to tell us what you want to learn more about next year.