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Free Agent

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 173 Seiten
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"The full-time employee, the staple of the US workplace, is becoming an endangered species. We are on the brink of a seismic shift in the employer/employee relationship that will redefine the nature of jobs and careers. This book describes what's drivingthis change and includes a pragmatic action plan for professionals who wish to survive the challenge of how to be successful in this "new skills marketplace""--

Katy Tynan is a free agent. Working where people and technology come together, she provides strategy and operational guidance to high-growth organizations. Katy is currently engaged in a variety of activities including consulting, writing, and speaking. She is passionate about how the world of work is changing, and how individuals, businesses, and educational institutions need to adapt to the evolving landscape of flexible work.Prior to her transition to being a full-time independent professional, Katy was part of the leadership teams of several successful startups including Thrive Networks (acquired by Staples) and Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola). When she is not helping solve business and technology problems, Katy can be found traveling, kayaking, sailing, or reading. Katy, her son, and her dog live near Boston, Massachusetts, and she is a proud graduate of UMass Amherst.

There is a seismic shift underway in the employer/employee relationship that is redefining the nature of jobs and careers. Sole proprietors and independent contractors now represent more than 20 percent of the workforce, and that number is expected to reach nearly 50 percent within the next 10 years.Despite the proliferation of people engaging in freelance and contract work, however, the path to success is not always easy. Free Agent: The Independent Professional's Roadmap to Self-Employment Success details a pragmatic action plan to help you succeed in this new skills marketplace.Supplying practical strategies to help you get ahead of the change and become an in-demand resource with a steady stream of income, the book describes how work is changing and what is driving the growth of freelancing. Next, it explains how to get your new independent venture off the ground, how to find your first client, and what you need to know to avoid common pitfalls.To transition successfully from employee to free agent, you must have a plan to avoid the pitfalls and a support team to give you the expertise on complicated topics such as business structure, contracts, and accounting. This book is your guide to successfully navigating the transition.Detailing the tools and practices that will enable you to succeed as a free agent, the book includes case studies and interviews with those who have already made the transition. The book concludes by describing how to optimize your new freelance work style to make the most of your time and energy, so you can focus on doing more of what you love.

THE EMERGING TREND OF THE FREE AGENT LABOR FORCE The Roots of Workplace ChangeThe Drivers of Change Factor 1The Great Recession Factor 2Employer to Enemy Factor 3The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Generational FactorsA Case Study of the New ModelHow We Got HereHOW TO GET STARTED Making the Transition from Employee to Free AgentSetting Up Your BusinessYour Professional TeamCorporate Structure 1. What Business Are You In? 2. Who Do You Work With? 3. How Will Your Business Income Impact Your Taxes? 4. How Does the Business Structure Itself Protect You from Liability?Finances and AccountingBank AccountsTracking Mileage and ExpensesInvoicing Clients in a Timely MannerStay on Top of Accounts ReceivablePaying TaxesInsurance and Risk ManagementRisk 1: Becoming Unable to WorkRisk 2: LawsuitsPricing, Proposals, and ContractsProposals About Your Company Scope of Work Pricing and TermsContracts Contracts, Agreement, and MSAs (Oh My!) Nondisclosure or Confidentiality AgreementsGetting Your First ClientNetworking and the Art of Getting More ClientsSTRATEGIES FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS AS AN INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALOptimizing Your Independent CareerCo-Working and Connecting with the New Community of Independent ProfessionalsBuilding a BrandDelivering a Great ResultBalancing Independent Work and LifeRest and RechargeConnect with Other Independent ProfessionalsKeep Improving Your TechniqueMake Time for FamilyChallenges and How to Overcome ThemThe Dry SpellBurnoutStretching Yourself Too ThinBad ClientsScope CreepReferences and NotesIntroductionAppendix AIndex


Titel: Free Agent
Untertitel: The Independent Professional's Roadmap to Self-Employment Success
EAN: 9781482258813
ISBN: 978-1-4822-5881-3
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Management
Anzahl Seiten: 173
Gewicht: 295g
Größe: H235mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2015