Commentary

163.4 Freelancers and outside contractors

BUSINESSES vol 4(2) start-up, sale and purchase
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163.4 Freelancers and outside contractors

| Commentary

163.4 Freelancers and outside contractors

A business may wish to take advantage of extra skills and labour but at the same time prefer not to take on the responsibilities of an employer. One way to do this is to make use of freelancers (workers who are self-employed) or outside contractors (workers who are employed by separate outside companies). For example, a business may hire an outside IT contractor to design its website, or consult a freelance PR consultant on the best way to market its product.

A major advantage for a business in making use of independent contractors is that in

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