Employees/Contractors

The Guise of “Professionalism”

It's easy for competitors to copy your skills, but hard for them to copy your authentic personality. Paul Jarvis dedicates an entire chapter of his book (Company of One) to personality. He writes... Personality – the authentic you that traditional business has taught you to suppress under the guise of 'professionalism' – can be [...]

Join Venture Legal at WordCamp Kansas City 2018

Our presentation was selected again for WordCamp Kansas City! Join us to learn the Five Legal Issues Every Freelancer Should Understand. You can buy tickets and learn about WordCamp on their website. The presentation: If you are running a freelance business in Kansas City (or even just moonlighting), you should consider how the law impacts what [...]

W9s & 1099s – What Freelancers & Entrepreneurs Should Know

It's easy to confuse W9s and 1099s so here's a primer on what entrepreneurs and freelancers should know. A Little Background In the ever growing freelance economy in Kansas City, more and more people are being paid as independent contractors rather than as traditional employees. When you are paid as an employee, your employer reports [...]

How to Decide Whether to Hire an Employee or a Contractor

When hiring for your business you should carefully consider whether you need an employee or independent contractor because the differences are really important. If you hire an employee you will have more control over their work and performance, but you'll pay more to the government and have more administrative work. If you hire a contractor, you lose some [...]