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What would it take for an unemployed person to create their own business? [closed]

I am in my final semester in college taking a class about finding work. As I have learned more about the world of work, I have wanted less to do with it. From what I've been taught, work is always a ...
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Self-employed and messed up a client's brochure, should I still bill them?

I have been self-employed for 2 years and most of my work is in web development/general IT. I mostly work for small businesses and sometimes they need extra things like graphic design. Often my ...
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My current employer wants me to train another member of staff which is outside of contract

I'm self-employed working remotely as a software developer, but have been working for the same software company almost exclusively for ~3 years. My boss has asked me to train another staff member on ...
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Buy 1 year season ticket as self employed

I am self employed person and I have several clients. One of the offices is quite far and I have to pay for trains to get there. I want to buy a 1-year season ticket as it will be much cheaper. But ...
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Creating a Website as a Beginner. Costs Calculating for the Customer [closed]

I've got an "offer" to create a Website with an ecommerce Shop. I did not work much in the Webdevelopment and the customer asked me of course how much it will cost. I replied that I've to calculate it ...
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Switching from employment to pseudo self employment - what is an equal salary in Austria/Germany [closed]

I have the opportunity to switch from my current position as senior web developer (Austria) to being pseudo self employed (I'll work for one client only) with all the pros and cons, like no more ...
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Self employed contractor - profiles in Linkedin etc [closed]

I am now a self employed developer working as a contractor for multiple companies, and they don't necessarily know about the others (as they shouldn't). I have my name as the sole proprietor and get ...
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How can I approach my boss about switching to part time?

I’m in the process of becoming self employed and have saved enough money for almost a year of joblessness. To ease the transition I would however like to continue to work two days a week in my ...
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How do I tell my boss I'm leaving to start my own business? [duplicate]

TLDR How do I tell my boss of ~9 months that I want to leave to run my own business? I will start with a bit of (relevant) background to this question to give some context. I was a self employed web ...
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Client refusing invoices before the end of each month

I've found myself in an odd situation with a longstanding client that I personally don't have a precedent for, and I can't find one online either. I have been a contractor for a company in the UK for ...
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Can I be a self-employed software developer in Germany? [closed]

I am freelance, and would like to return to Germany to work again. However, I will not work under AUG, because the deductions are so much. Googling shows that self-employed would be the best way, and ...
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Becoming self employed in the UK, what do i need to think about? [closed]

I am considering moving out of full time employment and becoming self employed and moving into contract work. I will be working as a .NET developer (full stack web, desktop or mobile), and will be ...
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Is there some useful, money making activity for people who have a lot of free time, on the job, intermittently, like some cab drivers? [closed]

Guess - the solution might be using internet connected smartphones in some way (as they are relatively widespread and connectivity is improving), utilizing the human mind to overcome limitations of ...
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No income while living off one's savings and working on personal projects looking into their feasibility as a business - is that being self-employed? [closed]

I'm leaving my job (embedded systems) for some travel, personal development and career pivoting. In that time, I can survive off my savings for about half a year, before I have to start making money ...
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3rd party background check company is asking for w2 and/or paycheck stubs and/or tax records

I was a member of two LLC's (on of which I currently work for) and the 3rd party background check company is asking for w2 and/or paycheck stubs and/or tax records. My problem is that since I am a ...
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Should I work with my business partner or apply for a job offering a H-1B visa? [closed]

this is my first time on workplace so I will keep it as simple as possible. Backstory I am a web developer who is currently employed in a full stack developer role (PHP, HTML, JS, jQuery, CSS, MySQL ...
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Should I refrain from preparation for self-employment in my employment contract?

I have very nice job opportunity in Berlin-based startup. I really like the product, the team and my responsibility in the company. I've already accepted the offer and couple days ago I've received ...
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How does a W2 verify self-employment?

I'm being screened by a third party company to verify my self-employment for a job and they asked for my W2's. How exactly does this verify I'm self-employed? My business has made no profit to date, ...
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Resumés for freelancing

I'm a professional freelance translator-interpreter, but I've only been working in the field (on a freelance basis) for a few years. I often get asked by agencies to submit a resumé, which they would ...
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Ending contract without termination clause

I am currently working a freelance contract as a software developer for a company in another state, NC. The contract is very brief and only states the start/end date, the rate and the minimum hours of ...
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Side business while working full time

Today I wanted to ask your selves about a dilemma I am currently in. I am working as a full time web developer for a company in the UK but I currently have my own business I am running in my own time (...
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Moving from the workplace to self employed

I've been flirting with the idea of breaking out of corporate workplaces to moving into self employment. The concerns I'm aware of are: I need a sufficient financial buffer to survive spin-up and ...
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Why does a my client insist on my incorporation?

I'm a software engineer out of Quebec, Canada. My current contract is going through a headhunting firm. I bill the headhunting firm and they bill the company I'm actually doing work for and take a ...
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What does “Approved By” mean on an invoice?

I am new in the professional word. I'm doing freelance work for an organization, and they need an invoice. All of the invoice templates I can find have this little box on them: And I am unsure of ...
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W2 vs 1099 - Rate Difference

I've been a full-time employee for a while and just started contracting work end of last year as W2. With the advent of ACA, I just realized that I can get more benefit from the heathcare exchanges ...