More Than 50 Percent of U.S. Private Workforce Will Be Independent by 2020, Report Says

The Solopreneur Life

private workforce will be independent by 2020, according to a report published today by MBO Partners. By the year 2020, MBO Partners predicts that 70 million people, more than 50 percent of the private workforce, will be independent. This means going beyond simple flexible work hours or corporate telecommuting or working on contingent assignments through a staffing company. M ore than 50 percent of the U.S.

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Book Review: The Fifth Age of Work

Small Business Labs

Skype, Google Hangout), as well as the decentralization and de-localization of work characterized by distributed teams, remote work, flex work and telecommuting, contract and project-based work, and the rapid growth of the coworking movement. 

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The Voices of Coworking Video

Small Business Labs

This research was an extension of the Intuit 2020 research series , which isconducted with our research partner Intuit Corporation.  Most facilities offer memberships by the day, week or month and appeal to the freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, big company telecommuters and other laptop nomads who are tired of working alone at home or in crowded and noisy coffee shops. 

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