Proposed Senate Tax Bill Would Change Gig Worker Classification and the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Senate Republicans are turning to the gig economy for new revenue to offset their proposed tax cuts. They are including a safe harbor provision for gig workers in their tax bill proposal (for those who are so inclined, see the section starting on page 151 of the document).

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How to Write a Proposal

Daily Writing Tips

Writing a proposal is similar to but not exactly the same as crafting a persuasive essay or producing a report. Here are suggestions for developing a proposal, including some pertinent to its specific purpose. Be meticulous in writing, editing, and design of the proposal.

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Responding to RFPs – Creating Proposals That Shine Your Best Light

Step It Up VA Coaching

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, is a written request for a particular service or type of individual that is needed to fulfill a specific role within an organization. Before you respond to your first RFP, take some time to put together a template of your basic business information that you will include in every proposal. You want your proposal to stand out from the others, but not because its 10 pages long. by Donna Toothaker.

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8 Steps to Having the Perfect Marriage Proposal

Dumb Little Man

Proposing to your partner is the ultimate way to show your love and commitment and with that come many emotions like happiness, excitement, and nervousness. Here are 8 steps to help ensure the perfect marriage proposal: 1) Make sure that you and your partner are on the same page.

2015 50

Responding to RFPs – Creating Proposals That Shine Your Best Light

Step It Up VA Coaching

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, is a written request for a particular service or type of individual that is needed to fulfill a specific role within an organization. Before you respond to your first RFP, take some time to put together a template of your basic business information that you will include in every proposal. You want your proposal to stand out from the others, but not because its 10 pages long. by Donna Toothaker.

2013 47

How “Small” Is Your Small Business?

Small Business CEO

According to a recent SBA press release , there is a proposal to revise the definition of small businesses. The proposed revisions apply to businesses in 36 industries and one industry in professional, scientific and technical services, and one industry in other service sectors.

Don't Work so Hard on Your Writing

Business Writing

Recently I spent several hours on a proposal, when a brief conversation would have told me. As a careful writer and professional, I have sometimes spent too much time fussing with a piece of writing when I didn't need to. Writing Tips

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How To Get Your Proposal Accepted

Small Business CEO

Early on, we had a lot of trouble getting our proposals accepted. Then, it was another 1 hour on the computer… typing out a detailed proposal based on their cleaning needs. In our proposals, we would always offer 2 prices: The first price was our regular price.

Why RFPs Suck

Virtual Moxie

An RFP (Request for Proposal) is a corporate and governmental construct used to get vendors or suppliers to bid on work, vying against unseen others who are also vying for the work. Standards AssistU Request for Proposal Systems Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual MoxieAt its core, it's set up to favor, or give the upper hand to, the person who has the work and it commodtizes the worker's time and skill.

How I Left Out Negative Feelings

Business Writing

It was from a professional organization telling me that my proposal to present a program had been rejected. This week I received a frustrating email. Usually such messages carry no emotion for me. As part of doing business, they are. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

2015 58

What is Universal Basic Income?

Small Business Labs

 Under a universal basic income system citizens (in some proposals, residents) of a country would regularly receive an unconditional sum of money from the government. The amount given varies quite a bit depending on the proposal, but tend to range between $2500 and $20,000. 

2016 62

Fact Checking to the Rescue

Business Writing

But in this guest post, marketing expert Marcia Yudkin shares why and how business writers should check the facts in their proposals, marketing pieces, and. During election seasons, we often hear about fact checkers working overtime to check candidates' assertions. Proofreading Teaching Business Writing

The Truth About Why Men Aren’t Romantic Anymore

Dumb Little Man

This is what she said about it… “He got her that ring because he’s too big of a coward to propose to her!” If you’re frustrated with the fact that men aren’t chivalrous and romantic anymore, you’re not alone.

2015 155

Did Someone at Work Just Steal Your Idea?

On The Job

What's important is that you don't stew in your own juices and a)pout about it like a 2-year-old denied a cookie b) cry or whine to your co-workers c) get angry and vow never to propose anything ever again. Or at least you're the first to propose it in your company or department.)

2015 61

Solving Workplace Problems with a Culture of Creativity – 10 Strategies

Dumb Little Man

Create an environment and a culture in which people feel free to move about and talk, to engage their creative sides, and to propose solution ideas that may be way out of the box but that […]. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Google or Facebook headquarters, you will “smell” it.

2016 126

The Rise of the Independent Professional Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

A recent Brooking report,  A Proposal for Modernizing Labor Laws for Twenty-First-Century Work: The “Independent Worker , suggests there are only about 600,000 Americans doing this type of work. 

2016 117

Why It's Hard To Be Yourself (And How To Do It)

Dumb Little Man

Hive Mind” Compels Us To Think Or Act Like Someone Else Imagine you're in a business meeting, and Jane stands up and proposes regular brainstorming meetings. We've all been told to "just be yourself" at some point in life. It's good advice, but deceptively hard to follow.

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How to Turn Down Ideas Without Bruising Egos

On The Job

Managers often are told their teams need to be more innovative, but sometimes the ideas a team proposes just, well, stink. There’s nothing more fun or energizing than when a team is bouncing ideas back and forth, each proposal more creative or “out there” than the last.

2016 68

Low Wage Workers Not Who You Think They Are

Small Business Labs

The EPI and the National Employment Law Project have teamed up to produce a fact sheet on their proposal to increase the national minimum wage to $12 by 2020. 

2016 31

How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

The quick summary is self-employed who are younger or have higher incomes will likely be better off under the Republican proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA, a.k.a.

2017 73

100 words that will making minute taking a breeze

Practically Perfect PA

Proposed. So as we all know minute taking can sometimes be a little tedious (Friday morning job anyone!!) I used to write hundreds of minutes every year and I really did find some amazing hacks that would make the task easier, quicker and less boring! You can find more of my tips here.

2016 89

7 Tips for Brainstorming

Daily Writing Tips

Whether you’re trying to develop the topic of an essay or the plot of a short story, or you and some of your colleagues have been assigned to propose an idea for a product or a project, a brainstorming session is a means to a successful outcome.

2013 44

5 Ways to Sharpen Your Persuasive Skills

On The Job

How soon could your proposal make things better for this person? If the person goes along with you, when will you be up and running on your proposal? Once you have this outline put together, then you can better write a formal proposal or deliver it in person.

Running For Beginners

Brilliantly Better

You wouldn’t believe the amount of feedback, constructive criticism, profitable ideas and partnership proposals I get through that tiny page.… One of the fundamental building blocks of my online business is a short page called Contact, on this very blog. … The post Running For Beginners appeared first on Dragos Roua. Running

2016 14

I Right Email and Reports

Business Writing

They were writing email, reports, and proposals. I got two messages this week from professional women who told me what they right. It wasn't that they were righting wrongs. They simply typed right when they meant write. And they did. Proofreading

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: £150 John Lewis voucher

Practically Perfect PA

You are under no obligation to book a venue proposed to you by Function Fixers. We can have venue options to you within hours We will provide you with a professional, written venue proposal which will outline the venues available, the costs etc.

2014 42

3 Steps to Getting That BIG Raise at Work

Dumb Little Man

From there, your boss will either accept or reject your proposal. If he/she accepts your proposal, congratulations! If your boss rejects your proposal, ask if you could substitute some of your proposed extra yearly compensation with other forms of compensation, such as year-end bonuses, stock options or more vacation time. If your boss still rejects the proposal, ask them if there is anything else you need to do to be considered for a raise in the future.

2017 42

How to Overcome Resistance to Your Ideas

On The Job

What we propose probably isn't exactly what was tried before," you say. Companies like Google and Amazon expect every employee to come up with new ideas, no matter how outrageous they may seem.

2017 74

The 1 Word Every Successful Career Needs

On The Job

Say you propose a new idea in a meeting, but there are others ready to shoot it down. "So?" they say, when you voice your proposal. Here's my 2011 gift to you: I'm not going to write a list of new year's career resolutions.

2011 76

Wouldn't it be nice to hear "Yes, you're approved to attend the conference!"

Office Dynamics

This is a simple Word document download that you can customize to assist with your proposal. Be sure to make the necessary adjustments to fit your proposed attendance. You''re approved!

2013 73

How Crowd Funding is Best Option to Commence Startups

Small Business CEO

Idea: The entire business proposal or idea that the startup will be based upon matters a lot. Any entrepreneur that is far off from the reach of domestic or international network of venture capital can rely on something that is modern and practical.

2015 20

Women-Owned Small Business Opportunities in Federal Contracting

The Solopreneur Life

B y: WinBiz Proposals, LLC. Author: Jennifer Adeli, Owner and Senior Proposal Manager. This is the government’s way of testing the waters to see if they can get at least two proposals and therefore have a fair and open competition.

2012 91

The New Tax Law: Freelancers Win on Taxes, Lose on Healthcare

Small Business Labs

That proposed bill tightly limited who could take advantage of the pass-through provision. The new tax law contains a major benefit for many freelancers. It allows them to deduct 20% of their revenue from their taxable income. This is the "pass-through" provision.

2018 31

How to Get Your Boss to Love What You Do

On The Job

Remember to: • Never submit a proposal before knowing what it will cost. It sometimes is one of the great mysteries of the universe that the most obnoxious jerk on the planet gets promoted at work while the nicest folks seem to get laid off or stuck in dead-end jobs.

2012 61

How To Live The Maximalist Life

Dumb Little Man

I constantly hear and read these words being proposed as to the future that we all need to face. He proposed that there required a paradigm shift in our thinking that prescribed another economic model – and that being of abundance. Cut back. Reduce. Restrict. Minimalize.

2011 127

Tips and Tricks for Making Your Business Greener

Eco-Office Gals

You should also take the time to explain your proposed environmental initiatives and reasoning to your employees. Going green seems to be all the rage with businesses recently, with everyone from Coca-Cola to SC Johnson launching widely publicized environmental initiatives.

2017 55

The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis


Over the years, academics have proposed a number of theories to describe and explain the learning process - these can be grouped into five broad categories: 1.

2012 48

Few Small Businesses and Freelancers Will Benefit from the Pass-Through Provision of the Tax Plan

Small Business Labs

  So it's both interesting and informative that the NFIB has come out against the proposed Republican tax cuts and jobs act. The proposed 25% pass-through rate is substantially lower than the 39.6%

2017 36

Another 3 Cases of Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Most recently, a bill was proposed in Congress, dubbed the Financial Services Innovation Act of 2016, which seeks to create a financial services innovative office. Modifiers—phrases that provide additional information—are easily (and therefore often) misplaced, creating syntactical confusion.

2016 22

5 Types of Unnecessary Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

The developers proposed to phase-in that part of the project over the course of several years. The sentences below, each followed by a discussion and a revision, illustrate various ways in which a hyphen is used extraneously.

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