Workarounds.

Are you a hiring manager without a budget for the personnel that you need to make your goals? Has your company resorted to contractors in lieu of employees to eliminate the need to provide benefits, and save on labor costs as many have?
From what I’ve seen in this job market in the past year or more, these are realities. And according to this article the “risky new trend of replacing employees with independent contractors” has been developing. So to mitigate that risk, instead of hiring individuals as independent contractors, some companies are using staffing firms to provide the contractors to them, where the staffing firm hires the employee, and contracts them out, so the company is still accomplishing the same goal but not risking the scrutiny of labor laws.
This Career Profiles blog breaks down the numbers of the ‘true cost’ of hiring an employee. Sometimes a contract position will lead to full-time employment (it has in my case), and it is a great trial period for both the company and contractor to find out if it’s a good fit.
So I’ve created a small business with project mavens who have expertise in multiple areas, and various industries, to step in and work within the confines of those realities.
What type of help do you need?
Do you need a tool to track a project’s profitability?
Have you started a small business because you know how to do what you do, but you don’t have experience getting the business itself set up?
Do you need marketing materials created to help you launch?
Have you written a book and want to indie publish but need an editor?
Maybe a project consultant is the workaround you need.
What is the biggest obstacle you have right now that I could solve for you?

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About Shari Risoff

Shari Risoff is an author, editor and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, USA. She studied business and spent years building client relationships in the corporate world and is passionate about communicating. She is the author of two books, Released: A True Story of Escape from an Abusive Marriage and Accidental Sabbatical. She began to consult and write full time during her own accidental sabbatical. She writes, and edits books for other authors, as well as helping small business owners with infrastructure or communication or projects of many kinds. She is devoted to her husband Stephen. When she is not working on her new book, or hanging out with Stephen, she is reading books or studying human behavior. Readers or writers in need of an editor can get in touch via email: projectmavens @ risoff.com or follow her on Twitter @ShariRisoff.
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