Gig Economy News: Death & Taxes


Entrepreneurship requires having a healthy mixture of lofty, head-in-the-clouds ambitions, and an understanding of down-to-earth, nitty gritty details. No time makes this clearer than spring – or as it’s known in the United States – tax season. Even if you’re not an American entrepreneur, springtime is the perfect opportunity to do a little spring cleaning of your business’ more basic needs and make sure that all of your legal and financial ducks are in a row. Here are a few articles from around the web to help you do just that.

Cover Your Bases
Insurance liabilities are easy to ignore when they aren’t a problem, but can be ruinous when they are. Are you fully covered? What should you be thinking about when you choose insurance for yourself and your business? Getting insurance as an entrepreneur can be confusing so we’ve put together some tips on how to do it right. Take a look on the blog.

Make Tough Calls

Nobody wants to fire another person, and even if that person is dragging down your business it can be a terrifying thought to put them out of a job. However, you have a responsibility to yourself and your other employees to make sure that you have the best team possible. Not sure how to approach the task of severing ties with a toxic worker? Take a tip from someone who has been there and done that in this Forbes tell-all.

Know Your Rights and Obligations
At Fiverr, we pride ourselves on providing a platform that allows entrepreneurs to become independent business owners. However, when you use the Fiverr platform you also commit to following Fiverr’s policies. Make sure you know what these policies are so that you don’t accidentally go against them! Take a look at our latest post.

Show Your Business the Money!
Financing a new business may seem like an impossible task – why should anyone give you money to follow your dreams? You might be surprised to find out though, that new businesses are funded every day around the world. So start thinking, “why shouldn’t I be financed!” instead. And though the task may seem daunting, Entrepreneur is here to help with this guide.

What are the down-and-dirty details of running a business that you need to spend more time on? Tell us in the comments!

Hannah Curran
Hannah Curran is Fiverr's Social Media and Content Manager. Originally from Connecticut, she lives in California and works out of our San Francisco office. Have an idea for the Fiverr blog? Connect with her on LinkedIn.