subcontractor.jpgWhen a small business has an overflow of work but not enough to justify hiring a full-time employee, working with a subcontractor can be an efficient, money-saving strategy. Besides handling the extra workload, a subcontractor may also bring other desirable skills and expertise that a small business can tap beyond the original assignment. Training subcontractors in the protocols of your workplace, such as how to deal with your clients, and treating them like regular employees can often result in mutually beneficial relationships—and sometimes in a firm job offer—as the following examples demonstrate.


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