REDUCED OVERHEAD: The attraction of hiring an independent contractor is the reduced costs in: expenses, payroll, benefits, and other overhead. Lower overhead means less stress to bring in new business revenue to cover costs.
NO HEALTH BENEFITS : This one deserves separate mention. A burden on small business is the uncontrollable costs of employee health benefits. The average total cost of health benefits for U.S. employees was $6,215 in 2003, according to the Mercer 2003 National Survey of Employer Sponsored Health Plans.
WORK ON DEMAND: Hiring an independent offers flexibility to the changing work demands of your company. You have the ability to take added opportunities as they arise, and during slow periods, have greater cost control. Your contract workforce often comes fully trained and highly specialized.