As we grow our businesses we make decisions based on many things; economics, family time, success, failure, having fun! Or maybe even on whether you want to fill out more paperwork! My business was at a point of expanding about 18 months ago. After discussing the pros and cons with my husband and associates – I realized unless I went to massive growth, all I would gain is less creative time and MORE paperwork! You know the dreaded employee stuff (payroll, benefits, etc.) So I chose to do the next best thing which turned out to be the BEST, best thing…I hired contractors/freelancers. But you know I still have paperwork to do for them! But just this little bit…just don’t forget, the deadline is January 31st, if you’ve chosen this route too! Here’s a good article on 1099’s – it helped me out!