The new labor economy is in full swing . . . and simultaneously just getting started. Now that the B2B world is becoming keen on the concept, and the dramatic improvements that online marketplaces have made, we only see acceleration ahead.

But, as more and more individuals, especially professional service providers, choose to make their living solo or in a boutique practice, they leave behind the communal benefits that a “firm” or “institution” can provide. We don’t think that has to be the case.

At UpCounsel we believe that marketplaces can drive value to their service providers through leveraging their massive communities – similar to companies – making their lives a little bit better/easier with each new benefits that is added.

In one small step towards a larger objective, UpCounsel has now partnered up with Intuit and WeWork, to offer our entrepreneurial lawyer community benefits to empower them in their solo careers. Community leveraged benefits are a great way for UpCounsel to give its attorneys benefits in areas that otherwise would be more expensive. Intuit creates business and financial management solutions that simplify small business accounting. WeWork, creates dynamic office spaces for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

As the on-demand economy grows at a rapid pace, freelancers and contractors must manage their own legal and financial tasks, including paying quarterly taxes, tracking business expenses and understanding their cash flow. UpCounsel’s partnership with Intuit will help its attorneys better manage their finances and simplify the tax-paying process. UpCounsel will now offer discounts for QuickBooks and Quickbooks Self-Employed to their community, giving them the tools they need to manage their finances and a seamless integration with TurboTax Online. If you are a small business hoping to leverage these tools as well, no worries, you can take advantage of the discounts as well.

UpCounsel’s partnership with WeWork follows the same pattern of benefits. WeWork will be able to give UpCounsel’s attorneys the opportunity and space they need in order to succeed in the current real estate. More in depth information on these benefits will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

UpCounsel is very excited to be partnering with both companies in our pursuit to make running a business easier for our lawyer community. Like us, these companies recognize the growing population of independent entrepreneurs in this new labor economy, and that they need tools and resources to power their businesses to success.

About the author

Matt Faustman

Matt Faustman

Matt is the co-founder and CEO at UpCounsel. Matt believes in the power of online platforms to change antiquated ways of life and founded UpCounsel to make legal services efficiently accessible. He is responsible for our overall vision and growth of the UpCounsel platform. Before founding UpCounsel, Matt practiced as a startup and business attorney.

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