If You Want Something Done Right, Hire an Entrepreneur to Do It! by Caterina Rando
if you’re in the position of running a business and need specific work done, but it’s not enough to keep an employee busy in the long term, there are all kinds of solopreneurs who probably focus on the exact task as a niche. rando takes the position that employees can’t serve every purpose, so why not divide what you might spend on payroll and go to the experts. she maintains 15 entrepreneurs as vendors rather than having employees and her article is a great list of criteria she looks for when deciding on who to work with.