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“Small business is America’s future. Give it a helping hand.”

Matt Downey is anti-establishment and proud of it.

—Matt Downey, Videographer, Bus’d Media

An independent videographer, Matt Downy and his company provide a wide range of high-quality yet affordable video services to businesses across Columbus, Ohio. Most importantly, his staff does it with a personal touch and flexibility that’s almost unheard of at big corporations.

Although building an initial base of clients proved challenging, Matt has never regretted leaving behind a full-time desk job for a career as an independent contractor. “Being a freelancer means choosing the jobs right for you, what shift of the day you work, and working with the people you want to,” he says. “Of course, you also have to be prepared for what I call the ‘rollercoaster.’ One day you’re crazy busy, the next you’re not. I work as hard as I can as often as I can.”

David Hall

For David Lee Hall, being an independent contractor provides more than an income. It provides a way to lift himself up.

—David Lee Hall, Mystery Shopper
Andy Keats Story

“I think independent contractors are really the essence of the American dream. Entrepreneurialism is what built this country, and that is what independent contractors are trying to embrace.”

—Andy Keatts, Videographer & Program Editor, Back40 Media
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