I’m in sales management consulting. I promote products in the Northeast, primarily professional audio products, for small manufacturers that can’t afford full-time employees.
I incorporated my company in New Jersey in 2002. Full-time self-employment has let me buy a home and raise a family by doing work for multiple companies at once. I have been able to establish a niche occupation that otherwise would not have existed, and manufacturers seek me out to help grow their sales as a result.
In addition, my wife is a freelance business writer.
What lawmakers need to understand: I’m not Uber. I’m a professional independent sales rep who is paid strictly on commissioned sales, a job that supports my family, benefits my clients and enables me to pay my considerable taxes.