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Expertise on Demand: Why Soundplate hires freelancers

Our guest today is Matt Benn, the founder of Soundplate, a record label and music technology company based in London. Soundplate creates technology and tools to help independent artists and record labels become successful. Their latest tech product allows artists and labels to create innovative music smart links, analyse their marketing data and promote their music more efficiently.   Matt, creating tech products for independent artists is not far from hirin...

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HomeworkingClub: Ben Taylor on freelancing and blogging your way to freedom

Our guest today is Ben Taylor, the founder of Homeworking Club, an advice portal for aspiring freelancers, and WriteBlogEarn. Ben has extensive experience with blogging, IT consultancy and digital marketing. Ben, Homeworking Club provides tips and guidance to freelancers or people who consider becoming freelancers in the foreseeable future. Hiring freelancers seems like an obvious choice but is there any special reason you would like to share? For me, it’s a simple question of cost a...

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Serial Entrepreneur: The founder of Limitless Academy opted to manage a 100% remote team

Our guest today is Andrew Alexander who manages a remote team of employees on 3 continents (United States, South America, Europe). Andrew has been a serial entrepreneur since 2011, first building a digital magazine publishing company up to 1.3 million readers. He has experience in the iOS app space, book publishing, pet products, natural foods, and is currently the Founder & CEO of the educational training platform LimitlessAcademy.com Andrew, lots of businesses consider going remote but...

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Akos Gabossy on how PanIQ Escape Room leverages freelancers

Our guest today is Akos Gabossy, CEO and co-founder of the PanIQ Escape Room franchise. Akos is an experienced serial entrepreneur, who started his career at an early age, by opening Hungary’s 2 premiere family entertainment centers and an outdoor adventure park. At the moment, his biggest endeavor is the construction of PanIQ Room’s flagship Mega Escape Room unit on the Las Vegas Strip. Akos, one would think that the construction of escape rooms requires a team of very experience...

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GitLab: Scaling a Remote Company to $ 2.75 Billion Business

Our guest today is Sid Sijbrandij, CEO, GitLab. Sid, 10 years ago, most investors were reluctant to invest in remote companies. Functions like finance, sales and marketing were seen as in-house only. How did you address those concerns? When GitLab graduated from Y Combinator, our engineering team was already working remotely and there was no reason for the rest of the team to be in-house. Of course, there were people who were skeptical about it. Our VP of Sales initially thought that a rem...