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Akos Gabossy on how PanIQ Escape Room leverages freelancers

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. 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 fla...

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GitLab: Scaling a Remote Company to $ 2.75 Billion Business

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. 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 r...

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Punkpost: Asking artists to become full-time employees may create a serious ‘’supply’’ problem

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. There is so much chatter right now going on about the gig economy and its merits and faults. And I can definitely see both. Our guest today, Lex Monson, is the founder and CEO of a company named Punkpost, where beautifully handwritten cards are mailed by artists for you. All artists are freelancers. Lex, you work with artists and creativit...

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Remote Working: Daniel Ramsey on shaking off the need to hire locally

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. Our guest today is Daniel Ramsey, CEO & Founder, MyOutDesk. Daniel, your company provides virtual assistants on demand. What are the advantages associated with employing gig workers? While there was a time that only bigger, Fortune-500 companies could afford to outsource, these days, online-based companies have made virtual staffing an opt...

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Hybrid Approach: Why Transcription Outsourcing hires both employees and freelancers

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. Our guest today is Ben Walker, CEO, Transcription Outsourcing Ben, many transcription companies work on a project basis and there are times when there is lots of work. Is this the reason why you hire gig workers and freelancers?  It’s way more cost-effective to hire freelancers to do our transcription work, and it is the nature of t...