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Near-Sourcing: Outsourced services with local, underserved and veteran talent

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 Dr. Arthur Langer, Academic Director of Columbia University's Center for Technology Management. He is also the founder and chairman of Workforce Opportunity Services, a non-profit that develops the skills of under-served communities and places them at vacant IT jobs at corporations like PSEG, United Rentals, AutoClub, and John...

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Cleaners on Demand: Valet Maids hires gig workers to address growing demand

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 Dawna Boone, Owner of Valet Maids. Dawna, Lyft and Uber paved the way for many on-demand business models. At the same time, there are legal implications when independent contractors are involved.  Why do you hire gig workers and freelancers? There are a few options when trying to grow a company. A business owner can choose...

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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...