Independent Workerforce Summit

Organization: GSMI

Venue: Marines Memorial Club & Hotel

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 18, 2015 / 7:30 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Mar 19, 2015 / 1:15 pm - (PST)
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The independent workforce is one of the most influential, overlooked labor pools changing society in this decade. Freelancing provides a new route to employment for many people who would prefer to work in a way that gives them more freedom and control over their destiny. Independents represent all ages, professions, educational levels and geography and actively contribute to virtually every sector of the economy.

The number of freelancers in America is expected to grow from today’s base of 17.7 million to 24 million by 2018. Businesses today – both large and small, and even government agencies – are increasingly relying on independent contractors and freelancers to meet their needs for agility and flexibility due to an increasingly volatile, complex, competitive, and ever-changing global economy. Workers are becoming more comfortable turning to freelance work as a permanent path or stepping stone towards more project-based careers that build upon both traditional employment and independence.

The 2015 Independent Workforce Summit will help businesses discover how they can access this vast pool of freelance expertise to solve resource challenges, get instant support for specific projects, have more flexibility, and in some cases – reduce overhead.

And for freelancers – or those considering an independent career – the Summit will cover practical solutions for everything from setting up as a freelancer, how to find work, personal finance issues, getting clients, marketing and personal branding strategies, to how to navigate family and career success, plan for growth, and position your business at an expert level.

There will also be plenty of opportunities for independent workers to network with potential clients, and for businesses to meet with freelance talent.


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