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Topic: Gig Economy

The gig economy has matured — when will the business world catch up?

Feb 21, 2018 / by Michael Burdick

The gig economy is still maturing, but it has been making waves over the past few years. As more people leave their day jobs to focus on freelance work, the gig economy is ripe for some growing pains.
When freelance work becomes the norm rather than the exception, how will businesses handle the gig economy’s transition into adulthood?
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From Blue to White: The Gig Economy's Incredible Transformation

Sep 26, 2017 / by Michael Burdick

Freelancers make up 35 percent of the total workforce, and some experts believe the gig economy will double again in four years. While the most visible movement has been on the blue-collar side of the equation, white-collar workers have started to bring their specialized skill sets to the freelance table. 

While marketplaces are still adjusting to this shift, business decision makers can take steps to get ahead of the white-collar mass migration.

Read the full article on Business.com here.

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The Accounting Industry's Death is Great News for Your Business

Aug 17, 2017 / by Michael Burdick

Change isn’t comfortable — especially when it comes to industries steeped in tradition, such as accounting. Whether they welcome the innovation or loathe the disruption, accounting firms are forced to adjust as their previously static sector grapples with major change.

We’re living during a watershed moment for accounting, which creates repercussions throughout the business world. It's the end of accounting as we know it, but entrepreneurs should feel fine. A new normal will rise from the ashes of the archaic industry, and this revival will lower costs and increase transparency for businesses in every sector.  Read the full article in Entrepreneur here.
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4 Strategies to Make Freelancers a Valued Part of Your Team

Aug 1, 2017 / by Michael Burdick

If the digitally spawned Postmates, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit have taught us anything, it’s that the global workforce is changing faster than Clark Kent in a phone booth. The gig economy has led to numerous shifts in the business world, with workers embracing freelance opportunities en masse.

Workers have embraced the newfound independence that freelance work allows, and employers have realized that they don’t always need to recruit full-time staff. This is particularly true for growing businesses or industries that see a surge of demand at various times of the year. Freelance workers and companies stand to reap tremendous rewards if they’re able to develop and execute these partnerships.  Read the full article on HuffPost here.
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Accounting Is Flawed, and Financial Disruptors Are Licking Their Chops

Jul 31, 2017 / by Michael Burdick

The world has changed since the 1950s, but you wouldn’t know it by the processes of a typical accounting firm. Most cling happily to antiquated operating procedures, with barely an acknowledgment of the shifting sands of a cultural, social, and workplace revolution brought about, in part, by a wave of top Millennial talent.

Like them, love them, or loathe them, Millennials are a force to be reckoned with, especially for sectors not prepared for disruption — like accounting.

Millennials and their truly unique perspectives on what work is, should be, and will be are providing a wake-up call across all trades. Those in the accounting and finance worlds would be wise to listen and learn the Millennial mindset.  Read the full article, published by the Observer, here.
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