The Art and Skill of Freelancing: PODCAST

The Art and Skill of Freelancing: PODCAST

Episode Details A true trailblazing, freelance rockstar, Julie Cortes joins Uprisor to talk about what it means to freelance professionally. What are the risks and rewards of choosing the lifestyle? What makes good client relationships and communication? When she’s not creating amazing content or ad campaigns for her litany of clients, Julie teaches the art […]

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AN INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKCHAIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY AND DECENTRALIZED FINANCE

AN INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKCHAIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY AND DECENTRALIZED FINANCE

Hosted by the University of Toronto Mississauga. Join U of T alumni and friends for an intriguing lecture by Professor Andreas Park. Professor Park will provide a brief introduction to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, providing an overview of some of the tools and apps that are available in the new world of decentralized finance. Park has recently been […]

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Stand Up For Independent Workers

Stand Up For Independent Workers

Independent workers want to protect their ability to choose flexible, fulfilling work for years to come. With your help, we can protect workers who choose nontraditional work arrangements by sharing stories about how being an independent worker has benefited your life. To help, submit a video: You simply take a one or two-minute video on […]

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Legion of Freelancers Discusses the PRO Act and AB5- check it out!

Legion of Freelancers Discusses the PRO Act and AB5- check it out!

Amazing panel discuss the PRO Act, AB5 and the Future of Work including one of the most passionate and prolific advocates of the Independent Workforce, Gene Zaino, who also founded and now Chairs MBO Partners, Evan Armstrong of the Coalition for Workforce Innovation, Azariah Lehman of iWorker Innovations and IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals […]

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#FBW2021 THE FUTURE OF FREELANCE: INTENTION. IMPACT. PURPOSE.

#FBW2021 THE FUTURE OF FREELANCE: INTENTION. IMPACT. PURPOSE.

2020 Didn’t Stop Us … It Inspired Us to Grow, Virtually for Now.We now have amazing humans organizing #FBW2021 from Austin, Buffalo, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami and Tampa. And boy have they been busy creating an outstanding lineup of speakers for 2021.Tickets range from free for limited sessions to $99 for full access AND promoting your business […]

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LifeSciHub Fireside:  Benefits for the Independent Business- Guest Speaker Hollie Heikkinen of iWorker Innovations

LifeSciHub Fireside: Benefits for the Independent Business- Guest Speaker Hollie Heikkinen of iWorker Innovations

Great Fireside with Holli Heikkinen of iWorker Innovations!!  The growing independent workforce is giving rise to service providers and offerings directed at non-full time employee worker arrangements.  Thank you Hollie for your leadership in this area! Recording to this session HERE   OG session description: LifeSciHub welcomes Hollie Heikkinen of iWorker Innovations and IPSE, the […]

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LifeSciHub Fireside:  Contract Terms 101- Recording Available for Members

LifeSciHub Fireside: Contract Terms 101- Recording Available for Members

Reading contracts is task enough, comprehending the terms completely and confidently is another matter entirely.  Welcome to what LifeSciHub plans to be a regular topic of our Fireside Series- Contract Terms 101.  We will pick one thorny section of a standard contract, parse through the legalese to arrive at what that term really means. Great […]

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Bill Rate vs. Market Rate:  Working With 3rd Parties

Bill Rate vs. Market Rate: Working With 3rd Parties

According to LifeSciHub research- the Life Sciences Independent Workforce Annual Survey- 48% of independent consultants list “finding work” as their biggest challenge.  Working directly with sponsors is the strong preference, however sometimes independent consultants are forced to work through third parties for contractual reasons. In this Fireside, LifeSciHub discusses the importance of knowing your “Market […]

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LifeSciHub Fireside:  Pricing, Utility and Prudent Reserves- Managing Peaks and Valleys- Recording Available for Members

LifeSciHub Fireside: Pricing, Utility and Prudent Reserves- Managing Peaks and Valleys- Recording Available for Members

Great discussion on April 5 about managing peaks and valleys- a lot of energy around this topic!  Recording available for members, here:  https://lifescihub1.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/LifeSciHubExpertProviderCommunity/ETVK3qMWT1ZBnapzvb28sy0BZ1F8DEITaZPqMvxNrAlY-g?e=brWrij   According to our research, the  Annual LifeSciHub Life Sciences Independent Workforce Survey, managing the peaks and valleys was the third most cited challenge of independent consulting:  “The most heavily weighted challenges […]

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Monday Fireside March 8 2021:  The PRO Act- What you need to know (and it's not good for independent consultants)

Monday Fireside March 8 2021: The PRO Act- What you need to know (and it’s not good for independent consultants)

Governments are getting into the independent consultant game, and as usual, it’s not going *quite* that efficiently.  On Monday March 8, 2021, the US House of Reps is looking at the PRO Act, a union-inspired labor law update that is mostly about strengthening unions.  No problems there, however, oddly, the bill also includes elements of […]

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A full day of Financial Literacy for Women in Celebration of International Women's Day!

A full day of Financial Literacy for Women in Celebration of International Women’s Day!

Topics Include: Planning for the Unexpected Understanding ETFs Asset Mix & Your Portfolio Financial Psychology Making Ends Meet in a Pandemic How to Start Investing Empowering Women to Create & Sustain Wealth Importance of a Will and Pitfalls Without One The Laws of Investing KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sponsored by TD Wealth INGRID MACINTOSH Keynote Presentation: Your […]

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LifeSciHub Fireside Chat series:  Incorporation Stories

LifeSciHub Fireside Chat series: Incorporation Stories

LifeSciHub’s “Fireside Chat” series continues on Monday February 15, 2021.  This meeting’s topic is the journey to incorporation.  What was that like for you?  How did you achieve it?  Independent consultants will compare notes, and two experiential case studies will be presented.  Register HERE

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Is Independent Consulting the Right Path for Me?

Is Independent Consulting the Right Path for Me?

About the Session:   Anyone who has thought about becoming a consultant, or anyone who has already decided to “make the leap” to independent consulting should attend this workshop. We’ll discuss the key factors to consider, as well as the important questions to ask yourself to see if independent consulting is right for you. Whether you […]

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6 Keys to Solopreneur Success

6 Keys to Solopreneur Success

About the Session:   Many people think that independent consulting is as simple as updating their LinkedIn profile and calling former colleagues. But the reality is quite different. Join PICA’s Chief Advocate to learn what REALLY makes independent consultants successful. Over the last 15 years, Liz has helped hundreds of people launch, run and grow their […]

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WIB-Metro New York: (Wo)Managing a Merger – Utilizing Softer Skills to Support a Successful Outcome

WIB-Metro New York: (Wo)Managing a Merger – Utilizing Softer Skills to Support a Successful Outcome

Please join us as we learn the behind-the-scenes skills needed to complete a corporate merger from lead-master people person – Dr. Barb Jones. Dr. Jones will share her experience of leading a corporate merger in the midst of COVID, a high-pressure financial climate, businesses located on three continents, and in five different time zones. Learn […]

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LifeSciHub Fireside Chat:  All About Professional Liability Insurance

LifeSciHub Fireside Chat: All About Professional Liability Insurance

What exactly is professional liability insurance?  Is it really necessary?  How much does it cost?  Where can I get it? This LifeSciHub Fireside Chat seeks to answer these questions and more.  Guest speaker Ryne Ring, Head of Insurance for Bunker walks us through insurance for the gig economy.  Along with the rise of the independent […]

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LifeSciHub Fireside Chat:  Bookkeeping Q&A

LifeSciHub Fireside Chat: Bookkeeping Q&A

Analysis plans, quality metrics, randomized controlled clinical trials, PhDs, MDs, patient data and… …debits and credits? Some people take easily to bookkeeping.  Others find it confounding.  One thing is certain, a business needs bookkeeping like people need air to breathe, and the more one understands it, the healthier the business will be. This Fireside Chat […]

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Managing IT Support as an Independent Consultant

Managing IT Support as an Independent Consultant

One thing almost every independent consultant truly misses about working full time for a corporation is having access to an IT department.  This Fireside Chat is meant to bring independent consultants together to share their strategies, tips and tricks for having to manage their own IT support. Register HERE

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LifeSciHub Fireside:  Business Plan Workshop

LifeSciHub Fireside: Business Plan Workshop

Every business needs a business plan, even a business of one.  This is what LifeSciHub considers to be Basic Business Best Practices.   In this workshop, LifeSciHub discussed the basic elements of the business plan.  Two simple, one page business plans were referenced.  Templates here: Lean Canvas Template One Page Business Plan Template Any questions or […]

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Is Independent Consulting the Right Path for Me?

Is Independent Consulting the Right Path for Me?

About the Session:   Anyone who has thought about becoming a consultant, or anyone who has already decided to “make the leap” to independent consulting should attend this workshop. We’ll discuss the key factors to consider, as well as the important questions to ask yourself to see if independent consulting is right for you. Whether you […]

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