31 Mar 2020
Dear GigX Community, We are saddened by what is happening locally, regionally, nationally and globally and recognize there are not adequate words to do justice to each person’s experiences and pain. Yet, we are also heartened by the heroism, determination, support and love that is coming through as we fight together for our common good. We see blue skies ahead. Business Support As… Read
10 Mar 2020
GigX Charter Member Angelo Ponzi interviews our very own Matt Spooner, GigX’s Fractional Chief Business Development Officer, about what it is to be a fractional executive, his role on the GigX team, and how GigX is revolutionizing the fractional workforce and gig economy. Angelo: Now, before we start, I want to read this from your LinkedIn page. I think it puts things in perspective. "… Read
11 Feb 2020
By Kevin Krusiewicz, Founder & Virtual Chief Marketing Officer of Marketing Trail Guide When it comes to growing a small-to-medium-size business, most everyone agrees that marketing is crucial. Yet with all the options, it can be difficult for business owners to put together the right marketing mix to get the best results. Many wonder, “Should I hire fractional or full-time workers… Read
14 Jan 2020
By Rich Cocuzzo, Fractional Chief Sales Officer There are several different fee models that you can employ as a fractional executive. The two most common are: An hourly rate A flat fee tied to a minimum number of hours per week or month dedicated to the client Both of the aforementioned models are viable. What’s most important is that you and your client are in alignment on… Read
10 Dec 2019
By Robert Curtis and Matt Spooner What is AB 5? California Assembly Bill 5, or AB 5, is a new law taking effect on January 1, 2020, that amends certain provisions of the California Labor Code. AB 5 creates a stricter standard for determining when workers are considered independent contractors rather than employees. This law requires a three-part test, commonly known as the “ABC test… Read
12 Nov 2019
By Robert Curtis The gig economy The gig economy is a term often used to describe longer-term freelance arrangements and independent consulting assignments. It started to ramp-up around 2007 during the global economic downturn and has rapidly grown. While sources vary in their estimates, a 2018 Gallup poll referenced by Small Business Labs stated that over one third of all workers “… Read
15 Oct 2019
By Robert Curtis, GigX, Inc Advisory Council Member. Independent Professionals are Filling Workplace Needs It’s difficult to know exactly what the future of work might hold, but one thing is for certain: independent consultants are poised to be more important than ever before in the years to come. In today’s project-driven economy, more businesses are turning to outside talent to meet… Read
15 Sep 2019
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of GigX, Inc. For me, fall is always a reset. The heat of summer begins to fade into anticipation of cooler weather and the beauty of an orange backdrop in the landscape. Kids are back at school, and the workforce is hitting it hard after family vacations. And football (American football, that is) is about to kick off and dominate our televisions and… Read
15 Aug 2019
By Bill Ellermeyer, Executive Career Strategist, Ellermeyer Connect The iconic CEO of GE, Jack Welch, once advised: “Change before you have to.” No Gold Watch The way we work today is different from the way our parents worked. Seldom do we hear of someone retiring after 30-40 years with the same company and getting presented with a gold watch. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of… Read
17 Jul 2019
D-Day had a rocky start with huge hurdles to overcome “Despite all the best of plans… anybody that’s been in war knows that things are really going to go wrong, and boy did they go wrong on D-Day,” said General Jack Keane, U.S. Army (Ret.), during an interview about the Normandy invasion. On June 6th, 2019, the U.S. and its Allies paused to commemorate and pay tribute to the 75th… Read