21 Jul 2020
By Andy Spinks, GigX Charter Member & Fractional Chief Information Officer “I want it all, and I want it now!” Queen. “I Want It All.” The Miracle, Capitol Records, 1989. We live in a disposable age where things change all the time and new becomes old very quickly. Short attention spans coupled with lack of patience and the appeal of new and shiny pervades everything we see and… Read
07 Jul 2020
By Lynn Hargreaves, Fractional Chief Operating Officer and GigX Charter Member I'll admit that I'm a bit cynical about all of the statements coming from companies saying they want to #BeBetter. Having spent my career executing strategies of all shapes and sizes, I am immediately left with the question, “How do you plan to #BeBetter?” After all, without specific goals, action items, and… Read
09 Jun 2020
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of GigX Are you fishing or catching? Ask any number of fishermen what the secret is to catching fish, and you will receive a diverse range of answers. They probably start with, “Well, it depends…”  That’s because being successful in bringing in fish requires having a constant eye out for change. A return trip out to a favorite spot that once produced a record… Read
28 May 2020
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of GigX “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe.”  -Abraham Lincoln Getting your axe ready In most circumstances, preparation is a key component to success. Examples abound in sports, business, and life. Abraham Lincoln’s quote is making a simple point. If you are not spending sufficient time preparing (be… Read
20 May 2020
Dear GigX Members and Friends, During these difficult times, the GigX team has been working to adapt the GigX membership model to be accessible to a greater number of people. Our hope is that new and existing members will find a membership level that suits each person’s needs and helps position them for success, both now and long into the future. In pursuit of this goal, we are… Read
05 May 2020
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of GigX All of us share this fundamental truth: COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it. These are uncertain, uncharted, unprecedented times. Just as the horrific events of 9/11 disrupted so many facets of everyday life, so too will life be altered in the aftermath of this pandemic. Everyday interactions we took for granted before COVID-19, like shaking… Read
30 Mar 2020
By David Urman, Fractional Chief Revenue Officer & Fractional Chief Legal Officer These are serious times, and many of you have been suddenly thrust into the world of remote work. I do not hold myself out as an expert in this matter, but I have pretty much worked from home for 25 years. When I first started, remote working was called unemployment. Today, it is a credible, but still… 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