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
05 Apr 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
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
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