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Freelancing is a Force — And Will Be a Majority of Workforce in 10 Years

At its current growth rate, the majority of the US workforce will be freelancers by 2027. This startling stat comes from “Freelancing in America: 2017” (FIA), a comprehensive new study. This has major ramifications for our economy, politics, culture. Continue reading

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BE A HIVE (Looking for Partners)

I’m making a concerted effort to grow the BEAHIVE community and our physical presence — and allow us to better support the growing creatives and microbusinesses in the Hudson Valley. This all fits our vision of shaping a Localist (or Local Living) Economy in the region. Continue reading

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TEDxLongDock: This is What Community Looks Like

Nothing I’ve done has been as personally fulfilling as what transpired in Beacon, NY, on June 7, the culmination of months and months of planning and hard, selfless work with a small, dedicated team. Continue reading

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Save Us. Be Creative!

Think about how many of your friends and acquaintances work for themselves — not just those with their own business, but also those who freelance or consult (whether full or part time). How many consider themselves “creative”? Chances are, you know a lot. While the positive impact of cultural institutions is pretty much conventional wisdom at this point, the larger creative economy that includes DIY (do-it-yourself) makers and small, creative businesses is less understood. Continue reading

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