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Independent Workers United (!) at the Hive

Around 30 freelancers (and others) joined us to connect with one another and learn about some available resources. Along with Poughkeepsie Journal we hosted “Hudson Valley Forward: Independent Workers Unite!” as an in-the-flesh continuation of its in-depth series exploring the “gig economy.” Continue reading

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New Economy = New Ways of Working in the HV

Our biggest area paper the Poughkeepsie Journal recognizes the new work paradigm in an in-depth series exploring not just the statistics and studies of this transformation in the Hudson Valley — but also the stories of those in the trenches. (1-minute read) Continue reading

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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. (2-minute read) 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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