Rise of the Indie Professional: How to navigate the changes in our economy and kick start your own business in the North Bay
A new event series is launching at Keller Street CoWork, Sonoma County’s largest coworking space in Petaluma. On Thursday, February 21 and Thursday, March 28, Rise of the Indie Professional will zero in on the current economic climate. With 30% of the US workforce taking on freelance work, this number is set to increase and could be as high as 50% by 2030.
Many in today’s job force want the freedom of working on their own terms. Keller Street CoWork’s two-event series will present the tools to get started and touch on hot button topics such as how and where to find freelancers faster and better, decide whether independent work or freelancing is the right fit, and how to make the leap successfully.
Danielle Stroble, Director of Keller Street CoWork, will guide the discussion, and share how the coworking business model supports the growing independent and gig worker economy in the North Bay. Carol Schmitt from Acclimate Us and NorthBay 2030 will weigh in her extensive experience and research in the field, recognizing the need to shift in how employers, workers, educators and policymakers support this line of work. To round out the panel, Ethan Brown from the Sonoma Economic Development Board will discuss how the organization supports the growth of the indie worker economy in Sonoma County.
Following the event, stay to enjoy a Networking Mixer at 5pm with the rest of the Keller Street CoWork members, mingle and meet with like-minded business owners in the area.
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/socoindie. This event is free, but book early as seating capacity is limited.