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SXSW 2019

Future of Benefits for the Independent Workforce

Solo business owners are the fastest growing segment of the US workforce. The independent business owners currently have little to no options to the benefits offered to employees in the corporate space. Anonymity, freedom and passion for their talent is what drives these individuals; lack of benefit resources is what keeps them stagnant and scared. Laws have changed, opening up new options for a nationwide program to be created to serve this segment of business owners. Having a strong freelance talent pool is vital to startups, small and micro business as well as providing a resource for larger corporations to add specific expertise as needed.

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  1. How we can work together to create a benefits program for solo business owners
  2. What opportunities are available to get involved in changing the face of benefits for solopreneurs
  3. What is already in the works with the expansion of IPSE in to the US, starting the first global independent workforce association

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Emily Leach, Founder, The Freelance Conference

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Future Workplace
  • Level: Advanced
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