“You must let go of your past and embrace your future and figure out what path you’re going to go down.” – George Lucas
With the need to be ‘local’ gone, freelancers have increasingly been in the shop window since the pandemic began. This means the door has well and truly opened for all freelancers as well as the businesses who need their skills.
How has the pandemic changed the perception of freelancers? What value do freelancers truly add to the wider business community? How can freelancers get in front of the exciting businesses they truly want to work with, and the right people who work within them? How can freelancers help themselves when it comes to late payments?
These topics and more were discussed at Freelance Heroes Day and this episode is a recording of one of the panel discussions. In this episode, we look deep into the future of freelancing and its relationship with start-ups and bigger businesses.
Joining Ed for this recorded Zoom chat are:
Sam O’Connor – CEO and Co-Founder of Coconut
Merlie Calvert – CEO and Founder of Farillio
Alex Hughes – CEO and Founder of Shifties and Shift Momentum
* Coconut were also proud sponsors of Freelance Heroes Day and you can find out more about them at: https://www.getcoconut.com/freelanceheroes


A summary of the discussion has also been brilliantly captured in this illustration by Amy Nolan. Check out her other work at https://www.va-ink.co.uk/.

Future of Work Panel Discussion illustration

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