Some industries may fade away or become obsolete but often they’re replaced by the NEXT BIG THING. One recent change for the better we’ve seen recently has been the rise of the “gig economy.”

Because of startup companies like Honor, TaskRabbit, Lyft, Uber and Etsy, the gig industry is exploding. To help you figure out how you can make this new economy work for you we’re having a free “Gig Opportunity Fair,” September 23, 2015 from 4-7 at the Westbay Conference Center in
San Francisco.

What is the Gig Economy

Generally speaking, a “gig” is work that’s done on a contract basis. It’s not a job. You’re not an employee. You’re working on a self-employed/contract basis as a 1099 contractor. Usually, you sign up by using a simple app on your computer or phone.

byob8Gig Opportunities Let You:

  • Set your own hours
  • Determine your own rates or allow you to make money based on your schedule
  • Work from your home (or the coffee shop on the corner)
  • Use your own vehicle (if applicable)
Don’t Miss Out – Attend the Gig Opportunity Fair

The Gig Opportunity Fair will have companies that offer online projects for: administrative assistants, bookkeepers/accountants, programmers, designers, and more. Or if you prefer working away from your desk, use their app or website to find gigs in other fields. Caregiving, housekeeping, delivery/drivers, and errand running are among some of the numerous gigs you can now find online.

In addition to the exhibitors, the fair will offer workshops designed to help you understand these new opportunities and set you up for success.

Once again, the Gig Opportunity Fair is a free event and open to the public and will be held September 23, 2015, 4-7 at the Westbay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore St, San Francisco CA. Meet with representatives from locally-based gig opportunity companies, attend workshops that discuss the financial pros and cons of 1099 work, learn how you can get training in tech and other fields that are “gig economy friendly”.

Partial List of Confirmed Exhibiting Companies
BAVC Breeze
Deliv Everlance
Honor Peers
Redtower Marketing SamaSchool
Saucey Sherpashare
TaskRabbit

 

See You This September

Don’t forget we’ll be at the lovely Westbay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore St, San Francisco CA, located at the intersection of Fillmore and Eddy. Our special hosts will include the Hon. London Breed, President of the SF Board of Supervisors and representatives from the SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development. See ya on the 23rd.

Click here to download Gig Opportunity Fair Flyer

And to learn more about the gig economy, click here to read how to Make the New Economy “Your Economy.

by Merrie Triplett