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The StartCanada Blog provides insights about some of the work that we’re doing; including web design / development, design thinking, social media marketing, small business information, trends, tips, ideas and inspiration for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses.

In One Generation, There Will Be No Employees

MBO Partners forecasts that half of the workforce in the United States will consist of freelancers by 2020. That number is far too low, according to John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures. At a Toronto Region Board of Trade event in November, Ruffolo predicted the rising popularity of entrepreneurship and the increasing desire of young workers for control over their careers will result in a revolution in the way companies operate. “In one generation, there will be no employees,” he said. “Everyone is going to be a subcontractor.”

Source: Canadian Business
Photo: © Angelo Narciso, Office Tower, Vancouver, BC

The Future: An Outsourced Economy

  • A growing skilled freelancer economy is taking shape to meet the temporary needs of employers
  • Repeat transactions between businesses and their favourite freelancers will play an increasingly important role in the new outsourced economy
  • Companies have the comfort of working with a familiar team minus the expense of hiring full-time employees, while temporary workers get the certainty of steady work without sacrificing the chance to accept other projects
  • MBO Partners forecasts that half of the workforce in the United States will consist of freelancers by 2020
  • In one generation, there will be no employees. Everyone is going to be a subcontractor. - John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures

Source: Canadian Business, March 2015

Build a Staffless Office

"We don't have any employees. Whether it's copywriters or graphic designers, or even finance consultants, everyone is brought in on an as-needed basis. A lot of HR departments operate like that - companies don't need a full-time HR staff, so they have them subcontracted. It's a win-win, because the sub-contractor gets flexibility of not being tied down to one company, and the business doesn't have the overhead and the payroll expenses, and doesn't need the extra space for these people." - Joanna Track, Co-Founder, Good Eggs and Co.

Source: Canadian Business
Photo: © Angelo Narciso, McMahon Stadium, Calgary, AB

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Big dreams. Start here.

StartCanada is a Canadian company that designs, develops and manages elegant and effective websites for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses. StartCanada also provides social media marketing services for its clients.

Angelo Narciso leads StartCanada and is involved with business development, the design thinking process of web design / development, website management and social media marketing.