The market for talented freelancers is more competitive than ever before. The best and most skilled freelance talent is in high demand and what was already a competitive industry has turned into one that’s beyond challenging for live event companies. If you want to work with top freelancers, you need to understand what will attract them and make them want to work with you.Read More
Event production companies rely on freelancers to do much of the work related to the events they produce, including technical aspects. Freelancer costs can add up quickly and may vary depending on whether the workers you engage are 1099 workers or W2 workers. In both cases, there are direct and indirect costs to consider.Read More
Putting together any live event is a long process and can be an inefficient one if you don’t have the right tools to optimize your work. Technology is available that can assist you as you conceptualize, plan, and produce events, making it easy to get your work done quickly and ensure a smooth production.Read More
Freelancing in the AV industry is continuing to grow as an integral part to the success of almost every AV company. In general, freelancing continues to be a growing trend in the US economy with 34% of US workers currently freelancing in some form and this number is expected to grow to 43% by 2020.
With those stats in mind, AV companies should stay aware of key trends that may affect AV freelancers. Below are the top 5 trends I anticipate for 2018:
#1.) The Debate About Freelancer Classification And Compliance Will Continue To Be An Issue
Many AV companies know Independent contractor compliance is an important topic and most companies have a general idea of what is required. However, many AV companies fail to consistently manage and execute a fully-compliant process that aligns with the various state & federal compliance laws.Read More
If you have a project in Las Vegas with your employees or contractors, be sure to check that they have completed the OSHA 10-Hour or 30-Hour General Industry course.Read More
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Full Sail University recently hosted the Rental & Staging Road Show in Orlando, FL with industry speakers covering topics from pre-production to the integration of new technologies in show production.
The highlight of the event was a roundtable of industry leaders entitled “Are You Ready For A New Staging Industry Landscape?” The speakers (pictured above) were: Matthew Carson (PRG), Colin Murphy (Bungalow Scenic Studios), Les Goldberg (LMG), and Tom Kervitsky (TEK Productions).Read More
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