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Thriving in the Gig Economy by Marion McGovern

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9The Gig Economy Ecosystem

As an independent consultant and business owner, you are on your own. As I mentioned in Chapter 4, you are an island. That said, you are not an uncharted one. Like the Greek Islands filled with yachts, fishing boats, private planes, and hydrofoils, there is an eco-system designed to bring provisions, visitors, news and support of all kinds to your island. The players are different, from sailboats to “puddle jumper” aircraft. You need to understand the nuances, determine which is right for you, and make the most of the eco system.

Many dimensions of running your business can be outsourced to companies or individuals. Similarly, there are firms, software packages, ...

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