The Gig Economy The gig economy is comprised of small part-time "gigs" that help individuals to increase financial mobility. A "Gig" can provide small income while you build and market your small business or nonprofit.
Purpose University and Your Gig Purpose University is a nonprofit organization that provides hybrid online and in-person courses to walk individuals through the start up business process. In 7-days students participate in goal setting activities, talent assessments, and coaching activities. Graduates leave with a legal business entity, website, business bank account, e-commerce system, pricing structure, and marketing strategy. More importantly graduates leave with deeper sense of purpose and meaning in themselves and their new venture. Since small businesses begin small the program teaches students to utilize the gig economy to begin making small income while they market and grow their business.
What is the Gig Economy In the March 8, 2017 Forbes article entitled "10 Great 'Gig Economy' Jobs for 2017," the author highlights a recent Randstad survey of 1,500 business executives and 3,160 workers. The study found "nearly 11% of the workforce is made up of these full-time agile workers and 39% of those 'permanent' workers (i.e. non-agile) surveyed said they are likely to take a position in the future that falls into the agile category. Randstad went on to suggest that temporary, freelance or contractual basis workers could make up as much as 50% of the workforce by 2019 (forbes.com, 2017).