Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST
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Longview Public Library
1600 Louisiana Street
Longview, WA 98632

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SCORE Vancouver
SCORE Chapter 0566

 Course Leader - Patti Thompson

Patti Thompson is the SCORE Course Leader for this seminar.  Patti has over 35 years’ experience in business and tax consulting - working with subcontractors, manufacturers, retailers, service companies, nonprofits, and individuals - helping them understand their bookkeeping and payroll requirements and what’s needed to comply with the tax code.Patti Thompson old paper


Surviving the "Gig" Economy 

 You see them everywhere these days – Gig Workers.  Some estimates show them as 34% of the work force.  They are involved in many types of independent work including;  drivers for Uber & Lyft, homeowners offering rentals through Airbnb, independents working on specific software development projects, musicians performing ‘gigs’, and healthcare. 

Some gigs are short term, while others offer the option of longer self-employment. Workers in the Gig Economy enjoy flexibility, variety, and the ability to truly pursue one’s career passion while earning money on their own schedules.

Takeaways from this SCORE Workshop

  • You'll gain realistic insights as you participate in, or consider joining the Gig Economy.
  • Learn about the issues of adaptability, time & money management.
  • Get the “rules of the road” that apply to independent workers and the running of a successful business and 
  • Learn about license & tax issues.

This seminar is free with thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Longview Library.  All seminar attendees may later receive free, confidential SCORE mentoring to help you personalize your success in the Gig Economy.  A copy of all presentation slides and other course materials will be emailed to registrants shortly prior to the seminar.

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide.  SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC and has over 300 chapters throughout the United States and its territories with 11,000 + volunteers nationwide.  Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors. Now celebrating its 53rd year, SCORE was founded in 1964.