Competing With The Big Boys: Finding Skilled Talent Without Breaking The Bank
Got a competitive advantage? Great, but how do small and medium-sized businesses compete with large companies? And what can you do with a limited budget? Industry hiring trends now show a significant shift to online employment, making freelancers a viable alternative to hiring full-time. See what skills are in demand around the world, and how you can successfully leverage online web platforms to source for additional work, hire on-demand talent and continually scale your business without breaking the bank.
Steffen Hedebrand & Cory Langner from Elance will be presenting at TechMeetups’ CrowdCamp events throughout the first week of October to educate businesses on the benefits of using online freelancers to grow their business and scale operations. You’ll learn that through Elance companies can find instant talent all over the world, including freelancers ready to work at cost-efficient prices without reducing quality. When hiring remote professionals to work on-demand, in any category, participants will discover that their potential for growth is limitless. Steffen and Cory will show how you can compete with the big boys, and take their business to the next level.
Working as Client Marketing Manager for Elance – Europe, Steffens focus is to raise awareness about Elance and to help companies grow their business through Elance and the Human Cloud.
With a Master’s degree from Copenhagen Business School in Strategy, Organization and Leadership, and a Bachelor’s in Economics and Business Administration ‐ Along with experience from VintageandRare.com, Akasha Ventures, Vestas and Copenhagen Business School, Steffen brings a wealth of business development and administration expertise to the table.
Cory Langner is a seasoned pro with a passion for connecting people and nurturing customer relations. He’s helped small and medium businesses embrace new technologies to freshen-up their brand image, acquire new customers, foster relationships and develop solid frameworks to enhance business operations. Currently he is a Business Development Associate for Elance, the leader in connecting freelancers with businesses who need online workers. Since 1999 Elance has been helping businesses hire skilled freelancers for jobs in Finance, IT & Programming, Marketing, Writing & Translation and more. Whether it’s small project or long-term contract, Elance can connect you with instant, on-demand talent without draining your budget. Elance is pioneering a new way to build and grow your company.
To learn more about how using online freelancers can contribute to your business and the outlook for crowdsourcing you can join us at an event in the following cities:
1 October 2012, 6:30 – 9pm: New York, AlleyNYC
3 October 2012, 6 – 9pm: Dallas, Connective Hub
4 October 2012, 6 – 9pm (BST): London, O2 Workshop
5 October 2012, 6:30 – 10pm: Miami, venue TBC
About Techmeetups: TechMeetups has been setup to create a global network of Tech communities from San Francisco to Sydney. We believe that Tech communities are isolated and great things can be achieved if we connect within our cities and outside our borders. Our goal is to create a global Tech cluster of over 50 inter-connected Tech communities by 2013.
Membership to our communities is free and anyone thinking about doing their own Startup and wanting to bounce ideas off each other, meet potential partners or investors in their city or even connect with like minded individuals in other parts of the world are welcome to join our groups! TechMeetups is all about YOU so come along, join us and lets connect to form a truly global tech community!