In 2015, nearly a third of workers globally consider themselves freelancers. The rising numbers now comprise 34% of the workforce in the Asia-Pacific, 31% in the US, and 27% in Europe. These freelancers are independent by choice and chose to be part of gig economy driven by the freedom and flexibility the work-style affords. They are highly-educated and skilled —70% of freelancers in the APAC region possess a professional or technical skill-set. 35% Of the total workforce comprising non-employee workers, include temps, freelancers and contractors. As a result, 95 percent of businesses now view this new workforce as a key element to developing and running a successful business, which means big changes for hiring trends in the coming years.
The challenge as an entrepreneur is to continually work to improve yourself while successfully handling all that is required for your business to operate successfully. At times that may feel like attempting to change a flat tire on a car that is traveling 80 kilometers per hour. It is well documented that the best entrepreneurs are always focused on improving themselves in all areas of their lives.
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