Supporting Freelancers – Tech-based Entrepreneurship and Telework #MNBroadband Conference

The future of work is changing. For better or worse, more and more people are participating in the “gig economy” meaning more flexibility but less stability. With broadband, working from home or operating a home-based business is becoming the norm. What can communities do to help local people successfully adapt to this trend and bring more income and wealth to the area?

Notes: Supporting Freelancers-Tech-based Entrepreneurship and Telework.

Angie Dickison

–          Ways we can use the investment and use the infrastructure to promote growth in the community.

–          Telecommuter forward was started in Wisconsin, will be launched in MN soon. Its not a commitment for the community to invest in infrastructure but it is a commitment for support and a single point of support for technology in the community.

–          Helps make it possible to work from home.

Ryan Pesch

Showing the percentage of people who are moving to rural areas and working from home.

How do we support Positive Entrepreneurial Climate?

High-speed internet, Local patronage, business networks and fair treatments. Support one another and how do we learn technology from this. It’s about building knowledge and community to help teach others how to use technology.

Surveys showing how many people work in rural areas and how technology and network would be beneficial to their work.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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