The Philosopher Eric Hoffer once wrote that during times of change, it is the learners who inherit the world while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped for a world that no longer exists. Well in today's quickly changing environment, the learners are often independent consultants, finding clients one-by-one and growing their business by adapting to a changed world.
Lila Nordstrom writes for the HuffPo that the freelance career-style is rife with struggle, from finding affordable health insurance to keep a consistent stream of money coming in:
"My generation will work differently than those before it, but we still will need the same basic things: roofs over our heads, doctors we can afford, a retirement plan that will buy us more than cat food, and the chance to be upwardly mobile."
This is why we created Mavenlink - to make it easier for independent professionals to manage their clients and projects more efficiently so that they can be more successful each day.