New York Freelancers today announced the launch of the new NYfreelancers.com website, dedicated to providing useful information and helping freelancers get access to the best online resources.
There are now over 146,477 freelancers in New York working in a variety of industries, particularly in technology and digital media. The portability of laptops and fast WiFi connection makes freelancing both in and out of conventional office space a particularly attractive option. Over the last couple of years a number of large companies continuing to cut their IT and design departments, and many laid off workers have moved towards making a living working for themselves. The NYfreelancers.com website is dedicated to these people, and offers unbiased information and free links to relevant resources.
The site features sections on topics such as the New York Freelancers Union, which provides advocacy, professional development and affordable health care options. Boasting over 246,000 members, the Union is headquartered in Manhattan. For freelancers working in the greater New York area, this makes the union an accessible base for networking with other self-employed professionals. While most of the Union’s activities are centered around New York, membership is open to any freelancer in all fifty states.
Another section of the site covers funding for NY Tech Startups, including options such as Angel Investment, Seed Funding, State Grants and Investment Groups. Starting a tech company in New York City can be a challenge that comes with a variety of issues. Commercial property and office space in New York is expensive and that can dig into a start-up’s funding quickly. There are many different types of funding organizations who recognize the need for tech companies to find reliable financing to get off the ground. The New York City government has even joined in and offered resources to tech companies that reduce start-up costs and allow these companies to get off to a good start.
There is information about the best working environment, hot-desking hubs and office space in Manhattan. For Freelances on a budget, the site demonstrates that Brooklyn is quickly becoming an affordable rival to Manhattan when it comes to co-working offices and hot desking sites. Featuring comparatively affordable work space and proximity to comparatively affordable living space, Brooklyn offers a great alternative to freelancers looking to work within the city while keeping overhead costs down.
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