The potential to make profits is very common with online technology firms. These companies are always receiving large sums of investment capital and are therefore able to easily go public with IPO’s. In recent years, companies such as Eventbrite have been trading on the New York Stock Exchange along with other companies such as Spotify and Dropbox. Another company to go public with an IPO is Upwork. This company was recently able to get investors to provide capital for issuing an IPO and getting listed on the top stock exchanges as well.
Upwork Incorporated was established in 2014 when it was formed by a merger between two companies. The two freelance work sites known as Elance and oDesk came together to form one entity. These two companies were founded in the early 2000’s. Since the merger in 2014, the CEO of Upwork, Stephanie Kasriel raised more than $100 million in funding from investors. Today the company has a number of major stakeholders such as Benchmark, Sigma Partners, Globespan Capital Partners and T. Rowe Price. Other companies such as Dragoneer Investment Group announced that it will purchase $32 million worth of assets and up to 20% of the IPO amount.
The company Upwork has made over $225 million in revenue and a gross services amount of $1.5 billion over the last four years. More than 300,000 freelancers provide professional services for clients from the site. There are over 95,000 clients in 180 countries worldwide who seek the help from freelancers in over 70 job categories from Upwork. Therefore, it has established itself as the largest freelance work site in the entire world.
Upwork is a company that provides an internet platform for both freelancers and companies looking to hire them. The site allows freelance workers to provide services to companies from a remote location. Uber is currently the largest platform of freelancers providing short term projects for companies in a variety of industries. There are a number of services that freelancers can provide from Upwork such as web design, web development, writing, editing and finance. In terms of reputation, Upwork is arguably the top site due to its ability to connect workers and employers, offering a reliable system of feedback and trustworthy and timely payments.
With years of experience under his belt as a road manager, Clayton Hutson decided to start his own stage production management company.
Hutson knows his way around a venue. He is often the first person there in the morning from his crew, waking up by 6:30 each day to get where he needs to be each day. He checks the building out, sees the loading area and the stage and looks at everything from where the audience will see it from. Then he comes up with his game plan.
He organizes each venue and performer to their unique qualities. He assigns his crew- which he knows very well- to the tasks he feels they will be best at. He measures the doors before his crew brings anything in, making sure they know what comes in the door first and what can wait. It all comes together like a puzzle but the only picture is in Hutson’s head.
With a Theater Design Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University as well as Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen Ross School of Business Hutson is the perfect guy to take over stage setup and tear-down as well as run a successful enterprise. His company has worked with some major names such as P!nk, Guns N’ Roses, Garbage, Kid Rock and most recently on Halsey’s 2018 world tour.
Clayton Hutson attributes his success to loving what he does as well as well as his approaches to business and people in general. His passion for stage shows has always been evident as he studied it in college and worked in the field before starting his own company.
His approach to people is a little more open-minded than many business-people. He sees everyone as having a use, you just have to find it. If they can bring the passion then he can find them something to do. He is willing to work with “difficult” people more readily than most because he recognizes the value of people.
Hutson also knows how to organize. He has to since he has to take a pile of wires, lights and other gear and turn them into a coherent, unique show every night. He thinks three steps ahead and trusts his own inner vision to bring together the technical needs of the show and the creative expression of the artist with enjoyment for the crowd.
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J.R. Ridinger is a visionary. Back in 1984 when computers were still a relatively new thing, he predicted that someday most people would own a computer and that most of them would do all of their shopping at home via these computers. He also envisioned a time when consumers directed the path of the marketplace. founded Market America in 1992 and remains its Chairman and CEO. MA offers in-demand, market-driven products via its online partner stores.
Its sales model allows its customers to get paid to shop. The Market America management strongly feel that they will be revolutionizing shopping in the future. There hope is that the Market America sales model will give the power to the consumer and better enable them to build up the economy of tomorrow. Its primary online shopping site, Shop.Com, is among the largest online retailers in the world. They are absolutely committed to providing their customers with anything they need.
Market American is today headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. It has locations all over the world with a total of more than 800 employees. To date, these locations have accumulated sales of several billion dollars. Ridinger and his wife live in Miami Beach, Florida, with their summers spent in New York City. The couple have two daughters and two grandchildren.