07 May 5/7/22 – VA Ready + entrepreneurship (Fiverr)
Interview 1: Taylor Beck, Manager, Partnerships, VA Ready
Virginia Ready was created in 2020 as a way to help upskill the workforce by partnering with local businesses and colleges to offer certification programs to Virginia residents. Taylor discusses how it got started, how it’s grown over the last 2 years, and how people can get involved!
Interview 2: Trae Bodge, Entrepreneur & Business Consultant
Between the pandemic and The Great Resignation, people have been making moves and changing how they do business. In fact, there was a huge increase in entrepreneurship in 2021, with 5.4 million new businesses registered in the U.S. alone. These new entrepreneurs are bringing in reinforcements to help them get started or expand their businesses. Dynamic talent cloud solution Fiverr has analyzed the fastest-growing search terms based on millions of searches across its platform and will release its Spring 2022 Small Business Needs Index on April 6. Two clear trends have emerged: Web3 is on the rise, even for small businesses, and services to expand business reach are booming. Searches about crypto and NFT art have also seen a dramatic rise. Entrepreneur and business consultant Trae Bodge will be available to discuss what’s trending with small businesses currently, which search terms on Fiverr have seen the largest increase in the past six months, plus what opportunities may be available for entrepreneurs and freelancers alike based on what businesses currently need.