A Letter from Clem
When I started in this industry as a freelancing Audio-Visual Technician, I was fresh out of college and had no idea what I was doing. I was an Independent Contractor/business owner who didn’t know up from down, and I didn’t know how to begin finding my way. I didn’t know who to talk to about budgeting, bookkeeping, accounting, health insurance, and certainly not financial planning. But, years and countless bumps in the road later, I made it.
Now, through my missteps, today’s Independent Contractors won’t have to go through the same trials and tribulations. Thanks to the book Career Projection 101
, Independent Contractors will have the guide to create a successful business and balanced life that didn’t exist for me. This grid and framework for freelancer lifestyle management led to the creation of CLEMCO.HR
and the Harrod’s IC Lounge & Networking Series. Through these entities, small business owners and entrepreneurs will gain the back-office support they need to ensure their long-term success.
When I retired as an Independent Contractor after 15 years of serving an organization, I realized I was ill-prepared for the road ahead. My eyes were opened to the nonexistent 401K or IRA retirement plans, and I was forced to reevaluate my future. With that understanding, I created what is needed for the success of others. Now, I ask that you support our cause as we try to educate freelancers for their present day and beyond.