How many agencies, brokerages, MGA’s, TPA’s, and carriers are spending vast sums of money improving their technology? A lot. How many of these companies are spending vast sums of money sourcing, selecting, hiring, and developing top talent?
I’ve hired 450 Upworkers over the last eight years and paid $4.2M in wages. I think that makes me an Upwork superuser. But interviewing, whether on or off Upwork, pains me.
Back in 2006, I launched my first startup with $230K in funding. We ran face first into the financial crisis and I missed payroll in 2008. Twice. Nine years and a startup later, my scarcity mindset stuck with me.