Technology contractor marketplace suspends all service fees



Prolancer.com helping self-employed and companies at a time of crisis

London, UK; 2nd April 2020 – Prolancer.com, the next generation global remote-working platform, is helping contractors and companies by suspending all service fees during the coronavirus crisis.

From today, Prolancer is:

● Suspending all service fees for users and companies for at least 90 days; this applies to both current and new users of the platform
● Expanding its geographic coverage to support 220+ Countries
● Increasing its capacity to support a growth in user-base interactions

Prolancer enables companies to build and manage virtual teams of pre-vetted, highly skilled developers and business service contractors. Prolancer’s long-term vision is to provide a fair and
balanced work environment, supporting global collaborative remote working.

Prolancer’s Chairman, Sir Hossein Yassaie says:

“There has been a severe impact across the technology contractor community but skills in software development, especially in AI and ML, remain in demand and will have a significant role to play in the post-crisis future.

Every business and every country is impacted by this crisis and it is essential that those of us who can make a difference act quickly. Prolancer can afford to support contractors and businesses to get through this difficult time and to keep developing through the coming

Prolancer’s CEO, Saman Nejad says:
“We hope that these changes will encourage more businesses and workers to migrate to remote working platforms and help people to alleviate the effects of the current crisis.”

Inside Prolancer
The Prolancer platform uses smart algorithms to connect and match professional freelancers with businesses in a success-driven and fair culture. Its focus is on tech software development, data science and digital marketing.

Businesses can post a job for free and use Prolancer’s built-in project management tools to monitor and manage projects, securely, all in one place. Freelancers and remote contractors can apply for jobs or projects and use Prolancer’s Workstreams to monitor and manage their work. The platform provides secure escrow accounts for project payments.

In the UK, the Government has announced the postponement of the IR35 policy which will now take effect in April 2021. Prolancer is liaising with local authorities and government bodies in the UK to obtain exemptions from the new IR35 for contractors.

Learn more about Prolancer by clicking here or visiting prolancer.com.

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[Austin, TX]: Beauty Backer today announced COVaid, a new category on its crowdfunding platform. COVaid provides access to zero-fee fundraising for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups to keep their businesses afloat as the world fights the Coronavirus and offers a way for communities to support local small businesses.

Beauty Backer is a reward-based crowdfunding platform exclusively for cosmetics and personal care campaigns. To help other small businesses, who may not qualify for other forms of COVID-19 funding, Beauty Backer created a new category and made it accessible to all!

COVaid is a donation-based category on Beauty Backer, open to small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups of all industries – brick and mortar, direct-to-consumer and online. Jacqueline Gutierrez, CEO of Beauty Backer states: “We’ve carved out a very specific place for small business owners to raise funds without paying fees, we don’t want it to be difficult to get the support you need, we want to make it as easy as possible.”

Beauty Backer is not collecting any fees on contributions to businesses made through COVaid, however, Stripe processing fees will still apply. Gutierrez has reached out to Stripe, without response, to partner on this initiative in hopes that they will waive their processing fees.

COVaid allows these businesses to quickly set up a crowdfunding campaign and start collecting donations from family, friends, loyal customers and anyone else who wants to keep local businesses functioning, and serving the community, when social restrictions are lifted. Gutierrez says: “We want to be sure that our favorite hair salon, pizzeria or bakery is ready, willing and able to reopen when all of this is over. That they are able to raise the funds they need and keep 100% of the contributions.”

Campaign creators are verified by Trulioo, an external 3rd party verification company, before they are approved to launch a campaign to avoid potential fraud risks. Contributors should support local businesses or known brands and conduct their own due diligence to ensure safe transactions.

“This is an opportunity to help your neighbors. The longer they go without support, the more likely these businesses will close their doors and never reopen them, we’re trying to prevent that from happening.”  – Jacqueline Gutierrez, CEO – Beauty Backer.

Features and benefits of COVaid include.

  • Dedicated category for businesses experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19
  • Donation only category, no reward creation required.
  • Beauty Backer fees will not be applied to COVaid campaign

COVaid will be available starting March 26, 2020 – July 31st, 2020, for all legitimate businesses in the US and UK. For more information on COVaid, visit covaid.beautybacker.co

About Us: Beauty Backer is a reward-based crowdfunding platform exclusively for early-stage Cosmetic and Personal care brands and entrepreneurs. Our vision is to enable these startups with access to crowdfunding resources, designed for their industry, so they can scale their business while exposing beauty enthusiasts to up and coming, exciting products that align with their values.

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