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Career Hack 2020: How to lessen the effect of income loss and unemployment throughout the period of CO-VID19 via support gig platform

Helping people to match their skills and resources via peer to peer support platform and solution support

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Some of the big brands in the mentioned industry have been shut down as per example of Blue Inc, The Sun Article which is closed and more than 200 employees lose its job.

Another effect is the er unemployment rate, Latest Unemployment News USA have filled unemployment which increases federal government expenses to ensure the people can survive throughout the downturn.

Hence, a more comprehensive upskilling platform could be helpful with collaboration with corporate (willing sponsors) which can match with vetted experts through platform such as OpenIdeo and Linkedin as potential partner to ensure the unemployed person can be channeled to either building meaningful side gig income (short term), migrates to upskill themselves via courses and building ventures or contribute to micro-business to ensure business sustainability.

Look forward to our platform to help some of these people and building up the avenue to support them 

What is the need are you focusing on?

Am working on building key informations in place in the following order as below.

-Creative Brief Support and open platform for job placement (some have in digital nomad Facebook Groups but what was lacking is the roadmap to help people to either upskill or visualize this) 

-Peer to peer network (how to upskill best practises on reducing income loss), think of Zoom meets Facebook network 

-Putting up the online courses titled Career hack 2020, Work Better At Home) https://ekc.teachable.com/p/careerhack2020wbah

-Identifying collaboration with a certain cluster of the profession (ie, expert network, manufacturing and agent support) etc for short term income potential and cash support. This can be a network effect to create a new profession. I am working with Alphazetta.ai (data analytics marketplace), Tridge.com (marketplace for goods) and Airbnb Online Experience (as the creative expert marketplace) 

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

The pivot would be how to enhance the communication system and matching effectiveness. Also, determine if there's such a virtual event that can support a huge amount of audience in terms of connecting idea, peer to peer exchanges. -Enhancing a funder based trusted in a closed network ecosystem (investment-related community) to support micro-businesses (with peer customer or community advocate). This is something not seen in the South East Asia region but in countries such as the US, this has been practiced via a platform such as Funder Network and Adobe Behance, etc.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Maybe-with additional support

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

The positive would be the gearing towards a perception that work is global and you can deliver it from wherever you are. Also redefining the meaning of your job through the engagement of this platform and advice, you can be more resilient in dealing with the uncertain period Community to benefit in terms of redefining new economies (I termed it online virtual economy from my Teachable classes) and this could lead into locally build businesses to ensure short term cash sustainability and higher chances of survival. timeline of impact is 1 year within the period of execution of challenges

What is the name of your business or organization?

Enrich Social Media

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Marketing Services and audience, www.eltonkuahconsulting.com. We serve mainly SME based customers who may be looking for marketing or business outreach help to promote brand awareness and higher profit.

What is your profession?

CEO

Where are you located (country)?

Malaysia

Where are you located (region)?

  • South-eastern Asia

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Business/Consulting
  • Technology

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 5-10 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Normally to identify specific willing stakeholders, ie corporate that could be looking to build the brand to the platform that I am building. Also reaching out to grassroots stakeholder who wants to contribute to peer to peer support network.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Finding a passionate partner or key team members is ongoing (this is the first challenge to overcome) The other challenges would relate to geographic challenges (timezone), funding to market to reach out to grassroots to build the beta impact, and also community manager to help manage the programs.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

That managing the expectation of various stakeholders on a dashboard would be helpful. Identifying important key metrics and common shared vision between different stakeholders would be a key theme to ensure project success Identifying beta supporters to implement key milestones would be good to ensure support. I am trying to verify it via Open Ideo Challenge.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

Ideo Open Challenge is the one i am working on now

Website URL

eltonkuahconsulting.com

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