This Week in Freelancing: April 16

Welcome to the first edition of Velvet Platform’s This Week in Freelancing!   Here we’ll be sharing the latest news and views for you as a freelancer and we’ll connect you with pretty awesome people. This week we look at legislation for limited companies, zoom in on hiring trends, discuss wellbeing as a freelancer and… Continue reading This Week in Freelancing: April 16

Drawbacks to Freelancing and How To Face Them

Working as a freelancer definitely has its perks. You are your own boss. You don’t have to suffer long drives or hours to commute.    You can work anywhere you like as long as you have a stable internet connection. A freelancer’s life from the outside seems like a breeze.     However, the good… Continue reading Drawbacks to Freelancing and How To Face Them

Chronicling Velvet Platform’s Successful Journey

Velvet Platform was initially developed to solve a specific problem. Realizing that  that there was a need for a secure, online platform that would facilitate large financial deals in houses, yachts, artwork,  etc., across international borders, Velvet launched a fully automated, multi-currency escrow account platform, with remote authentication, made possible through the security of blockchain… Continue reading Chronicling Velvet Platform’s Successful Journey

Reducing Freelancer Payment Pains

The freelance economy is witnessing rapid growth worldwide during the current pandemic, and it is not expected to slow down but to increase dramatically across global markets, as companies reduce on-site staff and more people sell their skills on the open market.   In just two major economies, the US has 57 million freelancers, who… Continue reading Reducing Freelancer Payment Pains

Velvet Platform offers Benefits for Freelancers, Event Organisers

Have you been working yourself ragged on a project or event only to be told that you need to wait for the payment to clear and, when it does, the banking fees have eaten a much larger piece of the pie than expected? Many of us can identify with this scenario. The lives of freelance… Continue reading Velvet Platform offers Benefits for Freelancers, Event Organisers

Alexander Zelinsky: 2020; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly for Entrepreneurs

Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients. Sir Richard Branson For Alexander Zelinsky, CEO of Velvet Platform and Chairman / Member of Board and  Co-founder of PayPugs, two up-and-coming Fintech platforms, this is a statement he can relate to very… Continue reading Alexander Zelinsky: 2020; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly for Entrepreneurs

Solving the Risks of Global Business

It’s imperative to be compliant with a whole series of local, national, and international laws and regulations so that you don’t put your business at risk. But maintaining compliance within the current data protection laws requires significant investment in internal resources.   If you are working globally–and who isn’t these days? — you’ll have found… Continue reading Solving the Risks of Global Business

Project Teams Benefit From New Financial Platforms

It is true that the coronavirus pandemic has sped up the fourth industrial revolution and the way we do everything, with apps taking us to online meetings, classes and banking, to name a few. During this process, traditional banking transactions have changed thanks to information technology and the creation of ‘central bank digital currency’ where… Continue reading Project Teams Benefit From New Financial Platforms

How going Bankless with Velvet Platform is the Best Escrow and Payment Solution for You

Have you been working yourself ragged on a project or event only to be told that you need to wait for the payment to clear and when it does the banking fees have eaten a much larger piece of the pie than expected?    Or are you the account manager for a coworking team or… Continue reading How going Bankless with Velvet Platform is the Best Escrow and Payment Solution for You