Author: Vikram Ashok

7 Ways to Maximize Your Success With Freelancers 0

7 Ways to Maximize Your Success With Freelancers

At Graphite, we’re heavily invested in maximizing our clients’ success with the freelancers in our SH community. Here are some best practices we’ve observed that will help you get the most from your freelancer hiring...

The Generalist vs the Domain Expert – Which Will Earn You More? 0

The Generalist vs the Domain Expert – Which Will Earn You More?

Hiring an independent contractor vs salaried employee depends on your investment firm’s long and short term goals. Here are some differences to consider. Generalists are your company’s ambassadors and relationship builders. Hiring an independent contractor...

New Freelancer Payment Protection Features At Graphite 0

New Freelancer Payment Protection Features At Graphite

With the rapid expansion of freelancing as a portion of the adult workforce, we’re starting to see new discussions around the social safety net for workers. Despite the many advantages of controlling your own destiny...

How the Sharing Economy is Disrupting the B2B World 0

How the Sharing Economy is Disrupting the B2B World

There are a lot of names for it: the Freelance Economy, the Sharing Economy, Collaborative Economy, Collaborative Consumption. Whatever your preferred label, there’s a revolution going on out there — and it’s about to...

Knowledge Retention Strategies For After a Financial Consultant Leaves 0

Knowledge Retention Strategies For After a Financial Consultant Leaves

They’ve been a huge asset on your project – but how will things go once they’re gone?  While they’re working with your team, a financial consultant is available to share all of their knowledge, insight...

Increased Regulation Puts Additional Pressure on Private Equity Management Fees 0

Increased Regulation Puts Additional Pressure on Private Equity Management Fees

We’ve already written about investor pressure to reduce private equity management fees, but they’re now under attack on several fronts. The Dodd-Frank Act, which requires private equity firms with more than $150 million under...

Domain Experts Can Help Absorb Reduced PE Management Fees 0

Domain Experts Can Help Absorb Reduced PE Management Fees

The changing structure of PE management fees in investor transactions is forcing GPs to be more accountable, more nimble and more flexible in their use of experts. With the traditional 2/20 fee structure under increasing...

Tapping the Freelance Economy Helps Smaller PE and VC Firms to Thrive 0

Tapping the Freelance Economy Helps Smaller PE and VC Firms to Thrive

The enduring power of the Freelance Economy has been revealed. While independent contracting grew during the recession as businesses were reluctant to commit to new salaried hires, it hasn’t slowed now that the recession...

Access to Top Tier Talent Gives Today’s Startups a Boost 0

Access to Top Tier Talent Gives Today’s Startups a Boost

Entrepreneurs have it good these days, and their numbers show it. According to the Kauffman Index, in 2013 there were 476,000 new business owners being added each month. While that represents a slight decline...