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2020 / 07:30PM / TERAWORK/ Header Image Credit: TERAWORK
Over the years, Forbes has been supporting small businesses, startups, and freelancers in scaling up for the future. Among several programmes by Forbes is the Digital Startup Accelerator, a free digital training for businesses with access to one hundred thousand dollars in free credits and perks from AWS, Google Cloud, and IBM Cloud. This year, the first Nigeria edition of Digital Startup Accelerator was launched, and Forbes enlisted a number of startups to represent virtually all the major industries in the country.
In what has been described as a historic all-inclusive move to train and support Nigerian startups, Nigeria's fastest-growing online marketplace for freelance services, TERAWORK, with a track record of connecting individuals and businesses to highly rated and vetted professionals, was listed alongside other startups on this year's Forbes list of 1st Digital Startup Accelerator.
With an emphasis on evolving technological skills and talents for the remote workforce of the future, and given the qualification requirements for Forbes Digital Startup Accelerator, TERAWORK, prides itself on a bank of vetted professionals with convenient work management, easy-access messaging system and full control over payment. Built on the foundation to motivate entrepreneurs and freelancers by unlocking their full potential and fostering the growth of their skills, TERAWORK contributes quotably to alleviating unemployment in the country with a strength of over five thousand independent professionals delivering quality digital services across the board.
While the Forbes Digital Startup Accelerator focuses on startups that have been increasing labour productivity and shifting unemployment back to pre-financial crisis levels, TERAWORK, a leading online marketplace for freelance services and other enlisted startups are committed to ensuring that the Nigerian economy grows at a faster rate and foster more progress by increasing employment opportunities, particularly for young people. Interestingly, these opportunities are gender inclusive, thereby reducing the gender pay gap by promoting decent, safe, and secure working environments for all.
Besides, a closer look at value addition to the growth of entrepreneurship and impact on small business in the society away from the logistics, infrastructural, healthcare sector etc., posits TERAWORK as a startup bent on reducing the cost of hiring professionals with value-added delivery at a business-friendly rate, and taking away the stress of managing projects. All these are achieved by simply helping entrepreneurs get the needed talented individuals as a skilled workforce who are abreast of strategies, tact, and qualities essential for businesses to operate smoothly and dynamically.
While the importance of remote work cannot be overemphasized, organizations worldwide have embraced working remotely, especially in disruptive times such as the ongoing pandemic. And with the new model of work on the rise, TERAWORK leverages on its bank of professionals to bolster both individuals and organizations remote talented workforce. Thus, if scaled by Forbes at its first Digital Startup Accelerator, and with the evident increasing number of digitally skilled workers, TERAWORK will beyond the shores of Nigeria, cause a paradigm shift to the gig economy space across the African continent, thereby resulting to a significant economic boost.
Undoubtedly, with a mission to train, help, build and scale startups such as TERAWORK for the future free and without equity, the Forbes first digital startup accelerator will greatly foster the economic opportunities as the world prepares for the Covid-19 aftermath economic realities. For more information, kindly click here.