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Who is OwnForce for?
Everyone. Yes, that’s right. Whether it’s running your business or running your household, OwnForce offers the talent, resources and services to get work done.
The OwnForce Marketplace is an online platform for businesses and individuals. Users can search and hire a business in the Marketplace,
just as simply as a business can win work in the Marketplace. With OwnForce Business Services ranging from payroll to health insurance, we can help your business grow.
OwnForce can help make your life easier if you are a stay at home mom, college student, owner of a startup company or CEO of an established business.
What can OwnForce do for my business?
With OwnForce, businesses can automate complicated business processes and tedious administrative duties,
as well as ensure employees have access to the best health insurance plans available. OwnForce helps businesses grow and
become more competitive by eliminating internal obstacles and freeing up time for company leadership and talent to focus on the work they do best:
revenue generating activities. Services offered include human resource services, employee benefits and insurance, and payroll.
What is the OwnForce Marketplace?
The OwnForce Marketplace is an online platform where task owners post tasks and projects they need done and talented people bid on the work they want to do.
This user-friendly platform makes it easy to find qualified talent and avoid unnecessary frustrations.
When the work is complete, the task owner pays the task professional quickly and securely directly through OwnForce’s Marketplace website.
Whether you are looking for a landscape professional, graphic designer, copywriter, or someone who can help run personal errands,
the OwnForce Marketplace can connect you with task professionals to complete the task.
Who are task owners?
Task owners are individuals or business professionals who have posted a task in the marketplace that they need completed.
The task owner might be a mom who needs help with errands or a business owner who needs to hire a public relations professional for an upcoming event.
Who are task professionals?
Task professionals are individuals or business professionals, often times self-employed, who bid on tasks posted in the
OwnForce Marketplace to win the work and get it done. A task professional might be a professional photographer,
the owner of a startup website design company, a masseuse, or student looking for weekend work.
How do I post a task?
Create a free account with OwnForce.com. Be sure to complete your profile with your photo and basic professional
and personal information, so task professionals feel comfortable working with you. Then all you do is post the task with a description,
budget and deadline — and watch as task professionals bid on your work to get it done. If there is a task professional
you want to invite to bid on the work, you can easy invite them from the task posting.
How do I win work?
Create a free account with OwnForce.com. Be sure to complete your profile with your work experience and photo so
Task Owners will feel more comfortable working with you. Then search for tasks that best suit your skill set and bid
on the work you want to do with the OwnForce platform that clarifies scope of work, schedule and budget — simplifying the way you generate business.
How is payment handled in The OwnForce Marketplace?
Payment is handled completely and securely online through the comprehensive online payment system.
With OwnForce, all task owners have to do is pay the task professional for the task they complete — simplifying the contract process for corporations,
associations and institutions. Let OwnForce handle some of the tedious paperwork.
OwnForce also offers a new VISA Prepaid Debit Cards linked to a low cost account. This is being made possible through our processing partner, PayQuicker.
Task owners can pay task professionals for the work they do, quicker and easier than ever.
There is a one time $3.50 issuing charge for the card that Ownforce.com will debit from your first payment.
You can use your OwnForce VISA Prepaid Card to make no fee purchases wherever they accept VISA, the instant you are paid on OwnForce. We do not require, nor store, your sensitive banking information.
What makes OwnForce different from competitors?
OwnForce provides a marketplace for bidding and purchasing of services, as well as simplified back-end business processes,
serving as an automated one-stop shop for people, freelancers, startups and established businesses.
OwnForce will continually build and diversify its suite of tools essential to building, bridging and boosting your business such as,
business pitches, entrepreneurial training, HR advice, financial tools and crowd-sourced feedback on branding assets, and more.
Is the OwnForce Marketplace a secure and protected system?
Yes. OwnForce makes it a priority to take our users’ security and privacy concerns seriously.
We strive to ensure that user data is kept securely, and that we collect only as much personal data as is required to
provide our services to users in an efficient and effective manner.
OwnForce uses some of the most advanced technology for Internet security that is commercially available today.
This Security Statement is aimed at being transparent about our security infrastructure and practices, to help reassure you that your data is appropriately protected.
How do I know I will receive quality work from the task professional?
Task owners and task professionals can rank and review each other to help ensure honesty and work quality and share those reviews through their social networks.
How do I communicate with the task professional I’d like to hire?
Communicating with other OwnForce users is simple. You can send them a direct message within OwnForce, then they
will be notified by an email that they have received a message from someone in OwnForce.
How long will it take for my task professional to complete the work I’ve hired them for?
When a task professional is selected by a task owner for a job, they are agreeing to the Task Owner’s scope of work, including their timeline. Task professionals should complete the task they are asked to do within the timeframe specified by the task owner.
What does it means to create an organization or business?
In your profile you can define an organization or business, for which you become a Super Administrator.
If you choose, you can be visible in the public marketplace to customers and independent contractors you may wish to hire.
You have the option to approve other users as Admins, Staff or Members of your organization who will then be able to
do work for others or hire other contractors under the name of your organization.
What does it means to join someones organization or business?
It means the Administrators of the business or organization you joined have approved you as an Admin, Staff or Member.
When operating in the marketplace you may use your personal profile or one of multiple business or organizational
profiles you have created or been accepted to.
When operating under one of these profiles you may be hired or hire others under the name of that organization.
What does it mean to have someone join an organization or business I created?
It means you chose to accept them as an Admin, Staff or Member and allow them to hire or be hired as a representative
of your organization. If an Admin has defined a 'markup percentage' contribution for your organization,
any of your approved Admins, Staff or Members hiring others under their profile for your organization,
will pay that additional percentage to support your organization or business.
What is the advantage of assigning a markup to my organization or business?
The advantage is that your Admins, Staff or Members operating under their approved profile for your organization can
support your organization or business every time they pay someone in the contracting marketplace.
Examples may be when fraternities or a Girl Scout troop's family and friends want to help with support or fund raising,
OR when a business allows staff to contribute to company fund raising goals like United Way, Wounded Warriors or others.
Another example may be a Chamber if Commerce, Rotary or school whose members choose to contribute a portion of each
task payment (which may be to other members) to their Organization.
Do I have to be an employee of a business to join it?