Employee vs. Subcontractor:
What to Consider, as One or Hiring One
Denise Allan, Simplify Experts
Linda Deppa, Uncluttered Professional Organizing & Photo Organizing
Join Denise and Linda as they discuss the merits, pros and cons, of maintaining a business by hiring employees or subcontractors - or even a combination! Panel will be moderated by Diem Duong, Tidy Sense
Denise Allan is a Certified Professional Organizer who started her business, Simplify Experts, in 2007 to help clients bring balance and control in their homes, family and lives. Denise and her Simplify Experts associates create customized organizational systems that are easy to use and maintain. She is very active with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and has earned their Certified Professional Organizer-Chronic Disorganization accreditation as well as their Attention Deficit Disorder Specialist and Master Trainer designation. Denise is the past board president of ADD Resources. She has appeared on the first three seasons of the A&E Hoarders television series. She is a member of the Washington Women’s Foundation, enjoys volunteering, and adventures in nature with her family.
Linda Deppa is a Certified Professional Organizer® and founding member of Uncluttered, a professional organizing company based in the greater Seattle, Washington area. Linda and her team of professionals use a personal, hands-on approach to help individuals and small businesses bring order and calm to their home and work environments.
Linda has been passionate about organizing since childhood and has used her organizing skills throughout her life. For more than two decades, she has organized and managed a variety of projects both small and large for her clients. Prior to that, Linda honed her organizing skills in other capacities, including roles as an office manager, consultant and project coordinator for a non-profit Christian school. She brings compassion and warmth to each client, teaching them how to lead organized, productive lives.
Linda is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and has held positions on the Seattle-based NAPO chapter board as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Director. Linda is also a member of the National Association of Professional Photo Organizers (APPO) and is a Certified Photo Organizer.
Diem's journey to becoming a professional organizer is a rather long one. She was not born with a "Tidy Sense." It is something she has developed over the years.
Diem was born in Vietnam and grew up poor during the post-war era. Her family had very few belongings, so her house was more bare than neat. When they came to America and started to accumulate more possessions, she did not know how to manage them all. Throughout the years, she had picked up organizing tidbits here and there, but they were not enough to deal with her increased possessions. She often felt frustrated that her house was cramped and cluttered. The need for space and organization got even more pronounced when she became a mother. In search of calm and order, she spent a tremendous amount of time researching and learning many different organizing techniques. She found what worked and what did not work with the space that she has. She also developed some organizing methods that fit best for her husband and each of her four boys. Through this process, she realized that she really enjoys organizing. Thus, she decided to take my organizing skills to the next level and became a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO®). She is a NAPO Specialist in Residential Organizing, Workplace Productivity, and Life Transitions.
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6:30-6:40pm Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
6:50-7:15pm Roundtable/ discussion of a pre-planned topic
7:15-8:15pm Guest Speaker
8:15-8:30pm Announcements/ Wrap-up
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625 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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First Tuesday of each month
6:30pm - 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
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