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Cleveland Freelancers Union SPARK: Expert Panel Discussion: Growing your freelance business

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 1:00 AM


We are Cleveland's Freelancers Union SPARK! Join us and Freelancers Union for FREE to keep the SPARK in your entrepreneurial journey on the first Wednesday of every month with networking and training opportunities (and our Facebook group for further discussion and in-between events). For Freelancers By Freelancers: Entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, writers, designers...whatever your skills are...connect and network with other independents like yourself.   September SPARK: Expert Panel Discussion: Growing your freelance business Every single freelancer faces challenges with growing their business from a mere idea to a thriving success story. This month, your SPARK leaders will moderate a discussion with successful freelancers in your community, covering topics like: Why choose freelancing as a career path, and what growth has meant for their business Resources they've found indispensable Their keys to success - what's worked for them, and what didn't! Come prepared with questions for your journey, and be ready to walk away with an arsenal of tips you can implement tomorrow!     Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive.   Guest Speaker: TBD     Your SPARK Leaders   Jeanine Maddox Jeanine is a resourceful and creative professional with extensive administrative, finance, human resources, and operations experience in diverse industries including consulting, staffing, technology, project management, allied health services, government and non-profit organizations. She runs E Operations Solutions.   Brandan Baki Brandan created Parallel Vision Post, an independent post-production studio in Avon where he is a video editor and motion designer. He has over ten years of experience making commercials, short films, music videos and web content. After being in Chicago for a many years, he's back in Cleveland and looking to grow the freelance community in any way he can. You can see his work here.   SPARK is built on the premise that we’re stronger together than we are on our own. Looking for ways to strengthen the Cleveland community? Connect with independent workers and lead on issues important to all of us. Are you new to freelancing? Or thinking about freelancing? This is a perfect chance to meet other freelancers and learn best practices. Been in the business for a while? SPARK is a way to meet new people, get fresh ideas, and give back to the freelance community by sharing your experiences. Check out our Facebook group or the national conversation at #FreelanceSPARK or send a friend to one of our events across the country!   Quick tips: Yes, this event is for freelancers of all industries. We're all connected by our efforts to succeed in the gig economy. No, this event will not be taped- it's a meetup! Sometimes we do bring in an expert speaker- we'll announce that above.     SPARK Cleveland is brought to you by:              About Freelancers Union  Freelancers Union is a membership organization that provides benefits, resources, and advocacy for 425,000 independent workers nationwide. To learn more or join, visit freelancersunion.org. Membership is free.   About our meeting places  The greater Cleveland area has been so genreous in donating spaces to use for our meetings. The spaces are all unique and beutiful and our members frequently patronize them in many ways. We are currently looking for a more permanent home after a year of traveling to different locations. If you know of a place that would like to host us (temporarily or permanently), please reach out and let us know. We've typically met at shared workspaces since it's a place that our members requent and can give back.   Thank you to Beauty Shoppe for hosting us! Beauty Shoppe is a 24/7 network of neighborhood coworking and office spaces, designed for individuals, small businesses, and enterprise-level corporations.

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