Event Recap: Boost Your Financial Success with Profit First Accounting

If struggling to pay your quarterly taxes or playing catch up with bookkeeping are regular occurrences, you are not alone. For many freelancers, particularly those who identify as creative people, finance is simply not in their wheelhouse. Catherine Jewell, owner of Career Passion® Coach, fell into this category for 23 years until discovering Profit First, the title of a bestselling book…

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Event Recap: Pivot Your Business Roundtable with Karen Baker

What if you could make more money doing the same work you do now, but with a couple of simple tweaks? That’s exactly what Karen Baker, a business coach with 25 years of experience under her belt, recommended during our June virtual meeting when she led a roundtable discussion on how to pivot your business in these difficult times. A…

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Event Recap: Marketing on a Shoestring

Did you miss our March meeting? Don’t worry, we have your back! Cindy Brummer, user experience designer and creative director for Standard Beagle, shared her recommendations for making the most of your marketing budget. And let me tell you, she didn’t pull any punches! Let’s face it, most freelancers are better at working in the business than on the business….

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Event Recap: Behind the Scenes at KUT with Host Jennifer Stayton

On February 12, 2020, Freelance Austin took its meeting on the road to tour the KUT studio with Morning Edition host and Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) member, Jennifer Stayton. KUT is located on the University of Texas campus in the Belo Center for New Media.  To begin our tour, Jennifer explained that KUT makes up the news programming part…

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Event Recap: Breaking Up with Freelance Clients (And Why It’s Actually Good for Your Business)

As 2019 wound down, copywriter Kristen Hicks spoke to Freelance Austin members about how to start the new year on a strong note: Break up with clients who are toxic or just aren’t a good fit.    Keep The Right People On Your Client List Kristen gave us practical advice on why it’s important to keep our client list full…

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Thinking Inside the Box

One of the most common business analogies is to think outside the box. I was lucky early in my business life to have a great coach, Mark LeBlanc, who said, “Out-of-the-box thinking is great. But most entrepreneurs fail because they don’t build a box. They don’t define who they are and what they do.” From my perspective, building a box…

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