Crowdsourcing Answers to Your Business Questions

July 10th was a lively and interactive discussion at our Freelance Austin educational session. Members were open and vulnerable with their problems. Peers stepped up to help each other, and we discovered new tips for managing our freelance businesses. The discussion included writers, content strategists, corporate communicators, TV newscasters, and more. We wrote our most pressing questions on sticky notes….

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Successful Networking is Intentional

Networking. Whether we love it or hate it, our career demands it. Those of us who hate it tend to see networking as “smarmy,” sales-y” or just plain anxiety-producing. It can feel less than authentic going into a room of people solely to promote yourself. But Patti DeNucci has a different take on networking. She shared her networking strategies at…

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May Meeting Recap: What Are Your WOW Factors? The First Step to Being Remarkable

Known internationally for her work in career and personal development, Angela Loeb provides services through her firm, InSync Resources, is an instructor for the Center for Professional Education at The University of Texas, and co-facilitates Business Builder Bootcamp™, a program for coaches, consultants, and freelancers who want to start a business or grow an existing business to the next level….

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November Meeting Recap: Health Insurance

This month, Freelance Austin was fortunate to have Stacey Aikman, Marketing Director from Vista 360 Health, impart her helpful knowledge about a topic most of us would prefer to avoid: healthcare.   What’s changing in healthcare for 2018? Shorter Enrollment Period (Previously 3 months, this year there was just 45 days.) Open enrollment is November 1 through December 15 Find…

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July Meeting Recap: Dive Deep Into Virtual Public Library

If the virtual Austin Public Library isn’t already your best friend, it soon will be. Blair Parsons and Maggie Bond, reference librarians with APL, dove deep into the library’s digital resources at July’s Freelance Austin meeting in our new digs, Vessel Coworking. (More on Vessel below.) Full-text Articles How many times have you searched online for a published article, only…

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GETTING PAID! : June Meeting Recap

Though we hopefully love what we do, we still want to get paid for our time, effort and talent. At Freelance Austin’s most recent lunchtime event, panelists Sherry Scott, owner of Resource Connections, LLC, and Fernando Labastida, chief content officer with Content Propulsion, shared some of their thoughts on making sure clients pay appropriately for services rendered. Incoming Freelance Austin…

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