Build your business with a new approach to networking: Meeting Recap

As the new year begins, you may have set goals to attend more professional events and improve your business networking. How do you make the most of these encounters and make meaningful connections, not just accumulate handfuls of business cards?  At the February 2011 Freelance Austin program, we learned how to become more confident and effective in your networking from award-winning connector and communicator, Patti DeNucci….

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Personal Branding Anchors – Your New Competitive Advantage: Meeting Recap

As entrepreneurs, we spend time, energy, and resources finding new ways to be more successful.  We do whatever it takes to make our own personal stock rise in value. Or do we? Here’s the disconnect. The factors that pay the most dividends are the same ones that are most often overlooked or disregarded. They are the intangible factors that allow us to showcase our business skills, present ourselves…

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Create the Unforgettable Elevator Pitch – An Interactive Workshop: Meeting Recap

If fate placed you in an elevator with your dream client and you only had the time it takes to get from the top of the building to the bottom, would you be able to describe your business in a compelling way? The elevator pitch assumes you only have 60-90 seconds to either spark interest in what you do, or leave new prospects and connections…

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City of Austin Contracts: What You Need To Know as a Woman or Minority-Owned Business: Meeting Recap

Navigating the City of Austin’s certification programs for minority and women-owned businesses can be intimidating, but it can also lead to valuable contracting opportunities for city projects. Elton Price from the City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Dept. guided us through the MBE, WBE and other certifications at the October 2011 Freelance Austin meeting. He shared with us: how to…

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What you need to know to connect to the Latino market: Meeting Recap

Are you and your clients paying attention to the fastest-growing market in the U.S.? With the latest Census data in, Latinos represented more than half of U.S. population growth in the last decade. The Pew Hispanic Center projects that by 2050, the Hispanic population will grow from today’s 50 million to about 130 million. And with this growth comes significant buying power…

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Connecting to the Latino Market: Meeting Recap

Are you and your clients paying attention to the fastest-growing market in the U.S.? With the latest Census data in, Latinos represented more than half of U.S. population growth in the last decade. The Pew Hispanic Center projects that by 2050, the Hispanic population will grow from today’s 50 million to about 130 million. And with this growth comes significant buying power…

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