Business of Design 101: The nuts and bolts of running a successful web business.

Come out April 16th to learn everything you need to know about running a web design business! Whether you are a freelancer or small agency, you will learn something here. We’ll have a panel of speakers sharing their best tips on how to effectively and efficiently run your business. Our panel specializes in Accounting, Legal, Operations and Strategy, and Marketing and Sales. They are the experts in these fields and know exactly what beginning agency and freelancers will encounter. We hope to see you on April 16th at Hypepotamus!


Our expert panel of speakers: 


JEFF LOVEJOY

Jeff joined ActionCOACH Atlanta out of a desire to help owners grow their businesses in pursuit of their dreams and to provide a positive contribution to their community. His goal is to take the seemingly complicated responsibility of running a successful business and making it simple and fun. He helps owners de-mystify sales, marketing, planning, profit growth, leadership, business systems, time management, team building and financial management responsibilities. In working with Jeff, business owners are able to increase the success of their business which increases profits while gaining more “free time”.

Prior to joining ActionCOACH Jeff had built a successful 26 year career in sales, sales management, sales support leadership, marketing and project management. As a Senior Vice President at Bank of America and Wachovia, he led initiatives that achieved dramatic results.

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blog: jefflovejoy.wordpress.com

www.actioncoachatlanta.com



GENE HAMMETT

Gene Hammett is fiercely committed to working with high-achieving leaders in digital agencies who want to lead with confidence and achieve true financial freedom (in months, not years). As the Managing Director of Core Elevation, Inc., Gene helps leaders transform from stagnate, stressed and struggling to thriving, growing, and loving their work.

Gene is more than just a business coach; he is a business strategist. To create new results, you must find new strategies to take you where you want to go. Gene has the ability to improve your communication skills, increase your influence and build your courage to take the actions necessary to grow your company. Gene has been coaching since 2010, but also spent a decade starting and running multi-million dollar businesses and another decade being a fancy-pants consultant (he is still recovering from those days).

Podcast: http://leadersinthetrenches.com

Coaching: http://coreelevation.com

Twitter: @genehammett



MARC HERSHOVITZ 

Marc Hershovitz helps small and mid-sized businesses identify and address the legal issues that are involved in the decisions that they make every day. 

Because of Marc’s experience advising a variety of individuals and businesses on a diverse range of matters, he brings a unique perspective to the challenges his clients face. Marc’s experience allows him to do more than just tell someone whether something is “legal,” he is able to advise his clients regarding strategy and tactics as they relate to their business objectives. 

Marc is a cum laude graduate of The University of Georgia School of Law. He also received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, with high honors and with honors in political science, from The University of Georgia.


MATTHEW MAY

Matthew May is a certified public accountant and managing partner of AcuityCFO. Matthew works directly with client owners and management to establish financial strategy. Matthew focuses primarily on financial growth issues and opportunities for emerging, high-growth and established companies. 

Prior to coming to Atlanta, Matthew was a part of the Austin technology community both as an advisor and as a part of a start-up that had a successful $100 million exit in November 2000. He is an active leader in the Georgia technology community and serves on the selection committees for Venture Atlanta and the Technology Association of Georgia’s Top 40 Innovators.


JASON SWENK

Jason is a digital-preneur and author with 12+ years running a successful digital agency until he sold it in 2011. He helps businesses establish strategies that get them to the next level, by sharing what works, so you know exactly how to build a successful business. Jason has worked with some of the biggest clients in the World from Aflac, Lotus Cars, Hitachi, AT&T, Coke and Legal Zoom. Over the past decade, he has operated outside the box and always challenged the status quo. Jason has done almost everything a small business needs from marketing, creative, operations, project management, sales, technology, clean the bathrooms and much more.

Podcast: http://jasonswenk.com/masterclass

Coaching: http://jasonswenk.com

Twitter: @jswenk




This event is brought you by: 

Shake is a mobile-first legal startup that gives consumers, freelancers and small businesses the power to create, sign and send legal agreements directly from their smartphones. Shake's mission is to make the law accessible, understandable and affordable for everyone, so our agreement templates have been developed by licensed attorneys to capture important terms without using complicated legalese. Shake is growing rapidly with over $15 million in contracts signed since the app's launch in September 2013. Shake can be downloaded from the Apple App Store by visiting www.shakelaw.com/app

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  • Jay W.

    Great meetup!

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Courtney R.

    We had a great time last night! Thank you to everyone who came out and to our awesome speakers! We hope to do it again soon.

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Julio C.

      Specially the legal aspects....

      April 17, 2014

  • Nigel A.

    That was extremely informative and motivational. Thanks J and Courtney for putting this together.

    1 · April 17, 2014

  • J. C.

    Thanks for coming out everyone. We'll do this again soon. Check your inbox later for a summary and contact info for the panelists.

    April 17, 2014

  • Krissy

    Great information and good atmosphere.

    April 17, 2014

  • Ricky C.

    Good and informative

    April 17, 2014

  • Drew F.

    It was a great meeting with lots of solid useful info. When's the next one?

    April 17, 2014

  • Courtney R.

    Thank you to all of our wonderful speakers! Your information was very useful and I'm sure will make a large impact on many of the people that attended tonight!

    April 16, 2014

    • CT

      So glad it went well.
      How many people came?

      April 16, 2014

  • Courtney R.

    Wonderful!

    April 16, 2014

  • Leslie W.

    Thanks to the panel for taking time out and spending the evening w/ AWDG.

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Nicci W.

    Fantastic information!! Can't wait to put it in action!

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Ivan

    Great panel!

    2 · April 16, 2014

  • Julio C.

    Awesome conference!!! Let's keep the good work!!! :-)

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Joyette

    Where is it? I'm at peach and 6th

    April 16, 2014

    • Joyette

      I made it! Thank you so much!!

      April 16, 2014

    • Scott W.

      Place needs a sign out front. :-/

      April 16, 2014

  • Kristie

    If on the wait list, can i still attend?

    April 16, 2014

    • Courtney R.

      We will make room for you!

      April 16, 2014

    • CT

      Kristie you're actually on the RSVP list, you're the 3rd person according to the photos on the side.

      April 16, 2014

  • CT

    So I have to get the final tally. It's after 8, has/did all 90 people on the RSVP list make it?

    April 16, 2014

  • CT

    Now that the event has started, how is it looking? Shouldn't members of the group wait list or not be able to come after the clock strikes 6:30? Just wondering :-)

    1 · April 16, 2014

    • CT

      Ohhhh, okay so same question, but 7?

      April 16, 2014

    • CT

      I was starting to walk there, but I'll go to the gym instead since I'm on the waitlist. Have fun guys!!

      1 · April 16, 2014

  • Scott W.

    In route, traffic is heavy. Coming from 400 in Dunwoody. For those of you wondering how the waitlist works, if someone cancels it will open up the event 1 space and the person that was registered right behind them in order will be added to the list of attendants, and notified via email.

    1 · April 16, 2014

    • Courtney R.

      Thanks Scott for posting this for everyone! Glad you got off the wait list!

      April 16, 2014

    • Scott W.

      My GPS says I'll be there at 6:55 so give me five minutes to parking you can start the meeting LOL.

      April 16, 2014

  • Diane

    Is there any way of knowing how many are on waiting list above us? To see if there is any point in even thinking we might have a chance at getting in? Or make other plans

    1 · April 16, 2014

    • Diane

      Is this support about knowing about list or just showing up and hoping to get it

      April 16, 2014

    • Courtney R.

      No one can tell where you are on the list... unfortunately. If there is room after the RSVP'd members get in we will definitely let you in! :)

      April 16, 2014

  • CT

    This would be my first meetup. I'd like to attend, can I still come? I can actually walk over.

    April 16, 2014

  • Julio C.

    Just arrived...

    April 16, 2014

    • CT

      Are there many people there. I'm on the waitlist, but would like to attend

      1 · April 16, 2014

    • Courtney R.

      Not yet but we are expecting a big crowd!

      April 16, 2014

  • Julio C.

    I'm in!

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Diane

    I hope a spot opens. Sounds awesome. I need this kind of info badly

    April 14, 2014

  • Chris C

    Will this be livestreamed? It looks like there is an overwhelming amount of interest in this session's topic.

    2 · April 14, 2014

    • J. C.

      We won't be able to stream this event, but based on interest we may do it again.

      4 · April 14, 2014

    • Chris C

      Excellent. Thanks JC. Looks like you'll have a packed house any time this session is offered! :)

      April 14, 2014

  • Scott W.

    Awesome. Just informed that a slot opened up for me. Thanks JC! Looking forward to this one for sure!

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Julio C.

    Chris C that's a good point an will be a benefit for all that are out...

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Samuel E.

    I hope I get in too...also on the waiting list

    April 14, 2014

  • Collyne P.

    I hope I get in! I'm on the waiting list!

    April 11, 2014

  • Lee B.

    Lets make money!.. Lots and lots of money!

    2 · April 11, 2014

  • Darryl K.

    YES! Allays Great meetup subjects with this group! But this is a MUST ATTEND and Important subject matter for me personally to promote my freelance business. Don't mind at all being on a waiting list.

    April 11, 2014

  • Donnell V.

    Feeling excited!

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • David D.

    Looking forward to the next meeting.

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Brad I.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Robert B.

    Look forward to this meeting.

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Richard G.

    Looking forward to meeting new people and learn new ideas!

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Ken W.

    Working

    March 28, 2014

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