The Naked Freelancer: Transparency & Referral Network Building + POTLUCK
Clothing optional! Just kidding. Please wear clothes.
Happy January and welcome back to regularly scheduled programming! We're going to be doing a group discussion-based format this time which is something we haven't done in a while and get each other fired up for the new year! The purpose is for everyone that comes to be open to sharing information about how they do business and discuss successes and challenges.
Come prepared to share:
• What makes you successful. This can include techniques, tools and philosophies
• What makes you struggle. There may be someone out there who figured out how to solve your problem.
• We encourage you to share such things as how much you charge, how much work you get, what sort of clients do you target, etc.
• All those fun things like strategies for saving for taxes (bleh), share your CPA and other professional references, health insurance, incorporation, liability insurance, etc.
The idea of this meetup is full transparency for the purpose of learning from one another and making each other the best we can be in business. If we also share all those dirty little secrets like rates and income, we're more likely to raise the standards of our local industry and who wouldn't benefit from that?
We're also hoping to do some networking for the purpose of building up your referral network. Wimps have been successful by subcontracting and spreading project referrals back and forth so come with a mission of finding some kick-ass people to add to your back pocket.
BRING SOME FOOD OR DRINK TO SHARE! And remember to wear clothes but THINK like you're naked. See you soon!
We are meeting at the SRJC Campus in Santa Rosa.
Rm 4638, 1st floor of the Bertolini Center
Bertolini Center is located in the front of campus at Mendocino Avenue and Elliott Avenue.
Bring some cash (I think it's $5?) if you plan to park on campus.