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At the Freelance Forum, it’s all Business Casual –
until we get down to business.

No atmospheric pressure here! We network and socialize over sandwiches, spreads or pizza, catch up with new and old friends and introduce ourselves to first-time or frequent guests. Then we settle in for the night’s program and its follow-up Q&A.

Our programs always focus on running a creative business more successfully, with topics that address issues like fees, taxes, law, marketing, selling, interpersonal skills, business organization, technology and more. All to help you work smarter, faster, more efficiently and more profitably. So whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at this for a while, you get no-fluff information tailored to your needs.

So join us for a meeting. Bring your questions. Hear that hot tip or horror story. And of course, share your own!

Members: FREE
Non-members: $15
Students: $10

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September 2016

Freelance Forum Master Class: An Evening with Dusty Rhoades

09/08/2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Creative Circus, 812 Lambert Drive NE.
Atlanta, GA 30324 United States
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Come learn marketing ideas that helped D. W. “Dusty” Rhoades, MBA, Ph.D. become a food company CEO by age 34, AND retire (the 1st time) at 40 to the ski slopes of Colorado. With these same ideas, he started 5 successful companies. Discover a new and amazing (we should also mention FUN) technique that helped Dusty Rhoades close a number of six figure projects! Learn an easy multi-millionaire SECRET you could be using right now! Dusty will share how this…

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October 2016

Freelance Forum’s October Networking Luncheon

10/14/2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Aqua Blue Restaurant, 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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Freelance Forum Luncheon on the Northside

Freelance Forum can help!  Join us for Lunch and Networking with Independent Creatives Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:30am – 1:00pm AQUA BLUE, Roswell Meet, network, make new connections or just re-connect with other freelancers!Shelton Cochran and Sandy Barth will be hosting this event at Aqua Blue restaurant in Roswell (just east of 400 off Holcomb Bridge). This is a FABULOUS opportunity to meet other creative freelancers on the north side of Atlanta (hey you ITP folks are invited, too)! Don't miss meeting and hobnobbing with photographers, illustrators,…

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December 2016

Holiday Party & Out-of-the-Box Bingo!

12/08/2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Creative Circus, 812 Lambert Drive NE.
Atlanta, GA 30324 United States
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CELEBRATE THE SEASON & DISCOVER HIDDEN TALENTS AMONG US! Get ready for an exciting evening of great holiday food and a special way to network, reconnect and make amazing new connections. Expand your value to your clients by strengthening your professional network and referral power! So, what is Out-of-the-Box Bingo? Suffice to say this version of Bingo won’t have you coloring numbers at long tables. Instead, you’ll meet other FF members or guests to find out special skills, experiences and talents…

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January 2017

Start the New Year Right and Network with Creative Freelancers!

January 12 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Aqua Blue Restaurant, 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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Freelance Forum Luncheon on the Northside

Meet, network with other freelance pros and enjoy a great LUNCH on Thursday, January 12, 2017! Freelance Forum leaders will be hosting this event at Aqua Blue restaurant in Roswell. This is a FABULOUS opportunity to connect with freelancers on the north side of Atlanta (hey, you ITP folks are invited, too)! Don’t miss meeting and hobnobbing with photographers, illustrators, writers, designers, web folks and more! There’s a lot of great talent waiting to meet you and share advice, upcoming…

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February 2017

How to be a Smarter Freelancer for 2017

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  “How to Be a Smarter Freelancer for 2017” One of the greatest assets of Freelance Forum has always been the shared experience of our membership. This is the topic for a group discussion moderated by the new President – Jame A. Riley, and new VP – Harry Hayes, for the Freelance Forum meeting at Creative Circus on Thursday, Feb 9th at 6:30pm. Increase your referral power! Let’s share some of what makes us who & what we are – and…

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March 2017

Freelance Forum at Monday Night Brewing

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday Night Brewing, 670 Trabert Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 United States
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Back by Popular Demand! Freelance Forum is meeting up for a Tuesday-evening tasting at Monday Night Brewing (got it?), an Atlanta-based craft brewery on the west side of town. Please join us for this special social event and share in the camaraderie that makes the Freelance Forum so unique among Atlanta’s professional organizations. We’ll gather starting at 5:30 in the brewery’s tasting room for some conversation, sample great beers and learn how Monday Night’s owners have brewed up an astonishing enterprise. We…

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April 2017

How to Be a Smarter Freelancer for 2017 – Part 2: The “Nuts & Bolts” Session

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Professional Photo Resources, 667 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 United States
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Smarter Freelancer

With traffic issues far outside our control and Creative Circus booked in the foreseeable future, we have postponed the April meeting (How to Be a Smarter Freelancer for 2017 - Part 2: The "Nuts & Bolts" Session) a week to Thurs, April 13 at the regular time. Thanks to Shelton Cochran, we have secured a place at PPR – Professional Photographic Resources – on 11th St. Members who have been in the group for a few years recall this as our…

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May 2017

An Evening with “The LinkedIn Guy”, Gregg Burkhalter – LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Professional Success

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Professional Photo Resources, 667 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 United States
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We’ve got a special treat for our annual (pre) Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 4th at PPR! "The LinkedIn Guy", Gregg Burkhalter will explain why it’s so very important to have a strong personal brand. Your personal brand will follow you throughout your professional career. It's a lot easier to build your personal brand correctly the first time than to try and rebuild it after you've damaged it. LinkedIn is the digital home of your personal brand. Facebook might show…

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June 2017

Time Saving Social Media Hacks, Tips and Tools!

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Professional Photo Resources, 667 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 United States
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Are you struggling to find time for social media? You’re not alone. Tonya Burge has met many bloggers, business people and freelancers who have expressed their need to DO MORE in LESS TIME. Join us Thursday, June 15th to discover a multitude of effective ways to SHAVE HOURS OFF your social media planning! Tonya will introduce you to specific tips for: Finding great photo and art sources Learning best sources to distribute your content Employing the right tools for analyzing…

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August 2017

YOU CAN DO IT! Tips and Tricks to Creating the Perfect WordPress Website

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Professional Photo Resources, 667 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 United States
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Whether you’re new to WordPress, managing your clients websites or just want to learn more about THE ‘Gold Standard’ platform — don’t miss this informative event! Get the 411 on WordPress: • Establish key goals for your site • Choose a theme that works BEST for your brand • Research and choose the right plugins • Learn how to easily set up a Contact form • Entice visitors with a stunning photo gallery • Secure your site using the iThemes Security…

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