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!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Get ready for an exciting evening of great holiday fare, new connections and reconnections! Photographer Extraordinaire Teryl Jackson (Teryl Jackson Photography), longtime Freelance Forum member and past Treasurer, will once again preside over a fast-paced Speed Networking event. How will it work? Depending on the number of attendees, you’ll have a series of approximately two-minute encounters where you’ll meet a member or guest, exchange business cards and describe (ie, sell!) your services. Most importantly, you’ll focus on…Find out more »
Can you think of a more important topic to launch the new year? If there’s one meeting you should attend, this one’s it! Remember the time when “freelancers” referred only to people like us? Now, in this new economy and ever-evolving workplace, the term can apply to just about anyone. What’s more, any rules you might have followed in the past are in continuous rewrite today. It’s a whole new world out there. As the freelance economy becomes mainstream, how will…Find out more »
Let’s make 2016 the best year ever for freelance business! Our Business Blast-Off circuit meeting will provide great ideas you can use immediately to market your services, streamline your work, increase your business and generate greater success and profit! You’ll take home new ideas and strategies in four key areas: Business development tools that really work Social media tips to get you out there in a big way Technology hacks to make you more productive Marketing tactics to get your…Find out more »
Freelance Forum Luncheon on the Northside! (We’re taking new directions in 2016!) Meet, network and gather great tips at LUNCH on Friday, March 4, 2016! Claudia Arkush and Sandy Barth will be hosting this event at Aqua Blue restaurant in Roswell. This is a FABULOUS opportunity to meet 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…Find out more »
Meet, network and gather great tips at LUNCH on Thursday, April 7th! Helen Ann Richards and Sandy Barth will be hosting this event at Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft in Midtown Atlanta. This is a FABULOUS opportunity to meet other freelancers in this vibrant area of ATL (hey, freelancers from ALL other parts of ATL 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…Find out more »
We thought we’d get ahead of celebrations all over town by holding our annual Cinco de Mayo meeting 24 hours in advance. Come for great food (from MOE'S!), fun, networking and a SEO / Social Media panel of experts including: Denise Maling is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of AIS Media, a digital direct marketing agency that specializes in helping organizations attract, engage and convert new customers through award-winning web design and high-performance digital marketing programs. Denise has over two decades of marketing and business…Find out more »
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 won't have…Find out more »
ARE YOU STRESSED? DO YOU NEED MORE THAN 24 HOURS IN A DAY? FREELANCE FORUM CAN HELP! Join us for TIME MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE at AQUA BLUE Restaurant in Roswell. We’ll meet for LUNCH on Friday, July 8, 2016 for time management tips and the best apps for the job. We’ll fly through the instruction, hitting the high spots, and give you handouts to take back to the office. Helen Anne Richards and Shelton Cochran are your hosts for this event at Aqua…Find out more »
Our programming chair and writer extraordinaire, Helen Anne Richards, will moderate a rollicking Q&A evening with Freelance Forum members and guests. It’s a great opportunity to learn from the experts — and each other! We’ll explore smart tips for: Handling difficult people Communicating more effectively Negotiating successfully (‘Getting to Yes’) Working well on a team Managing scope creep And much more! Bring the questions that stump you the most about any aspect of your business, and let’s get them…Find out more »
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…Find out more »