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Things We Wish We’d Known When We Started! 20th Anniversary Celebration

05/07/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join us for our 20th Anniversary! We’ll mark this impressive milestone at our annual Cinco de Mayo-themed meeting on Thursday evening, May 7. To celebrate our great tradition promoting independent creatives, we’ve invited many of our past presidents for a panel discussion on best practices for creative freelancers, time-tested tales of success, “things we wish we’d known when we started,” and ways the Freelance Forum helped them advance their careers. Topics will include:

  • Self-employment issues
  • Keeping up with technology
  • Contracts, taxes and other practical matters
  • Finding your niche
  • Networking, referrals and building business relationships

(Not to mention meeting some of the coolest people in town and becoming longtime friends and colleagues!)

Past Presidents attending include:
David Batley · Su Berland · Keith Bishop
Shelton Cochran · Laura Heck · Bobby Hickman
David Knope · Jerry Silvestrini

So come join us! Say hello to old friends, meet some new ones and help us toast 20 years as Atlanta’s premier organization for creative professionals.

Special Non-Member/Guest Fee: $5.00!
We’re taking our theme straight to the bank! Non-members and guests will enjoy the festive atmosphere, delicious Mexican-style spread and spirited discussion for an admission fee of just $5.00. That’s the best Cinco de Mayo offer in town!

Members and Visitors save your spot and RSVP now at 
Eventbrite - Things We Wished We'd Known When We Started! 20th Anniversary Celebration
We’ll see you there!


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Aqua Blue Restaurant
1564 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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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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