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February 2019

How to Find Your Niche and Focus Your Freelance Business

02/21/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
the OLIVER CHAMBLEE (Previously The Olmstead), 5193 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341 United States
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The Best Thing To Do Is Doing What You Do Best When: Thursday, February  21, 6:30 to 9 PM Where: The Oliver Chamblee (Previously Olmsted) 5193 Peachtree Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341 Years ago, a very wise man (Dusty Rhodes) told Freelance Forum members that you couldn’t just be a writer anymore. Or just an art director. Or just a graphic designer. In this day and age, in order to stand out from your competition, you needed to specialize. Well, the same thing is still…

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March 2019

Freelancers Union’s Freelancer Tax Workshop

03/06/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
the OLIVER CHAMBLEE (Previously The Olmstead), 5193 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341 United States
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Annual Tax Workshop It's tax time! Join us for an interactive tax workshop and get the latest updates on freelancer deductions and best practices for filing in 2019. SPARK meets on the first Wednesday of every month across the country. Join us to network, workshop your business, and build your local freelance community. Details may vary per event so be sure to click through to visit your city's RSVP!

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How Introverted Creatives Can Learn to Sell More Effectively

03/14/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
the OLIVER CHAMBLEE (Previously The Olmstead), 5193 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341 United States
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IT’S HARD TO SELL YOUR IDEAS WHEN YOU’RE HIDING BEHIND A HOUSEPLANT. Shy People Can Outsell Anyone. Find Out How. When: Thursday, March 14, 6:30 to 9 PM Where: The Oliver Chamblee (Previously Olmsted) 5193 Peachtree Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341 Have you ever noticed how easy it is for outgoing people to sell stuff? They get everyone laughing at their jokes. They’re the center of attention. And next thing you know, they’re closing another deal. It just isn’t fair. But the truth…

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Special Freelance Forum Event: The Art of Shelton Cochran

03/21/2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Art Gallery of Northwest UnitarianUniversalist Congregation, 1025 Mt Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30327 United States
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We The People by Shelton Cochran

Shelton Cochran: Visual Storyteller Come see and hear about Shelton’s creative process and the thoughtful research that went into his modern folk art exhibit. The exhibition includes pieces from his Civil Art Project: Art With a Purpose. The Civil Art Project incorporates creative representations of actual government documents with wood carvings and found items, exploring America’s Jim Crow past. The exhibit is as moving as it is thought-provoking.             RSVP ON EVENTBRITE  Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Share Your Creative Passion! Let’s celebrate our…

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April 2019

What Do Successful Freelancers Know That You Don’t?

04/11/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
the OLIVER CHAMBLEE (Previously The Olmstead), 5193 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341 United States
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Find Out What You Can Learn from the Freelance Forum’s Most Knowledgeable Members. When: Thursday, April 11, 6:30 to 9 PM Where:  The Oliver Chamblee  5193 Peachtree Blvd  Chamblee, GA 30341 As we are all aware, being a freelancer can be a bit overwhelming. It isn’t enough to know your craft—writing, design, photography—you have to know how to run a business as well. How do you find clients? How do you manage your time? How do you keep from going…

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May 2019

Where Can Freelancers Find More Work? There’s an App For That.

05/09/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
the OLIVER CHAMBLEE (Previously The Olmstead), 5193 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341 United States
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Then Don’t Miss the Next Freelance Forum Meeting, Hosted by Wripple! When: Thursday, May 09, 6:30 to 9 PM Where: The Oliver Chamblee (Previously Olmsted) 5193 Peachtree Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341 There’s a whole new type of agency starting in Atlanta, fueled 100% by freelance creatives. And this new agency will fit in the palm of your hand. Introducing Wripple Imagine a mobile app that will help freelancers maintain the flexible lifestyle we love, while feeding our pipeline with new opportunities. This new agency…

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June 2019

2019 Summer Showcase

06/13/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
the OLIVER CHAMBLEE (Previously The Olmstead), 5193 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341 United States
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Show Off Your Work! Get to Know Other Freelancers! When: Thursday, June 13, 6:30 to 9 PM Where: The Oliver Chamblee (Previously Olmsted) 5193 Peachtree Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341 One of the biggest benefits of the Freelance Forum is networking and being able to refer business to each other. But with so many new members, it’s hard to know WHO can do WHAT. So we’ve decided to start a new tradition—the SUMMER SHOWCASE. At our June meeting, the entire evening’s presentation will be…

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July 2019

Summer Showcase 2

07/11/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
the OLIVER CHAMBLEE (Previously The Olmstead), 5193 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341 United States
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Show Off Your Work! Get to Know Other Freelancers! When: Thursday, July 11, 6:30 to 9 PM Where: The Oliver Chamblee (Previously Olmsted) 5193 Peachtree Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341 In case you missed it last month, the Atlanta Freelance Forum started a new tradition—the Summer Showcase. Meeting attendees were given FIVE minutes  to show off their work and introduce themselves to the group. We had such a big response, a lot people didn’t get a chance to present. That’s why we’re extending it to…

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August 2019

Are Your Photos Hurting or Helping Your Business

08/08/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We All Use Photography, But Is It the RIGHT Photography? The Wrong Photos Can Actually Turn Clients Away! Find Out How You Can Get Better Results. When: Thursday, August 08, 6:30 to 9 PM Where: The Oliver Chamblee (Previously Olmsted) 5193 Peachtree Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341   Think about all the places you use photography. Print campaigns, banner ads, web pages, catalogs… But wait, that isn’t all. Don’t forget SELF promotion! You probably use your head shot on your Twitter feed, your Instagram, your LinkedIn…

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September 2019

Film Making with 3D Design

09/12/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
the OLIVER CHAMBLEE (Previously The Olmstead), 5193 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341 United States
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Don’t Miss This Behind-the-Scenes Look At the Production of “Hammer & Dash” When: Thursday, September 12, 6:30 to 9 PM Where: The Oliver Chamblee (Previously Olmsted) 5193 Peachtree Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341 One of the many talents of creative freelancers is the ability to learn and apply new technology. It seems like we’re always experimenting with new tools and software—Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, etc. Well guess what? Being a creative filmmaker is no different. At our next meeting of the Atlanta Freelance Forum,…

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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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