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Working with demanding clients

Seattle has a long history of being a hub for creatives, and has been in the midst of a huge makeover as Silicon Valley has begun to expand into the Emerald City. Seattle and the Puget Sound are a dense mix of urban areas surrounded by beautiful wilderness. Coupled with a robust public transit system,…

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Level up!

You know the drill. You’ve spent a few years establishing a business, devising systems and workflows, worked through pivots, and have begun generating enough revenue to keep things chugging along. Now you want (or need!) to grow, and you keep butting your head against a wall as you are scrambling to put out daily fires…

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The tax man cometh

Every year, professionals and freelancers feel the crunch of Tax Time. Without fail, the Freelancer’s Union tax workshop draws the biggest classes, the most discussion, and the most confusion! That’s why I brought in local CPA superstar Teresa Herrin to field the nitty gritty tax questions brought up by Seattle’s finest freelancers. Teresa was a…

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Portland, in novelty

I had the honor of being invited to teach entrepreneurship in Portland on behalf of A Social Ignition. It’s early. A cold fog hugs the lightless air outside, as my bones creak awake. Cold brew, a poor strategic choice. Talk radio gurgles through the falling water of the shower, as steam saunders from between the curtains. My bones loosen just enough to climb into the shower. As my brain defrosts from the kung-fu combo of caffeine, warmth, and the prospect of a novel and exciting adventure: Ideas, and anxiety are rushing through my head. Am I ready? What if I have nothing useful to say? I hope I don’t miss…

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Creating client funnels and pipelines

For the last year, I’ve been leading monthly classes for independent workers and professionals in the Seattle area. I decided to start recapping the events, so come back every month to hear what we’ve been doing for Freelancer’s Union Spark: Seattle edition! Freelancer’s Union is a nonprofit based out of NYC that provides insurance and…

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