Back in August, I attended a conference just for “solopreneurs” like myself. Called “The Creative Freelancer Conference”, it was hosted by HOW Magazine and Marketing Mentor, a group that specializes in helping small design businesses thrive.
Topics included everything from self-promotion, pricing, contracts, marketing efforts, copywrite law, time management, and studio policies.
When I left the conference, I had a list of goals to pursue over the next year with my business (like starting this blog and contributing often!). I felt invigorated and excited for the year ahead.
If you’re interested in attending next year’s conference in San Diego, you’ll find the information you need here (this is also a good resource for reviewing the content of last year’s conference). If you’re curious, but don’t think you’ll go, you may enjoy these resources from the speakers there:
www.communicatrix.com :: her marketing e-newsletters are fact-filled and fun to read
www.marketingmixblog.com :: a blog from the folks at Marketing Mentor about how to thrive as a small graphic design business owner