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CFBC Breakfast Roundtable

CFBC Connecting Continues for Enterprising Freelancers

I got this message last week from designer (and veteran CFBC attendee), Nancy Ruzow of Ruzow Graphics about the follow up she’s done in the month since the conference…. I have been working very hard to follow-up with some of the contacts I met at the Creative Freelancer Business Conference (held May 14-16, 2014 in Boston). Jenn...

Tom Tumbush

Top 5 Highlights from this year’s CFBC

My business gets stronger every time I attend the Creative Freelancer Business Conference. I come home with more great ideas, resources, and new contacts than it seems possible to take advantage of in a single year (though that won’t stop me from trying). Here are just a few of this year’s high points: 1.   ...

Tom T bug

Freelancers: A room full of potential clients!

Success Tips for this year’s Freelancer Showcase & Matchmaking Happy Hour at HOWLive/CFBC. Last year I made enough new client connections at the first Freelancer Showcase & Matchmaking Happy Hour to cover the entire cost of my trip to the Creative Freelancer Conference in San Francisco—including travel, meals, and all that jazz—and I’m still...

Freelancing: Freedom + Uncertainty?

There’s an excellent article in The New York Times by Rachel Swarns about the reality of freelancing — its freedoms and its uncertainties — personified by a web developer who’s having trouble making ends meet. It recounts how he has found counsel and community through the Freelancers Union, founded 20 years ago by Sara...

Are You a Reluctant Networker Too?

Tiffany Estes of Whole Brain Creative in Portland, Oregon is a veteran CFBC attendee. So you would think she’s an intrepid networker too. Not so much, as you will see in her recent blog post for the Freelancers Union blog, The Reluctant Networker. Here’s an excerpt:  “I’m afraid of getting trapped with somebody,” I...