March 8, 2018 — Are you a freelancer or small business owner considering returning to a full-time role? Whether a career transition is on your short term roadmap or just an option you’d like to keep on the table for the future, there are concrete things you can be doing now to ensure you’ll be successful in finding and landing the job you want.
Join this interactive session to learn strategies to prepare for and execute a job search and discover how to translate the experience you’ve built in your business to market yourself to the organizations you’d like to work for.
February 26, 2018 — Balancing life as a freelancer in the real world. From surviving to thriving in business, relationships, and health.
Note: due to an operations glitch we did not have video for this presentation, so we’re paired the slides with the audio.
February 8, 2018 — Being in IT industry for over a decade Anju knows impactful ways to connect more effectively with client and will be enlightening us on the various aspects of handling difficult clients in a conclusive win-win manner.
She will discuss practical and effective strategies to deal with such clients on the points of retaining them and develop a much stronger client and service provider bonding.
Anju will also discuss client communication balance, some specific tips and, techniques to help you execute and achieve effective results.
November 13, 2017 — Working for yourself, whether as a freelancer or the owner of an agency is hard work, and the stress of wearing a dozen hats can be overwhelming.
But it doesn’t have to be. In this talk, I’ll share my knowledge from 5 years of running a growing agency.
We’ll cover topics like:
1. Working less without sacrificing income.
2. Managing client expectations.
3. Hiring your first (or second or third) employee
4. Working on and in your company at the same time.
Running a business is a process, and one that can never be absolutely perfected, but it can simultaneously be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
October 2, 2017 — This is a panel discussion meant to help anyone (such as freelancers, content creators, and small business owners) with questions about WordPress-related business issues.
September 27, 2017 — While freelancing, Tomaz made so many mistakes, he could write a book just about them. When speaking with his peers, he discovered he wasn’t the only one making them and soon after founded Codeable, with precisely the goal to make other freelancers’ lives easier by allowing them to focus on what they are best at and educating them where they lack.
In this talk, Tomaz would like to present the most common mistakes freelancers make and how to avoid them.
August 31, 2017 — My talk will focus on the genesis of creativity, whether it occurs out of necessity (oh god I have no job), boredom (this job is lame), or good ol’ fashioned ambition (I think I’ll write 3000 words about elves today). I’ll talk about the unmitigated disaster that was my first Wordcamp talk back in Edmonton in 2013, plus how people can use their own personal story as a backdrop to creative outlet. My talk should be about 20 minutes long. My basic outline: Intro: Wordcamp 2013 when my computer died and I was forced to be creative. Part 1. Unacceptable boredom: backing up to life in a tiny cubicle Part 2.
August 30, 2017 — “I failed at freelancing because I made sure I was compensated properly and stayed on top of my finances.” – No one ever
More and more people try freelancing but many never make it: not because they do bad work, but because they fail at running a business. Most of the mistakes are self-inflicted and can be avoided. This talk covers the three keys to freelancers’ long-term success: 1) Staying on top of the finances, 2) Taking care of one’s self and 3) Understanding when to pay a pro.
The talk will empower aspiring and current freelancers by giving them the tools to avoid the pitfalls and come out on top.
June 21, 2017 — Taking that first step from working as a freelancer to making your first hire and becoming an agency is an exciting but daunting step. In this talk I will explain how I accidentally started an agency and strategically grew my WordPress specialist agency from myself to over 40 people over the course of 5 years with minimum staff turnover.
I will cover:
– How and when to make hires
– Where to find new employees (from developers to operations)
– How to create a company culture
– How you can ensure your employees are on board for the long run