Some of you may have attended the Santa Cruz freelance camp awhile back – now it's happening in SF! Details below. -Mia
Freelance Camp PRO San Francisco 2010 is a new twist on the established series of BarCamps for freelancers and independent contractors. If you have been running freelance business full time for a year or more and are looking to trade notes with peers, this is the right venue.
Thanks to our very cool sponsors, the cost of Freelance Camp is only $50. Come ready to learn and, if you are up to it, ready to talk!
Space is limited to 120 people and we will close signup at that point so don't miss out.
Event Details Location NextSpace San Francisco
28 2nd Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Cost $50 Included Breakfast, Lunch and cool schwag URL www.freelancecamp.org Stay Connected
Who Should Come?
If you sell your services (or are considering it), you are a perfect fit:
- Bloggers / Journalists
- Financial advisers
Historically, the bulk of attendees have been from hi-tech. We encourage all types of owners to come to provide a balanced perspective to business.
What To Expect
We have based our events on the BarCamp format, which is a network of user generated participatory events whose content is fully provided by the participants. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. Here are some tips on how to prepare:
- Come with an answer and some questions to help make the agenda in the morning.
- Hang out with cool people and compare notes with other business owners in similar industries.
- Meet folks who can help your business and/or others whom you can help.
- Find potential clients, subcontractors and partners.
- Work together to figure out how we can all get more time and money out of our companies.
Never heard of a bar camp? Here is a quick intro:
BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense informational event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.
What Will We Talk About?
Here are some of the topics we imagine might surface. Of course, you the attendee will chose the topics on the day of the BarCamp:
- Transitioning from Freelance to Agency
- Balancing Products with Services
- Running 100% Remote
- Freelance Coops & Coworking
- The Art of Subcontracting
- Advanced Toolkits: PM Systems, Finance & Communication
- Beyond the Basic Services
- Long Term Clients
Our Sponsors We have been blessed with a phenomenal outpouring of sponsorship offers this year so we wanted to give a quick shout out to some pretty special groups that are nurturing this year's event! Outright
Outright streamlines the work involved with working for yourself; Outright.com will help you pay the right taxes, simplify accounting, and keep your business on track and growing. Created because freelancers struggle to capture business deductions, mileage, and manage contractors. Believing you spend way too much time on the least enjoyable part of your livelihood, Outright's goal is to make it simple; free bookkeeping on auto pilot.
Pennbrook | CAIB Insurance Services
Pennbrook | CAIB Insurance Services is a full service insurance brokerage located in downtown San Francisco who caters to business and personal clients. We anticipate their needs via risk management services and insurance products including property, general liability, directors & officers' liability, errors & omissions, bonds, workers compensation, employee benefits, individual auto, home & health. Since 1982, we have assisted our clients to understand their risks. We provide each client with a team of professionals including a single point of contact, risk manager, account manager and your own claims specialist.
NextSpace is the workplace for the new economy. We provide innovative physical and virtual infrastructure that freelancers, entrepreneurs, and creative class professionals need to succeed in the 21st century knowledge economy. In an increasingly disconnected world, NextSpace creates a collaborative community that is revolutionizing the nature of work. NextSpace produces several local Freelance Camps and co manages the global Freelance Camp movement with Shane & Peter.
Shane & Peter
Two people meet in a coffee shop while working on their laptops. They quickly discover that they have much in common and a great deal to learn from each other. A friendship is born. A partnership is forged. This is the story of Shane, Peter, and many other independent business owners throughout the world. This is a case study of a global phenomenon. Portable technology and wireless access to information have inspired a revolution in business practices. Highly skilled professionals are now in control of their schedule, their income, their work and their lifestyle. Our clients in turn get efficiency, accountability, superior quality and a passion for success. Our mission is to build a comprehensive network of independent contractors and to mediate their skills with the business needs of our clients. Shane & Peter are co-founders of Freelance Camp.
24Seven is the leading talent recruitment agency for the biggest names in fashion, retail, beauty, marketing, advertising, and entertainment. We represent the best talent in the industries that we serve, and our recruiters have the professional experience necessary to guarantee clients that we make the right match for your business. With one call, we can fill the freelance or full time jobs you need-quickly and effectively. No request is too big or too small. No time frame too demanding. And true to our name, we're always here for you.
Cosmic Design Company
We are a creative design company based in the innovative surf-city of Santa Cruz, California. We are passionate about using creative design as an effective marketing strategy to help your business succeed. We work closely with you to develop a comprehensive brand strategy and think of creative ways to capture your passion and individuality in all aspects of your branding including logos, print materials, and websites.
Colliers International is a leading global real estate services organization defined by our spirit of enterprise. Through our culture of service excellence and a shared sense of initiative, we have integrated the resources of real estate specialists worldwide to accelerate the success of our clients.
We're a global community of thousands who sincerely believe in the power of technology to enrich people's lives. We're a public benefit organization dedicated not to making money but to improving the way people everywhere experience the Internet. And we're an open source software project whose code has been used as a platform for some of the Internet's most innovative projects.