Freelancers Union Spark HQ

A HIVE

 

Founded Feb 2015

Conversations (48)
Members (148)

 


About this hive

SPARK is a networking event and educational workshop for freelancers, led by local freelance leaders in 18 different cities! Join a SPARK on the first Wednesday of each month. RSVP at freelancersunion.org/spark.

 

 

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Hive Leaders

Sharon Bruce

Spark's new sponsor/July event info

Spark has a new sponsor, 17hats! 17hats is an all-in-one business management app, which members can access at up to 20% off. Kind of perfect ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Join us for... Join your local SPARK group for an evening of relaxed business networking ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

Spark on February 3!

Hey Sparkers, excited to announce SPARK 2016's first event-- February 3 in a city near you! NEW CITIES = Cleveland, DC, Miami, and Richmond, with ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Freelancers Union Spark is a monthly event where you can meet freelancers and learn stuff ...

http://www.freelancersunion.org/...

Rita Lewis

Hi, any plan to have a Spark in the Washington, D.C. metro area?

Comments
  • Shawn Cool

    Or the Baltimore area

  • Sharon Bruce

    Hi Rita and Shawn-- thanks for posting with your requests! We've been hard at work ...

Doty Robin

How are other freelancers organizing project files? I've been doing this for 10 years and have always had a running number system and a file ...

1 more comment
  • Doty Robin

    Mostly because not all projects have paperwork that needs a file folder. But some do. ...

  • Sharon Bruce

    Hmm... do you use any CRM software? Or are you looking for a better paper ...

Sharon Bruce

Questions about freelancing? Taxes? Motivation? Branding? We're hosting a week-long Q&A event in our "Ask your business questions (and get answers)" Hive-- linked here. Ready, ...

Ask your business questions (and get answers!) - Freelancers Union Hives

One Week Only (6/24-7/1): Got a business question? Ask our hand-picked panel of experts! ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

June 3: How to Negotiate Rates Like a Pro

How to negotiate your rates like an expert

The number one rule of improv comedy is to reply with “yes, and” no matter ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

Happy hour networking

Has the sun hit your part of the states as strongly as NYC? Time to toast freelancing and flexible work in the summer! Join us ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Freelancers Union Spark is a monthly event where you can meet freelancers and learn stuff ...

http://www.freelancersunion.org/...

Sharon Bruce

How do you get GREAT (not just good) clients?

Do you actively seek out great (not just good) clients? How do you turn good clients into great ones? Reply below, and join SPARK tomorrow ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Freelancers Union Spark is a monthly event where you can meet freelancers and learn stuff ...

http://www.freelancersunion.org/...

Sharon Bruce

Expert advice on crafting an authentic brand story

Hello National Spark Hive members! For those who couldn't attend September's Spark, here's a fantastic follow-up blog post from Megan Davis, my event co-writer/amazing freelance ...

How to craft an authentic brand story

September's SPARK event focused on crafting an authentic brand story to build an audience and ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

Has anyone seen our top tips from July's event? We can always keep the discussion going in this Hive, so if you have any business-related ...

Top Tips from the July Spark Event: Peer-to-Peer Business Workshop

For the July 1 Spark event we asked freelancers from all 18 cities to tweet ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

Last week's Spark saw the biggest turnout yet, with 1000k RSVPs across the country! Couldn't make it? Check out the recap here:

How to brand yourself as an expert: top tips from our members

May Spark asked freelancers, how does branding yourself as an expert get you more (and ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Comments
  • Nicole Clark, LMSW

    Oh great! Thanks for the recap. I was so disappointed I wasn't able to attend.

Sharon Bruce

Spark Taxes- The Webinar!

For those who weren't able to attend March's Spark, we're hosting a free, live webinar on Thursday at 3PM EST! Join us by RSVPing here

Got tax questions? Sign up for a free webinar!

Join us on March 17 for a tax-focused virtual get-together. Learn the art of tax ...

http://www.taxtipswebinar.instap...

Sharon Bruce

What inspires you in your freelance life?

On Wednesday Nov 4, freelancers across the nation got together to workshop ways to inspire themselves, and to inspire others to work with them! Great ...

THE GAP by Ira Glass

I think it was in the time of spring 2012, when I came across David ...

https://vimeo.com/85040589

Comments
  • Lauren Seebacher

    I loved this video! There is a book out there that is pretty inspiring for ...

  • Sharon Bruce

    So inspirational, thanks Lauren! Anyone else have a good one to share? Let's get a ...

Sharon Bruce

Happy Hour Spark Success!

Recap from our August Happy Hour event, which brought freelancers together over drinks and relaxed summertime networking

Summertime Networking: Party pics & more!

Typically, Spark asks freelancers to workshop answers to a particular question. “How can I market ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

Interested in giving Spark attendees advice on how to grow and run a successful freelance business? Apply here to be an expert speaker in your ...

Spark Business Workshop

Spark Business Workshop .

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Kerri Barber

As a small business owner and freelancer, I’m often frustrated by policies and politicians who claim to be helping businesses, but clearly have no idea ...

Sharon Bruce

March TAX event!

Hi Sparkers, just an update that March 2's tax workshop is right around the corner! If you're already preparing or have questions before you get ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Freelancers Union Spark is a monthly event where you can meet freelancers and learn stuff ...

http://www.freelancersunion.org/...

Sharon Bruce

#FreelanceIsntFree, so let's talk contracts

Have you RSVP'd to attend tonight's free SPARK event in your city? We're reviewing vital contract terms, and discussing how to be best protect yourself ...

Make your contract your best business ally

Your contract doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t have to include high-level legalese. ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

Join us for a special Happy Hour Spark next Wednesday everyone! Meet new people, connect to your freelance community, have a good time

Cheers! You're invited to happy hour with local freelancers!

Join Spark at a local watering hole near YOU this August 5 for a “Happy ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

Recap from June Spark, including top negotiating tips from Spark leaders across the country! Do you have a good negotiation story to share?

How to negotiate the rates you deserve: Top tips from our members

June Spark asked freelancers: How can you negotiate the rates you deserve, when projects and ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

Spark's new sponsor/July event info

Spark has a new sponsor, 17hats! 17hats is an all-in-one business management app, which members can access at up to 20% off. Kind of perfect ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Join us for... Join your local SPARK group for an evening of relaxed business networking ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sharon Bruce

Spark on February 3!

Hey Sparkers, excited to announce SPARK 2016's first event-- February 3 in a city near you! NEW CITIES = Cleveland, DC, Miami, and Richmond, with ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Freelancers Union Spark is a monthly event where you can meet freelancers and learn stuff ...

http://www.freelancersunion.org/...

Sharon Bruce

Happy hour networking

Has the sun hit your part of the states as strongly as NYC? Time to toast freelancing and flexible work in the summer! Join us ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Freelancers Union Spark is a monthly event where you can meet freelancers and learn stuff ...

http://www.freelancersunion.org/...

Sharon Bruce

How do you get GREAT (not just good) clients?

Do you actively seek out great (not just good) clients? How do you turn good clients into great ones? Reply below, and join SPARK tomorrow ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Freelancers Union Spark is a monthly event where you can meet freelancers and learn stuff ...

http://www.freelancersunion.org/...

Sharon Bruce

Spark Taxes- The Webinar!

For those who weren't able to attend March's Spark, we're hosting a free, live webinar on Thursday at 3PM EST! Join us by RSVPing here

Got tax questions? Sign up for a free webinar!

Join us on March 17 for a tax-focused virtual get-together. Learn the art of tax ...

http://www.taxtipswebinar.instap...

Sharon Bruce

What inspires you in your freelance life?

On Wednesday Nov 4, freelancers across the nation got together to workshop ways to inspire themselves, and to inspire others to work with them! Great ...

THE GAP by Ira Glass

I think it was in the time of spring 2012, when I came across David ...

https://vimeo.com/85040589

Comments
  • Lauren Seebacher

    I loved this video! There is a book out there that is pretty inspiring for ...

  • Sharon Bruce

    So inspirational, thanks Lauren! Anyone else have a good one to share? Let's get a ...

Sharon Bruce

March TAX event!

Hi Sparkers, just an update that March 2's tax workshop is right around the corner! If you're already preparing or have questions before you get ...

Freelancers Union Spark

Freelancers Union Spark is a monthly event where you can meet freelancers and learn stuff ...

http://www.freelancersunion.org/...