DON'T GET SCREWED / $15

Get your legal shit together with Vigdis Bronder, founder of Viking Law. Vigdis specializes in IP and small business law and will be sharing her advice on how to protect yourself with contracts. This webinar is perfect for anyone who freelances or has their own business.

We'll focus on identifying the contracts you need when starting your business, contracts you may be expected to sign, and take a look at the basic anatomy of a contract so you have a better sense of what you are signing up for and how you can protect yourself.

Key Takeaways:

* Why it's important to engage with your contracts
* A quick review of various legal terms and what they mean
* How to differentiate between business decisions and legal decisions
* Legal pitfalls and how to avoid them
 

About the Instructor:
Viking Law is dedicated to helping start ups, technology companies, web and software development shops, creative professionals, and all small businesses with their formation, contracts, and everyday business practices. A veteran of a top New York City law firm as well as former in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 company, with degrees from Duke University and Columbia Law School, Vigdis Bronder moved to Portland, OR after years of being immersed in the corporate New York City scene and is looking forward to flexing those legal muscles for you and your business.

 

TELL THEM NO: HOW TO MANAGE CLIENT EXPECTATIONS / $35

We’ve all been there… we’ve all taken on a project that starts off OK but as the days go by and you present revision after revision it starts to go off track and suddenly the project isn’t what you expected. You’ve delivered the wrong thing or spent far more time than you budgeted for. You wake up in the middle of the night in a panic thinking about the project because your client isn’t happy, you’re not happy, you’re frustrated, everything seems like an uphill battle and you start to procrastinate. It takes so much energy for you to make a start on the project that you’d just rather not. You start to resent the client and the whole experience leaves a sour taste in your mouth...

This webinar will teach you best ways to keep clients in line to save your sanity and your business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Client communication best practices
  • Managing timelines
  • How to tell a client when you've gone over budget
  • Strategies to running a project smoothly


About the Instructor:
Bianca Bramham is the North America Managing Agent and Producer of The Jacky Winter Group, a creative representation and production agency in New York. They make connections; introducing talented artists to the best brands around. They also work with clients to realize their vision and make the process seem like the easiest thing in the world.

 

MAKING MINDFULNESS WORK / $35

Mindfulness can help you be more productive, experience fewer conflicts and even take less sick days. This webinar will provide an overview of mindfulness, a discussion of where unconscious, patterned behaviors show up at work and offers techniques for adding more mindfulness into common work tasks.

This webinar is highly recommended for anyone feeling stressed and overwhelmed at work, as well as managers who want to create a healthy environment for their team.
 

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify the body's signals and cues to prevent stress
  • Learn techniques to quiet the mind
  • Practice coping techniques to help when we feel overwhelmed
  • Implement practices for ourselves and our team

 

About the instructor 
Rebecca Kronman is a licensed social worker with a private practice in Brooklyn. She utilizes a mindfulness framework to help patients unblock ingrained thought processes and behaviors. She specializes in working with creative people and those experiencing therapy for the first time. For more information, visit rebeccakronman.com.

 

GOING FREELANCE: DO THE MATH / $35

Thinking about quitting your full-time job? Going freelance is incredibly freeing but the last thing you want is to get completely burnt out and resent it. This webinar will help you learn what it takes to go freelance without going broke- or crazy. If you're looking to quit your job, do some side hustling, or have already made the plunge, lez do some math.

Key Takeaways:

  • Finances: How much do you need to maintain your lifestyle
  • Pricing: Figure out how much to charge.
  • Budgeting your time so you can maintain your side hustles.
  • Keeping track: Set up an organizational system for yourself so you don't get overwhelmed.


Webinar includes access to spreadsheets that help you calculate:

  • What is my hourly based on my salary?
  • If you have money saved up, how long will that last you?
  • What do you need to make each week?
  • If you don't make enough this month, but make more next month, how does that affect your runway?
  • How much time do you need to work each week? 


About the Instructor
A creator, digital designer, and entrepreneur at heart, Puno is the Founder of ilovecreatives, a platform connecting creatives working that slashie life. She also created PeopleMap.co, an Instagram marketing tool where you can analyze your Instagram marketing efforts and strategically build an organic community.

 

FUNDRAISING BASICS: PITCH AND FUND YOUR IDEA THROUGH BRAND PARTNERSHIPS / FREE

Does the idea of fundraising make your head spin? Are you in need of sponsorship but no clue how - or who - to pitch? This free Skillshare class is a beginners course for anyone curious about how to establish brand partnerships and raise the funds to make your ideas happen.

Key takeaways:

  • Who to pitch
  • Pitching techniques
  • Timing
  • Pricing
  • Tracking outreach
  • How to close

About the instructor

Claire Wasserman is the Founder of Ladies Get Paid. Throughout her career, she has raised millions of dollars and formed dozens of brand partnerships. Check out her website for more details.