This roundtable discussion focuses on topics around freelancing and running your own small business. Discover from the experience of others that there's more than just being good at what you do. This discussion covers the business of being an independent business owner. We address topics relating to what type of business you should form, marketing and advertising, financing, and paying yourself. Many freelance designers are very skilled engineers and artists. This session takes an approach that keeps that in mind. Learn about community resources and online tools that make managing your business easier so you can focus on your clients.
- Identify what it takes to start and run your own freelance business
- Explain the different types of business entities and which one could be best for your business
- Find local, state, and federal business resources to help you establish and grow as a freelancer
- Discover online tools that can make operating your business simpler
Steven Schain is the post-production supervisor for all CADLearning products from 4D Technologies, as well as the content development manager of CADLearning's Media & Entertainment products for Autodesk, Inc. software, including 3ds Max and Maya . In 1998, Autodesk recognized Steven as one of only 16 Autodesk Training specialists worldwide. He has since contributed to Autodesk's certified courseware for 9 releases of 3ds Max, was a co-developer of Autodesk's ACI Program and 3ds Max’s fundamental standards, and is currently an Autodesk Certified Instructor. As a premier Autodesk trainer, he has continued teaching end users, companies, and many others, including The Walt Disney Company, Guess, and the United States Army. As a 7-year veteran of Autodesk University, Steven has taught classes ranging from creating particle fountains in 3ds Max, to classes on 3D printing and entrepreneurship.