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The Entrepreneur in You: A Designers Roundtable

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    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.

    Key Learnings

    • 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