All posts filed under: Entrepreneurship

10 Highly Recommended 2018 Conferences for Young Entrepreneurs

There are many events geared towards entrepreneurs that take place every year. Here are a few that will allow you to network, make friends, and learn something in your fields of interest in one setting. Cost: $250 | New York, Dubai, Los Angeles (Begins in February) SIMPLY Stylist strives to connect fashion, beauty, and entrepreneurial mavens brands and create opportunities to network, inspire, and learn. Ten percent of their proceeds are sent to Love Is Louder. Get 30% off through Redbury. __________ Cost: $200+ | Multiple Cities/Six Continents (February 26 – November) This five-day conference focuses on how social media and technology are changing business, society, and culture around the world. In the past their conferences have consisted of tips on copyright and clearance of content, conversations with influential leaders of the web, and millennials from Forbes’ Under-30 list. __________ Cost: $500-1250 | Austin, TX (March 9-17) South by Southwest features a variety of tracks that allow attendees to cater their experience to their many interests. The 24 tracks of programming include topics within the worlds of film, culture, music, and …

How Do You Protect Yourself From Bad Clients

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
I am always talking about putting yourself out there, pushing yourself forward to meet your clients’ needs, while there are plenty of great clients out there, there are nasty ones as well, right down to scammers who would, without a blink of an eye, take your work and not pay you. Worst case, they blacklist you. To me, a loss of profits is a part of doing business, however, it is a matter of integrity and your precious time, effort and work that does not get the appreciation it deserves. So to all the freelancers out there, today I am going to run some tips on how to protect yourself. Use 3rd Party Platforms When you are communicating with your clients, unless you are a company, it is probably hard to pursue a lawsuit if your client decides not to pay you in the end. Using 3rd party platforms will protect you as they most likely adopt the escrow system where they will charge your client first and hold on to…

Why Can’t I Social Media?

Originally posted on One Guy in Portland:
So obviously as part of the millennials I should be very proficient handling myself on all the little social sites. When in truth I have the skill on these sites equivalent to a stack of pancakes. I barely update status, tweeting is absurd to me and Instagram is still just a very fast measure of weight. I know how to use it and apply it towards businesses and how to advertise. Studied that and really learned how to get the hooks in in any possibly imagined. I just do not feel like using all of it for this blog. Doing advertising for this blog like I would a hardcore business position would just make it feel hollow. Over time I kinda learned I do not need people on here ever day I just want people to grow and I want to keep myself honest on my projects. Maybe, I can even do an opinion piece or tell a story. It has been slow as of late and as…