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 Sacramento’s first-ever Freelance Camp is coming October 17. Freelance Camps—whose motto is “In Business for Yourself, Not by Yourself”—offer a venue for freelancers and self-employed people to discuss and explore different approaches to running a successful freelance business or service company.

Freelance Camps are a revolutionary form of user-generated events—also known as “unconferences”—whose content is fully provided by the participants. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. Each camp is run by a local team of volunteers and is put on for the benefit of the community (not profit).

Freelance Camps are highly productive, yet informal gatherings where businesspeople can share their expertise with each other. They are a radical break from routine business conferences. Rather than sit back and be talked to, participants select topics they’re interested in and then break into discussion groups. To date, dozens of Freelance Camps have been held on three continents, with more cropping up almost daily.

Who should attend? Anyone who provides business services (or is considering it) is a perfect fit: designers, accountants, bloggers,  journalists, realtors, lawyers, carpenters, engineers, financial advisers, marketers, salespeople, musicians, artists, inventors and more. All types of business owners are encouraged to come to provide a balanced perspective. Participants can:

* Get experience-based answers to questions
* Network and meet people running successful freelance businesses
* Form partnerships and collaborate
* Find clients
* Help others and be a person of influence

Enrollment in the Sacramento Freelance Camp includes a full day of informative seminars, networking and connection opportunities, breakfast, lunch and an after party for participants.

Hosted by The Urban Hive co-working center in midtown Sacramento, this is the event that local freelancers, self-employed people and small business owners will not want to miss.

Freelance Camps are not-for-profit, volunteer-run events. Any leftover proceeds are donated to a charity of the organizer’s choice.

Date: October 17, 2009

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (After party to follow)

Location: The Urban Hive, 1931 H Street, Sacramento, 95811

For more information: Janna Marlies Santoro, 916-837-1646

Website: http://www.freelancecamp.org

Twitter:  #freelancecamp

Registration:  http://freelancecampsacramento.eventbrite.com/

For sponsorship information, contact Janna Marlies Santoro.

Sponsors include:

The Urban Hive (theurbanhive.com)

Cassia Communications (cassiacommunications.wordpress.com)

Sacramento Marketing Labs (sacramentomarketinglabs.com)

 

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