Happened
Thu, Oct 10th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Wedge Table
2412 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis MN 55404

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Connect with local creative solopreneurs and build your contact list

Networking is a widely accepted business practice. But not everyone feels confident in how to go about it effectively. What skills do you need to make connections and build business relationships? Join us to share tips on how to master the art of networking as a solopreneur.
We’ll explore these topics:
  • How to present yourself and make a positive impression
  • How to offer value and make genuine connections
  • Best networking environments for Solos from events to LinkedIn
Please bring a tip or a story to share. Questions for the group are welcome, too.
Warm up with this 2 minute read on networking tips.
We hope to see you there!

Schedule

12:00 – 1:00 PM Creative Solopreneurs Meeting
Monthly meeting of independent creatives sponsored by AIGA MN.

Join us for an insightful discussion on topics relevant to people working in the creative economy. Meet other local, independent freelancers, consultants, small business owners, and entrepreneurs over hot coffee or a delicious lunch, available for purchase from our friends at The Wedge Table.

No fee, registration, or advanced RSVP is required. All creative solopreneurs are welcome.

Open networking afterward.

Recent Solopreneur meetings

  • Design Heroes
  • The Summer of Money: Riding the Revenue Rollercoaster
  • The Summer of Money: How Much? Solopreneurs Who Sell
  • The Summer of Money: How Much? Pricing for Creative Solopreneurs
  • Breakthrough Creative: Building Your Brand by Sharing Your Work
  • Breakthrough Creative: Your Practice
  • Breakthrough Creative: Your Brand
  • Get Productive: Tools & Tips
  • Driving Accountability and Overcoming Resistance

Contact Leadership

Melissa Kalinowski and Carla Januska
Melissa Kalinowski and Carla Januska
Solopreneurs CoChairs
Melissa Kalinowski
Melissa Kalinowski is the founder of Think Upswing, a marketing consultancy serving independent creatives. Melissa guides bright creatives to focus attention and bring their expertise into a specialty or niche market to find clients. She offers strategies for positioning, marketing and business development.

Carla Januska
Carla Januska is the founder of Smart Hive, a strategic consultancy
using data to design better experiences. Carla is a firm believer in using consistent, creative visualization to drive brand and marketing. She uses data-driven storytelling to create unique, ownable experiences across multiple platforms.