FREELANCE BUSINESS MONTH

VIRTUAL
1-31 OCTOBER 2020: Events for freelancers on one platform

WHEN YOU HAVE A WHOLE MONTH INSTEAD OF A DAY.
About the Freelance Business Month 2020
The Freelance Business Month is an initiative designed to unite European freelance ecosystem and to show the power of growing independent businesses. With the key focus on independent professionals in Europe, the event will last the entire month and be the epicentre of cultivating ideas, knowledge, skills sharing and learning new tools that enhance freelance productivity and efficiency.

The event will take place during October, on an online platform, accessible to anyone, where attendees can join online sessions, workshops, masterclasses, present their own expertise, learn about new products, connect with each other via powerful AI matchmaking and initiate their own sessions, discussions or round-tables.

#freelancebusiness #freelancebusinessmonth


What we are building up to
Freelance Business Month is turning into the central cornerstone of the freelance movement
31 days
of events and activities run by various freelance organisations in October.

1 place
1 platform where all the sessions, meetings and interactions will be taking place. The synergy will be amazing!
1000+
1000+ attendees within the movement and we invite you to be a part of it.
Programme-at-a-glace
In the unique setting of the event platform you will be able to construct your own agenda.
1
The Future of Freelancing
Week 1 (1 - 4 October)
Learn and get inspired by where the freelancing is going in Europe and worldwide. Inspirational talks from the renowned leaders from various industries.
2
Starting Freelancing
Week 2 (5 - 11 October)
Set of presentations and masterclasses about how to kick off your independent career. Whether you are only starting or need to rethink your freelance business, you will find inspiration and skill trainings to boost your marketing, sales, improve your networking skills, enhance your branding or simply hear personal stories and learn what you should avoid.
3
Growing Freelancing
Week 3 ( 12 - 18 October)
Your next level of awesomeness. Like an athlete, you constantly need to push boundaries to achieve new heights: sharpen your mindset, learn how to avoid mental booby traps, be the best in your sales and marketing, learn growth hacking techniques and more... oh yes, stories of successes and failures to show that you are not alone in your struggles.
4
European Freelance Week / Freelance Ecosystem
Week 4 (16 - 25 October)
Celebrating the European Freelance Week and learning about the freelance ecosystem. Knowing in which direction this domain is growing will definitely give you food for though and perhaps ideas for your business.
5
Future of Work and HR
Week 5 (26 - 31 October)
With this event we want to bringing about change. #Futureofwork and #freelancebusiness is on the same side of the medal. During this week we will host talks about how HR and talent acquisition strategies are changing to welcome more independent profs.
During the entire month of October,
freelancers and partners will be able to
Access hundreds of sessions, speakers and keynotes
Build connections with like-minded professionals
Schedule video meetings and round-tables on the topic of their choice
Learn about the freelance eco-system
What you will learn
1
The State of the Freelance Economy in Europe
  • Opportunities for freelancers
  • Cross-border business relationships (how it affects freelancers tax and income; optimisation possibilities)
  • How to operate in the freelance digital world
  • How organisations should prepare to address the growing need of freelancers
2
Starting a freelance business
  • Developing the right mind-set
  • Prepare for your first client (where to find clients, how to pitch, how to develop the value proposition)
  • Beginners marketing
  • Automatisation (tools to optimise your time and work)
3
Growing a freelance business
  • Finances and tax optimisation
  • Finding resources, going for investments
  • Forming partnerships
  • Legal aspects of growing business
  • Creating a brand online and offline
  • Price-setting and negotiations
  • Find a mentor
  • Soft skills development (how to influence, how to sell, how to communicate)
  • How to differentiate and win
4
Learn about the freelance eco-system
  • Who can support your freelance business
  • Which tools and services are available to take the burden of your administration
  • Where to access training and support
  • Where to seek inspiration and motivation to continue your journey
Registration
Pick a ticket that describes you the best, tick the box, press 'Continue'.
The event is free; no payment is required. If you feel like it, you can enter any amount to cheer us up.
Freelance Business Month Virtual runs in partnership with the European Freelancers Week

European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek) is the largest annual celebration of the independent workforce, encouraging millions of Europeans to discover the benefits of the Freelance Economy. European Freelancers Week is a series of events and actions created by and for independent workers held in different locations in October.

The events inspire freelancers to join together to improve their independent careers through learning, skill sharing, networking and political action. Anyone can propose an event to be added to the platform calendar. Event formats include talks, workshops and networking sessions.

#EFWeek is made up of a series of independent events, under a united theme and branding, in a range of European countries. It has the approximate direct reach to 3.6 million freelance workers, and this year's events promises a slew of new initiatives.

#EFWeek is coordinated by a strong coalition of national freelancers' associations across 11 EU countries, namely Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, and Sweden.

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