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Lessons learned by growing from a freelancer to a six-figure business owner
Katya will share insights, resources, and tools your audience can apply to their own business to do things better, faster, easier. We'll cover market fit, outsourcing, setting goals, growth mindset, and more.
Fascinating story of how changes bring new unexpected opportunities. Dealing with uncertainties, embracing the change: this year marks Mike's 30 years as freelancer. How did he manage the different aspects of the uncertainty of being self-employed? Mike will translate his own experiences in practical tips for FBD participants.
Time is the most precious resource we have. How to handle it carefully so we can do more in the time you have for your job. In this session, get the answers to the following questions: the importance of good planning and how to deal with deadlines; how to get those tasks out of your mailbox combining several clients and projects; and which tools can help you to stay organised.
Many freelancers dream to be broadly recognised as an authority and thought leader in their particular field of work. What are the most important tactical and strategic steps that you should consider? And what kind of risks and sacrifices does it involve?
Have you ever dreamed to leave Belgium when it's -5°? Why not live in Thailand for a while? As a digital nomad, your home is where your laptop is. I wrote this description in Seoul. When I meet you, I'll be living in Brussels. My income and routines won't change. The world is your playground. Ready to take your one-way ticket?
How to deal with common problems that comes on your path as a starter
Recognizing the obstacles that come at you as a freelancer is the first step towards overcoming them. Most common challenges are related to 4 simple questions your business will ask when starting up and growing further. In this talk, you will find out what questions and how to answer them.
To avoid disappointment, frustration and panic after the magical feeling of kicking off a new business, it is very smart and wise to step away from the passion and emotion and to think about the art of making a business successful. What does it take to bring your idea to the market? Why do you do it? How and for whom? What are the secrets of a profitable launch?
How to build your sales machine after helping +200 scale-ups. We'll go into the strategy and tactics to build fuel and velocity of your sales engine. This speech is filled with hands-on material and use-cases that you can implement immediately. Next to this you'll get tons of energy and motivation on how to swim that lake of rejection of that sales can be.
As a freelancer, there is never enough time to market your own business. But you have to, in order to survive in these challenging and highly competitive markets. Thierry shares hands-on advice, tips, tricks and proven routines to promote your business tomorrow without spending ridiculous amounts of money and time.
Although pricing is a crucial element of the sales and marketing strategy, it is often the most challenging step. What kind of pricing model you need to choose? Who influences pricing? How many price levels do you need? What about upgrading or downgrading your price? Why not adapting your offering instead of your price?
Do you feel stuck, unfulfilled and dream of becoming your own boss? I'll share my experience of how I transformed frustration and unhappiness to living a life by design. You'll walk away with 5 key concepts to an empowered business and lifestyle.
A proven 5-step path to finding and signing your first freelance customer
The Internet provides virtually unlimited opportunity, but unlimited opportunity can create the single biggest threat to budding business owners: confusion. This session will help aspiring freelancers get clear on what to do, how to do it, and who to do it for, so that they can start building their own freedom business.
Shane Breslin, Online Business Specialist, B2B Digital Pro, Ireland (NO SLIDES)
Closing keynote: Adventure of an entrepreneur
Quentin is an entrepreneur and will share how he started his business without money, raised 90K for an idea having a power point presentation only, hired his first employee, opened two offices, received an award for the most innovative Belgian company of the year, made an exit and continued - a wonderful (and disastrous) adventure of a serial entrepreneur who faced bankruptcy four times.