FX November Luncheon

Finding Your Freelance Financial Foundation

Come learn strategies that can help you grow for later what you’re working so hard for today.

Join us for our monthly lunch and learn, when Certified Financial Planner® Brandy Branstetter will educate and empower us with tips for big-picture financial planning.

As freelancers, the endless cycle of prospecting, producing and admin often leaves little time—and for some, even less interest—to plan for the years ahead. A freelancer of sorts herself, Brandy founded Fresh Financial Planning in 2015, and knows all too well the ups and downs of cyclical income, and how to manage personal and family finances.

Brandy will cover these points at a high level:

  • Why it’s important to start thinking about your future today.
  • How to effectively save for short-term and long-term financial goals when living on a variable income.
  • How to utilize asset allocation for the best outcome for your future.
  • Know the difference between “tax-later, tax-now and tax-never again” savings vehicles.
  • Practical and easy retirement plan solutions for self-employed individuals.

About the speaker: Brandy Branstetter, CFP, founded Fresh Financial Planning following years of experience working for traditional wealth management firms. Seeking to create a more comprehensive and holistic relationship with her clients—and noticing a lack of engagement with female clients—she saw an opportunity to better serve them by striking out on her own. Though her clientele is mostly female, the guiding principles of her practice are universally applicable. A finance graduate of the University of Tulsa, Brandy in 2017 earned her Certified Financial Planning Certificate from Northwestern University.

Friday, November 30th
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Check-in & networking begin at 11:30 a.m.
Presentation begins at Noon.
Lunch served at Noon.

Maloney’s Sports Bar & Grill
7201 West 79th Street, Overland Park

Cost: $20 Members & Associate Members, $35 Nonmembers
Cost includes presentation, meal, beverage, tax and tip.
Anyone is welcome to attend at the appropriate rate. Non-members who register at the member rate will be asked to pay the remainder/difference upon arrival. Space is limited. To ensure your spot, RSVP NO LATER than the deadline, November 28, 11 p.m. Due to venue requirements and advance ordering, we regret to inform you that cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice cannot be refunded.

FX November Happy Hour

Join us for our next Happy Hour, Thursday, Nov. 15th from 5–7 p.m., at The Bar in Mission, KS. A time to relax and hang out while getting to know FX members and other creative minds. Come and go as you please. FX will provide light appetizers. Members and nonmembers are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

Freelancer. Contractor. Consultant. Whatever you call it, this is for you.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Bar
6101 Johnson Dr.
Mission, KS

FX at GEW: DIY Branding for (Scrappy) Entrepreneurs

FX at Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the makers, innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, it has since expanded to more than 160 countries. Here in KC, #GEWKC 2018 will be celebrated with more than 170 events and thousands of attendees.

The Freelance Exchange is proud to support the entrepreneurial community by sharing our expertise at these free events in Plexpod Westport Commons in Kansas City.

DIY Branding for (Scrappy) Entrepreneurs

Brand expert, and FX President Cami Travis-Groves will share a handy checklist of everything your brand encompasses. She’ll also explain what on that list you, as a scrappy entrepreneur, can safely do yourself and what you really need to leave to the experts.

Wednesday, November 14, 2–3:30 p.m.

Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E. 39th St.
Kansas City, MO

FX at GEW: Need Marketing Help? What to Expect When Hiring Professional Freelancers

FX at Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the makers, innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, it has since expanded to more than 160 countries. Here in KC, #GEWKC 2018 will be celebrated with more than 170 events and thousands of attendees.

The Freelance Exchange is proud to support the entrepreneurial community by sharing our expertise at these free events in Plexpod Westport Commons in Kansas City.

Need Marketing Help? What to Expect When Hiring Professional Freelancers

Need an extra hand or fresh perspective when it comes to your marketing efforts? Where can you find good freelancers? And what should you expect if you want to hire them? Should you use a contract? What about deposits? Hear from the professionals who lead The Freelance Exchange in this panel discussion about what you should expect when hiring professional freelance talent.

Panelists: Founder Julie Cortés; President Cami Travis-Groves; and Vice President Jason Dailey
Moderator: Programs Director Byron Ginsberg

Wednesday, November 14, 2–3:30 p.m.

Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E. 39th St.
Kansas City, MO

FX at GEW: Provide a Service? Learn How to Get Your Clients to Love You

FX at Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the makers, innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, it has since expanded to more than 160 countries. Here in KC, #GEWKC 2018 will be celebrated with more than 170 events and thousands of attendees.

The Freelance Exchange is proud to support the entrepreneurial community by sharing our expertise at these free events in Plexpod Westport Commons in Kansas City.

Provide a Service? Learn How to Get Your Clients to Love You

In her 25+ years as a designer, one of the things freelance coach and FX President Cami Travis-Groves has excelled at is creating long-term, loyal clients. Join us to learn the three things clients hate, the three things they love, and her simple methods for making your clients fall in love with you.

Wednesday, November 14, 10–11:30 a.m.

Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E. 39th St.
Kansas City, MO

FX at GEW: Social Media Tips and Tricks for Solopreneurs

FX at Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the makers, innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, it has since expanded to more than 160 countries. Here in KC, #GEWKC 2018 will be celebrated with more than 170 events and thousands of attendees.

The Freelance Exchange is proud to support the entrepreneurial community by sharing our expertise at these free events in Plexpod Westport Commons in Kansas City.

Social Media Tips and Tricks for Solopreneurs

Join us as social media expert, and Freelance Exchange Social Media Director, Alexis Ceule shares her wealth of knowledge. Social media is changing weekly—if not daily—and Alexis’ experience as a community manager for clients near and far will help you get in-the-know. Her experience dates to 2008 and, in order to stay up to speed, she says, “There are a handful of blogs, YouTubers and podcasters I stalk daily. Social networks are changing in good ways now and only getting more interesting.” Working for brands including Big Slick, ReeceNichols and the Alzheimer’s Association has allowed Alexis to specialize in social media content, consulting, training and strategy. 

Tuesday, November 13, 12–1:30 p.m.

Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E. 39th St.
Kansas City, MO

FX at GEW: What is UX, and Why Do I Need It?

FX at Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the makers, innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, it has since expanded to more than 160 countries. Here in KC, #GEWKC 2018 will be celebrated with more than 170 events and thousands of attendees.

The Freelance Exchange is proud to support the entrepreneurial community by sharing our expertise at these free events in Plexpod Westport Commons in Kansas City.

What is UX, and Why Do I Need It?

Join user experience (UX) expert and fellow Freelance Exchange member Sally Holman-Hebert as she offers basics of what UX is, how to identify the bad as well as the good, and why it’s crucial to your digital products (think website) and your business’ success.

Monday, November 12, 2–3:30 p.m.

Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E. 39th St.
Kansas City, MO

Partner Event: PrintOberfest

Join PIA MidAmerica’s 2018 PrintOberfest! Fun, networking, drinks & food, with a special appearance from Ron Burgundy (The Anchorman). Also: 2018 Graphic Excellence winners gallery, games & prizes and a chance to mingle with design & print industry peers.

PARTNER ALLEY
• Network and discuss real-world solutions with local suppliers

GRAPHEX AWARD WINNERS
• Browse locally, regionally & internationally recognized print pieces

RAFFLE
• Designing for Print books, additional prizes

TICKETS
• $20/per person includes open bar (beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks) and heavy hors d’oeuvres (German flair)

Tuesday, November 6th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

This event typically sells out fast, so register soon!

For more information and registration, click here.

FX October Luncheon

Fine-tuning the Tension in Your Work, Home and Creativity

As heads of businesses and heads of households, we can’t take care of either if we’re not taking care of ourselves first.

Join us as we learn how to optimize self-care to fuel our work/life success. With nearly 40 exhibitors and 100+ attendees at our recent Portfolio Showcase event, and 16.5 million U.S. workers involved in solo or non-traditional work roles – according to a 2018 United States Department of Labor report – you’ll be in excellent company knowing that you are not alone in your pursuits.

Dr. Damon Heybrock of Westwood-based Health Studio KC will address how to achieve a proper balance of mind, body and soul, and nutrition, exercise and rest as a business owner and operator. You’ll learn how to be more proactive, to manage external influences, and to avoid reactive health issues and their consequences.

Dr. Heybrock is a Direct Primary Care provider, and has spent 10 years working in a unique corporate primary care clinic focused on promoting the doctor/patient relationship with longer appointment times and where patients have improved access to their physician.

Friday, October 26th
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Check-in & networking begin at 11:30 a.m.
Presentation begins at Noon.
Lunch served at Noon.

Summit Grill
520 W. 75th St., Kansas City, MO

Cost: $20 Members & Associate Members, $35 Nonmembers
Cost includes presentation, meal, beverage, tax and tip.

Register by 11 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Anyone is welcome to attend at the appropriate rate. Non-members who register at the member rate will be asked to pay the remainder/difference upon arrival.

Space is limited. To ensure your spot, REGISTER NO LATER than the deadline. Due to venue requirements and advance ordering, we regret to inform you that cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice cannot be refunded.

Partner Event: SPARK KC

Join The Freelance Exchange at this year’s Career Fair during SPARK KC.

Are you curious about advertising? Want to discover what advertising jobs are available? If you answered yes, SPARK KC is the event for you. It’s a day full of learning about the different advertising roles and time for students to speak with companies face to face.

What can you expect?

We’ll ignite your passion with speakers who talk about their experiences in advertising, recruiters who can give you the inside scoop on how to land the job and young professionals who will share their own career journeys.

There will also be time for you to review your resume or portfolio with ad agency professionals who can help you navigate the world of advertising. Finally, we’ll cap it off with a career fair so you can hunt for opportunities.

Join us on October 19 and discover the world of advertising.

The career fair is 3–5:30 p.m. — look for the hot pink banner and come say hello!

For more registration information, click here.