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 at GEW: Chase Your Passion

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.

Chase Your Passion

Join fellow FX member and illustrator, Ben Lee, as he explains how to turn your passion into your business. Consider the ins and outs, challenges and benefits of being a maker and creator in the gig-economy.

Friday, November 16, 12–1:30 p.m.

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

FX at GEW: The Value and Versatility of Quality Visuals

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.

The Value & Versatility of Quality Visuals

Photography and visuals expert, as well as our own FX Vice President, Jason Dailey will share how quality images and video, including drone video, can make or break your marketing efforts—and dramatically increase conversions and ROI.

Friday, November 16, 10–11:30 a.m.

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

FX at GEW: The Gig Economy Revisited: Failure, Corporate Life & Hustle

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.

FX at GEW: The Gig Economy Revisited: Failure, Corporate Life & Hustle

FX founder and solopreneur expert Julie Cortés joins panelists to discuss what being a part of the gig economy means. They’ll dive into work, life and what it means to succeed on our own.

Thursday, November 15, 6–7:30 p.m.

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

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: 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

FX at GEW: Solopreneurship 101

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.

Solopreneurship 101

If you’re thinking of pursuing a small business or just want to start moonlighting, FX founder and solopreneur expert Julie Cortés will enlighten you. Learn the essentials: pricing, estimates, contracts, self-promo tricks and how to get clients.

Monday, November 12, 10–11:30 a.m.

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