Portland and Seattle ladies! Whether you have a successful design business already or are just thinking about making your craft hobby a full-time gig, you have to go to the design*sponge Biz Lady Meet-up. This is one of the most useful informational events you will ever attend, not to mention one of the best networking opportunities available. The San Francisco meet-up is what inspired me to start this blog in the first place, so GO GO GO!
You’re supposed to RSVP but at this point, the ever gracious Ms. Grace Bonney is letting folks in anyway. The event is free, but it is polite to bring a snack or drink to share with the group.
The meet-up is structured as a round-robin. There are four speakers, who will speak about business financials, press and marketing, retail/wholesale, and successfully balancing life and work. Everyone divides into smaller groups of four and spends about 20 minutes with each speaker before rotating to the next. Bring a notebook and a lot of business cards with you and get ready to meet a lot of other very cool, like-minded BizMisses. I met the super funny and very talented Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop at the SF event.
I cannot stress the awesomeness of this event enough. If can go, go. I promise, you’ll thank me for it.