Straighten Out Your Business With These Events For The End of August
When you spend 99.9999% of your waking moments building something from scratch time, becomes an even more precious commodity than when you were filing taxes with W-2s. To save some precious moments I’ve culled five events for the next two weeks happening in Brooklyn that are about work, play and a little bit of both for tech, entrepreneurs and creators in general:
Monday August 17
SuperTasker and Etsy Discuss The Rise of The Creative Economy. FREE. 6:30pm- 8:30pm.
Etsy and Super Tasker are going to discuss how they’ve impacted the creative economy allowing super creatives to prosper. It doesn’t say it explicitly, but expect a soft-sell-how-to guide-best-practices-sort-of-spiel on how to get your shop up and running on the platforms. In talking about how your service benefits your end users I’m assuming they’ll also delve into business development (the inside mechanisms that makes a business run well) because that’s what’s these platforms are supposed to do-make the back end of running an online store including collecting moolah less daunting.
BEST FOR: Entrepreneurs who sell and make stuff wanting to learn more about business development Etsy-style
Wednesday Aug 19
Media Center in New York Conversations on Entrepreneurial Change: The Conference (Malmo). FREE. 9:45am-12:30pm
This talk will go over the cross-sections of leadership, entrepreneurism with a dash of social change for good measure. Nicole Yershon Director of Innovation Solutions at Oglivy Labs and Danya Cheskis-Gold Director of Community at Spark Capital, a venture capital firm, will speak. Parts of the event will be live-streamed, but this is an event best for in-person attendance if you can manage it.
BEST FOR: Entrepreneurs looking to network with bigwigs
Career Night At The CC. 6:30pm-9pm. FREE
If you’re considering a career in journalism come speak with someone’s who been around the block- freelance reporter Keith Griffith and John Enyame Tech Talent Manager at CUNY Central. The two men will walk you through the process of job searching in the competitive industry of cat videos and pizza memes. Just kidding: you’ll be be ready to break news on the latest turf wars in your ‘hood in no time after this pep talk. The event will be live streamed using Periscope under the account @SuperHarbor. (Full disclosure: I’m planning this shindig).
BEST FOR: Job seekers/ journalists and writers
Wednesday, August 26
10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business FREE. 5PM-7PM
According to the department specially headed to help entrepreneurs in New York City attendees will learn how to write a business plan, determine your business’ legal structure, bookkeeping, navigate permits and licenses and obtain financing. The whole session is less than two hours so don’t expect anything too in-depth, but the part about obtaining licenses and permits in NYC’s infamously complex bureaucracy will be worth it alone.
BEST FOR: Entrepreneurs wanting to learn the ropes
Thursday, August 27
Code. Drink. Talk: Bushwick. Rooftop Party. $5 donation. 7:30pm-?Celebrate this Meetup’s second birthday while it’s still warm out with a rooftop party in Brooklyn’s trendiest ‘hood-Bushwick. A networking group comprised of laid back, but hard-working residents, new and old, in the tech and related fields attendees should BYOB or donate $5 towards the booze. Attendees are encouraged to demo their latest side project.
BEST FOR: Go getters looking to chill out and network with their fellow trendsetters
All the business advice in the world won’t do the work for you so get at it!