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PyraDEAL: Free Self-Employment Class for Media Pass Holders

Self-Employment 101 - Pyragraph

We’re testing a series of classes on entrepreneurship and self-employment, starting Wednesday March 23, 6pm-7:30pm. The cost is $15—BUT if you’ve bought a Pyragraph Media Pass, you can attend in person in Albuquerque for FREE. Media Pass holders, make sure you’re logged in, and you’ll find a discount code at the bottom of this post. (If you haven’t purchased a Pyragraph Media Pass, please consider buying one!) Another option is to attend via Google Hangout which is free for anyone; if you’re willing to be our guinea pig (we’re not totally up to speed on multi-user Hangouts), please enter your info at the bottom of the page…and bear with us during the workshop.

Self-Employment 101: Business Workshop for Creatives
Wednesday March 23, 6pm – 7:30pm
Pyragraph Studios, 1715 5th St. NW (across from The Kosmos)
Cost: $15, FREE for Pyragraph Media Pass holders (discount code at the bottom of this post)

Class Description: Plenty of artists, craftspeople and creatives of all kinds have awesome skills at making things or providing services like photography or interior design—but not a clue about how to turn those skills into a business. If you have a product or service you’d like to offer but don’t consider yourself a “businessperson,” you’re in good company.

This class, taught by Peri Pakroo, will offer practical, detailed information about how to develop your creative idea, product or service into a profitable business, with success defined on your own terms. Topics will include basic business concepts, business planning, how to structure your business, cost-effective marketing techniques, financial management basics and more.

This class will cover:

  • Defining your vision for your creative business and for your self-employed life, including your definition of success, and the type and scale of business you want to start.
  • Understanding what makes a profitable market, and developing and refining your business idea so that it targets one.
  • Tackling start-up hurdles and the small business bureaucracy, including choosing and creating a legal business structure, getting tax identification numbers, obtaining any necessary licenses/permits.
  • Business plan basics, including a basic template for a business plan and understanding basic financials.

Class is limited to 8 participants.

About the Instructor: Peri Pakroo is a business author and coach, specializing in creative and smart strategies for self-employment and small business. She is the author of several top-selling books including The Small Business Start-Up Kit, The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit and Starting & Building a Nonprofit, all published by Nolo. She is the Founder, Publisher and Editor of Pyragraph, an online career and lifestyle magazine featuring daily posts from working creatives worldwide.

Pyragraph Media Pass holders: Make sure you’re logged in to see your FREE discount code below, in the pink box.

Registration for In-Person Attendance


Google Hangout Registration

DISCOUNT CODE: Use the code FREECLASS and you’ll be registered for free!

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