New Options in Health Insurance for Freelance Business Owners

Freelancers can now join professional associations to purchase health insurance, but options end soon. Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace opened Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15. Plans take effect Jan. 1, 2019. The end-of-year scramble follows changes the U.S. Department of Labor finalized in June 2018 following a presidential order to

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“And What Do You Do?” Answering this Question the Right Way

One of the joys of freelancing is the control you have over who you take on as clients, how you present yourself, and more. One of the aggravations of freelancing is, well, the same stuff as the joys. In particular, many freelancers have a hard time describing what they do in a way that not

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Making Taxes Painless with Painless1099

Finding work, managing client expectations, and then finding the time to actually do the work that you got hired for – you’re no stranger to the laundry list of responsibilities that come with being a freelancer. You may even be privy to the changes in financial responsibilities that, because we are so used to having

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Looking Back on #FREECON 2017

#FREECON17 was by far the most interactive and engaging event to date … but the best surprise for us was the amount of people we met that came in from other states and countries! Yep, 60% of attendees for 2017 came to Austin from across the country as well as Amsterdam, Ukraine and Canada. What

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#FREECON Speaker, Luis Vazquez on Introverts Selling

Our founder, Emily Leach interviewed Luis Vazquez, to learn a little more about who he is, his journey into teaching introverts selling skills and his talk at #FREECON17 in September. Learn more at www.freelanceconference.com Luis shares how the key to success as an introvert is authenticity, knowing yourself and embracing the strength of being introverted.

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The Future of Work: An Interactive Summer Series Austin-June

Last week the Freelance Conference team journeyed up to Dallas to meet with a new audience and four new panelists, to discuss the future of work. On this panel, sat Amy Margaret King of GoodWork, Craig Hulse, Director of Economic Development for the city of North Richland Hills, Nithya Govindasamy of Paul Quinn College and

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atx FACTORY Coworking Space Tour 6-2017

atx FACTORY is located at 5323 Levander Loop, Austin, TX 78702 https://www.atxfactory.com/ We are atx FACTORY. Home to your best life’s work. We are for the hustlers that prefer to pause and be present from time to time versus the 24/hour hustle & bustle. Enter the entrepreneurs, free agents, agencies, and virtual workers, the satellite

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Createscape Coworking Space Tour 6-2017

Createscape Coworking is located at 701 Tillery Street, Suite A3, Box #21, Austin, TX 78702 http://createscapework.co/ Createscape is a coworking office space in the heart of Austin, Texas. When planning our creative office space, we focused on design aesthetics and an open-workplace environment for freelancers, startups, remote teams, non-profits, and small business entrepreneurs to WORK,

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The Future of Work: An Interactive Summer Series Austin-June

This summer, the people behind the Freelancer’s Conference are taking to 4 cities in Texas, to talk about the “Future of Work” each with three unique topics specifically designed to discuss topics that are pertinent to freelancers.  The first talk was held in Austin and discussed in general terms, what the Future of Work meant

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Building Your Tribe

Host Josh Hoffman talks with Emily Leach, who founded the Texas Freelance Association in 2015 as the first statewide association of freelance workers in the USA. The inspiration for that project came out of the launch of The Freelance Conference in 2014, which is now coming up on its third year. Josh and Emily cover

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