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Brooklyn Freelancers Union SPARK: Project scoping for freelancers

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Welcome to Freelancers Union SPARK!

We host meetups for freelancers by freelancers: we invite you to bring your expertise, questions, and elevator pitches to the table to workshop and discuss. 

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month (and our Facebook group for in-between events) to meet other entrepreneurs in the area, get inspired, and talk about stuff like...

October SPARK: Setting client expectations: Project scoping for freelancers

Are you just starting out and have no idea what to charge for your work? An experienced freelancer curious how to prevent client issues from arising mid-project?

This interactive workshop will walk you through best practices for scoping projects, from setting rates to setting boundaries. You don’t have to figure it all out alone!

We’ll cover:

  • How to clearly scope your project--and why it matters

  • Guidelines for setting rates

  • Avoiding issues with clients

October's Spark will be having a guest speaker, Margina Dennis, B.A. Esthetician 

Margina Dennis has making the world a little more beautiful for over 15 years.  She has worked her magic on celebrities such as Tracy Morgan, Jane Lynch, Lea Michelle, and Tom Brady and it's been seen on screens big and small.  Her work has graced the pages Teen Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, and L’Officiel Homme;  hired on campaigns/commercials  for MCM, CVS, Hugo Boss, and Target.   Her approach to her work  is to keep it simple.  “I’m a firm believer in keeping people looking like themselves, enhancing the look so that they can be the best that they can be.  I call it “You 2.0’.”


In addition to her makeup skills, Margina spent 4 years as Beauty Director for LA’G Magazine, an online publication that was referred to as “being as stylish as W Magazine”.  Margina has been a guest speaker at the international HBA conference,  Make Up Designory, and has provided consulting/writing services for beauty companies such as Kiss Beauty, Your Name Professional, Natasha Denona, and Soft Surroundings. She has won two Telly awards, a PDN award,  and was nominated for a regional Emmy.  Margina is further expanding , combining business and her work within the creative industry by developing “Margenius: Business Marketing for Creatives”.   Visit to see her makeup work, for writing and articles she is quoted as an expert.  For creative business tips, check out her beauty blog “At the Beauty Cooler” at .

There will also be time to network with other freelancers who may be able to offer tips you hadn’t considered before.

Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive.

SPARK is built on the premise that we’re stronger together than we are on our own.

 Check out our NYC Facebook group to swap jobs, resources, and meet other people who love their "boss!"  

The national conversation is live at #FreelanceSPARK. Join us in a whole bunch of cities cities across the country

Quick tips:

Yes, this event is for freelancers of all industries. We're all connected by our efforts to succeed in the gig economy.

No, this event will not be taped- it's a meetup!

Sometimes we do bring in an expert speaker- we'll announce that above.

SPARK Brooklyn is brought to you by:


About Freelancers Union 

Freelancers Union is a membership organization that provides benefits, resources, and advocacy for 375,000 independent workers nationwide. To learn more or join, visit freelancersunion.orgMembership is free.

About The Yard

The Yard is New York City's premiere office space and coworking community designed to support your business growth. Our office collective includes universal 24/7 access to beautiful custom spaces, giving you maximum flexibility with minimum maintenance. Our spaces focus on design + function so every element of our environment promotes your creativity, collaboration, and connections. If your business is evolving, it’s time to work at The Yard.

Freelancers Union Members receive 20% off your first two months!


Brooklyn Spark led by Jalen Vasquez and Asanti' Austin.

Asanti' provides creative team production, casting and fashion styling for the fashion industry along with media and advertising companies. In addition to servicing clients like The New York Times and Timberland. he has also worked with numerous start-ups.  Asanti' is passionate about cultivating  the next generation of fashion professionals by seeking to engage  with institutions like Parsons The New School.  Asanti' is also working on a new business, Fashion Physics℠ which focuses how to make dressing less complicated for busy professionals or the executive on the go.

Jalen is a multi-disciplinary designer focusing in graphic design, illustration and toy design for various small companies and independant entrepreneurs.  Jalen has a great passion for pop culture, especially for comic books, film and science-fiction, all of which strongly influences his work.  His background in architecture and strategic design and management has given him the ability to look at each project from a different approach.  

Have questions about Brooklyn Freelancers Union SPARK: Project scoping for freelancers? Contact Freelancers Union*

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The Yard
33 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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