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Cleveland Freelancers Union SPARK: Reaching New Clients

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Cleveland Freelancers Union SPARK: Reaching New Clients

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We are Cleveland's Freelancers Union SPARK!

Join us and Freelancers Union for FREE to keep the SPARK in your entrepreneurial journey on the first Wednesday of every month with networking and training opportunities (and our Facebook group for further discussion and in-between events).

For Freelancers By Freelancers: Entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, writers, designers...whatever your skills are...connect and network with other independents like yourself.


March SPARKOptions, variety, and numbers are the name of the game this month, because who doesn’t want more clients??! Join us to learn about:

  • 5 places to look for clients that you haven’t considered
  • The best tips for that initial cold call, email or message
  • Elevator pitch feedback - hear from the group to improve and strengthen!




Your SPARK Leaders


Reanna Karousis - Membership Communications

Reanna Karousis

Reanna Karousis is the founder of Collective Reach, a communications consultancy that helps nonprofits and social entrepreneurs connect with the people who matter to their missions through brand strategy, content and design services. She's a Northeast Ohio native and a graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.


Rebecca Ferlotti - Social Media Outreach

Rebecca Ferlotti

Rebecca Ferlotti is a content marketing manager and diehard Clevelander who loves to cook. When she’s not writing at home, she’s traveling the world, having checked off her 22nd country last year. She has presented her poetry at an international English conference for seven years and has given talks about effective storytelling since 2015. She is a graduate of John Carroll University twice over – a BA (English) and an MA (Communication Management).


Brandan Baki - Event Facilitator

Brandan Baki

Brandan created Parallel Vision Post, an independent post-production studio in Avon where he is a video editor and motion designer. He has over ten years of experience making commercials, short films, music videos and web content. After being in Chicago for a many years, he's back in Cleveland and looking to grow the freelance community in any way he can. You can see his work here.


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

Looking for ways to strengthen the Cleveland community? Connect with independent workers and lead on issues important to all of us.

Are you new to freelancing? Or thinking about freelancing? This is a perfect chance to meet other freelancers and learn best practices.

Been in the business for a while? SPARK is a way to meet new people, get fresh ideas, and give back to the freelance community by sharing your experiences.

Check out our Facebook group or the national conversation at #FreelanceSPARK or send a friend to one of our events 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 Cleveland is brought to you by:


About Freelancers Union 

Freelancers Union is a membership organization that provides benefits, resources, and advocacy for 425,000 independent workers nationwide. To learn more or join, visit Membership is free.


About our meeting places 

The greater Cleveland area has been so genreous in donating spaces to use for our meetings. The spaces are all unique and beutiful and our members frequently patronize them in many ways. We are currently looking for a more permanent home after a year of traveling to different locations. If you know of a place that would like to host us (temporarily or permanently), please reach out and let us know. We've typically met at shared workspaces since it's a place that our members requent and can give back.


Thank you to Beauty Shoppe for hosting us!

Beauty Shoppe is a 24/7 network of neighborhood coworking and office spaces, designed for individuals, small businesses, and enterprise-level corporations.

Have questions about Cleveland Freelancers Union SPARK: Reaching New Clients? Contact Freelancers Union

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Beauty Shoppe
2529 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Freelancers Union

Freelancers Union is a membership organization that provides benefits, resources, and advocacy for 350,000 independent workers nationwide. To learn more or join, visit Membership is free.

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