Madison Freelancers Union SPARK: Maximize Your Time

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821 E Washington Ave

2nd floor - Digital Den

Madison, Wisconsin 53703

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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 the in-between time!) to meet other entrepreneurs in the area, get inspired, and talk about stuff like...

October SPARK: Maximize Your Time

As a freelancer, your time is your most valuable asset and it often feels like there's never enough. This month, we'll cover:

  • Workshopping how to set schedules that balance work, business building and time off
  • Identifying your type of productivity and what that means for your ideal work environment
  • Tips and tools for taking your schedule to the next level

Come prepared with questions for your journey, and be ready to walk away with an arsenal of tips you can implement tomorrow!


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 Madison 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 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 Madison is brought to you by:

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.

Meet the Madison Leadership Team

Matt Nelson

Matt is the founder of MadTown SEO, which specializes in WordPress, Search Engine Optimization (SEO}, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Google Analytics, and Facebook marketing. Matt has been freelancing for close to 10 years and was the founding member of our local Madison chapter.

Jess Parvin

Jess Parvin is a Madison-based freelancer who specializes in graphic design/ branding and wordpress web design & development for small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists & musicians. She loves working with a variety of different types of businesses as well as the flexibility that freelancing gives her to pursue interests such as traveling, sailing, making art, and attending & promoting folk music concerts!

Gray Miller

Gray Miller is a creative working with clients to tell powerful stories across a wide spectrum of media.

Pete Valeo

Pete Valeo is a web developer and technology instructor in Madison, WI. He specializes in custom WordPress and PHP development as well as technology training for individuals and small groups.

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