Spark Brooklyn Freelancers Meetup: Know Your Rights Workshop

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The Yard

33 Nassau Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11222

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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...


Join us for a special SPARK event featuring Council Member Rafael Espinal, Council Member to the 37th District and, as Chair of the Council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs, a key advocate for the passage of the Freelance Isn't Free Act. We will discuss the passage of the Freelance Isn't Free Act, the impact on workers, and will workshop basic skills and strategies to help you protect your work:

- Getting paid on time

- Protecting yourself with a solid contract

- Maintaining control over your work

- Troubleshooting client issues

- Resources to help freelancers

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 is sponsored by:

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SPARK Brooklyn is brought to you by:

About 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.

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!

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