I gave a short presentation for Comcast Business small business customers. The topic is incorporating branding into social media. I promised my audience that I would post the deck here … so here it is!
Some of you may recall that I recently became a full-time member of the freelancing economy. Yes, I am a full-fledged solopreneur these days. So I was very pleased to read a recent article that Houston is the 12th best place to be a freelancer and that the city has the fifth highest self-employment income in the country. That’s good news for me.
By the way, other Texas cities did beat us in the ranking: Austin was #4 and Dallas #10. Two other Texas cities made the list below Houston: Plano at #18 and Fort Worth #20. So overall, Texas is a great place to be a freelancer.
According to NerdWallet, 10.64% of Houston households have self-employment income, averaging $41,473.96 a year in income. To be honest, I’m hoping to do better than that. Wish me luck.
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- Source: New study swears it’s good to be a freelancer in Houston: Self-employment income 5th highest in nation | Houston CultureMap
- Source: Best Cities for Freelance Workers | NerdWallet
- Image source: FirmBee / Pixabay
This month I start teaching at the University of Houston Small Business Development Center once again. I used to be an instructor for them a few years ago, but I had to step away because of my schedule. I was sorry to take the break, because I learned a lot from the questions my students asked. Having to prepare for the class made it a necessity for me to keep up on the intricacies of specific social networks — it made me better at social media (since that’s what I taught).
WHAT: “Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business”
WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9am to 12pm
WHERE: UH Bauer College SBDC
2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77002
LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool that has many benefits for business owners. Even if you are already on LinkedIn it’s likely you aren’t tapping into its full potential. In this hands-on I workshop you will discover how a LinkedIn strategy will generate new customers, improve your business development, and assist in your sales research efforts.
You will walk away with the “how to” of:
- Improving your profile
- Choosing a memorable profile picture
- Searching for business contacts, friends, and colleagues
- Securing and giving online recommendations
- Actively participating
- Using the “requesting an introduction” feature
- Finding tools to keep you organized
- Adding content from other sites
- Creating goals and measuring success
COST: Pay at the door Price: $59.00; Pay On-Line Price: $39.00
Image source: escolaespai / Pixabay