Lessons from the 6% Place

3 July 2013

Lesson #4: Insuring Yourself
with Liz Kennon of Kennon Insurance Consultants, Inc
Wednesday, July 22nd, 6:30 PM—8 PM
Assemble Gallery, 5125 Penn Avenue

Having health insurance is a crucial part of being a grown-up (and looking out for your business), and in 2014 it will be required. Many Americans (both self-employed workers and regular employees) pay for their own insurance — if you buy your own insurance or if you should buy your own health insurance, come hear Liz Kennon of Kennon Insurance Consultants explain best practices, tell you what to expect next year, and answer your questions!

Join us for the fourth of our Lessons from the 6% Place series at 5125 Penn Avenue in Garfield. Street parking is available. Admission is free and snacks will be served. Come with questions!

Eventbrite - Lessons from the 6% Place: Buying your own Health Insurance

12 June 2013

Lesson #3: Financial Planning for Freelancers
with Melissa Stein of Stein Wealth
Thursday, June 12th, 6:30 PM—8 PM
Assemble Gallery, 5125 Penn Avenue

Imagine: you, older. Scary thought? It doesn’t have to be.

Certified Financial Planner, Retirement Planning Counselor, and small business owner Melissa Stein is well qualified to help you think through your financial future. By setting up your accounts today you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of compounding interest in the future. Learn about different retirement and investment vehicles as well as which one(s) are best for you.

Join us for the third of our Lessons from the 6% Place series at 5125 Penn Avenue in Garfield. Admission is free and snacks will be served!

See you there!

Eventbrite - Lessons from the 6% Place: Financial Planning for Freelancers

3 June 2013

We’re already gearing up for our third Lesson from the 6% Place, Financial Planning for Freelancers (which will take place on June 13th — RSVP here!) and wanted to share some photos from our first two sessions.

In our first session, attorney Eric Davis of Elliot & Davis, PC explained the legal issues related to running one’s own business and fielded questions from the crowd of 35 attendees.

the sign we set outside of Assemble gallery in Garfield the night of "Freelancing and the Law."

Eric Davis works the crowd of assembled freelancers.

For our second session, “Cringe-Free Accounting,” accountant Valerie Voss from Wilke & Associates explained everything from entity selection to deductible business expenses to our crowd of 28 freelancers.

Valerie Voss at Lessons from the 6% Place

Accountant Valerie Voss talks to freelancers at Lesson From the 6% Place

Our thanks to Eric and Valerie for giving such great presentations, to Mark and Jarmele Fairclaugh, Abby Russell, and cityLAB’s very own Mollie and Alex for helping run the workshops, and to the Heinz Endowments and the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation for their support.

4 May 2013

Lesson #2: Cringe-Free Accounting
with Wilke & Associates, LLC
Thursday, May 16th, 6:30 PM—8 PM
Assemble Gallery, 5125 Penn Avenue

Deductibles. Quarterly reporting. Avoiding audits.

Accounting is an essential task for every entrepreneur. Wilke & Associates have advised area small businesses for years. Our accounting experts will review bookkeeping and tax fundamentals for freelancers. 90 minutes this May will save you hours next April. Come with questions!

Join us for the second of our Lessons from the 6% Place series at 5125 Penn Avenue in Garfield. Street parking is available. Admission is free and snacks will be served!

3 April 2013

Lesson #1: Freelancing and the Law
with Eric Davis of Elliot & Davis, PC
Thursday, April 25th, 6:30 PM—8 PM
Assemble Gallery, 5125 Penn Avenue

You’re up and running. Projects are coming in and clients are spreading the word about your good work. There’s not much time for sorting through legal mumbo-jumbo. Does it matter anyway?

Yes. Pittsburgh attorney Eric Davis has worked with start-ups, entrepreneurs, creatives and social businesses for much of his career. He’s seen it all. Let Eric answer your legal questions: incorporation, contracts, and the ins and outs of small-claims court are some of the lions that will be tamed at our first Lesson from the 6% Place on April 25th.

Lessons from the 6% Place is a free series that aims to make the business part of running one’s own creative business less scary with spirited workshops led by subject experts with an affinity for the creative community.

1 April 2013

What’s that item in the back of this month’s Bloomfield-Garfield Bulletin?

Aha!

Please come to our first workshop for Lessons from the 6% Place on April 25th, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Assemble Gallery in Garfield. Read more about our first session, “Freelancing and the Law,” and our series right here.