Lessons from the 6% Place

about the series

Lessons from the 6% Place is a free business education series for freelancers and other creative entrepreneurs. The series is based in Garfield, the home of cityLAB’s 6% Place experiment, which seeks to build Garfield’s creative worker community.

Lessons from the 6% Place aims to make the business part of running one’s own creative business (e.g., contracts, incorporating, and accounting) less scary with spirited workshops led by subject experts with an affinity for the creative community. Talks are followed by Q&A, snacks, and networking.  The series is free and open to the public.

Lesson #1:
25 April 2013


Freelancing & the Law with Attorney Eric Davis from Elliot & Davis, PC
April 25, 2013 from 6:30 – 8 PM at 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, including those you didn’t know to ask. Incorporation, contracts and the ins and outs of small-claims court will be demystified in a relaxed setting surrounded by your peers.

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

Lesson #2:
16 May 2013


Cringe-free Accounting with Valerie Voss, CPA, of Wilke & Associates
May 16, 2013 from 6:30 – 8 PM at 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!

Lesson #3:
13 June 2013


Financial Planning for Freelancers with Melissa Stein of Stein Wealth
June 13, 2013 from 6:30 – 8 PM at 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!


Lesson #4:
10 July 2013

Insuring Yourself with Liz Kennon of Kennon Insurance Consultants, Inc
July 22, 2013 from 6:30 – 8 PM at 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!

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Questions?

Get in touch with us at info@citylabpgh.org. See you there!