Master of Freelancing is an intensive one-day training programme for everyone aiming to embark on an independent entrepreneurial path as freelancers - contractors or external service providers. Participants of this intensive one-day course will learn about all the key areas any freelancer should master to ensure the successful management of his or her business in the long-term.
The one-day course covers the following topics:
+ Roundtable with successful freelancers
Participants of this intensive course will gain all the practical knowledge they will need - from how to best develop their own competences, attract customers, and prepare a proposal, to negotiating, selecting the right accounting firm, recovering unpaid receivables, networking successfully, and much, much more.
A detailed presentation of the four groups of programme contents is provided below:
The first group comprises primarily a presentation of the freelancer life style and provides information on how to organize yourself and your environment to promote successful work and creativity. This particular group covers the following contents:
The second group of contents is devoted to building your own personal brand, attracting customers, drafting and implementing a marketing plan, and topics related to customer relationship management. This module is primarily devoted to practical tools allowing a freelancer to make contact with customers whom he/she can provide the maximum added value, which is reflected in the price of services. The following topics will be discussed in this second group:
The third group focuses on contents that freelancers are usually least familiar with, namely documentation management, administration, legal aspect of business and numbers. That said, this is an extremely important aspect of independent entrepreneurship that should be mastered by any freelancer. This group provides explanation of the most urgent and critical issues a freelancer should be aware of, as well as how to minimize all work that brings no benefits to the business. The topics discussed include primarily:
The final, fourth group covers how a freelancer can enhance his or her productivity using web tools. Since a freelancer has the major advantage that he or she can usually work from any location, the successful organization of virtual operations is of key importance. The following tools will be presented:
This one-day course will conclude with a roundtable as the fifth group of contents, at which successful Slovenian freelancers will share their knowledge and experience, and provide recommendations for your independent business path.
The programme aims to assist talented and ambitious individuals on their first step along their independent path and self-employment, as well as to reduce unemployment levels (primarily amongst the young) by spreading knowledge and promoting proactivity.