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We facilitate networking events to help you meet fellow creative entrepreneurs you can reach out to for support or help with projects. It is a casual, relaxed environment with licensed bar for drinks.

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We bring in expert guest speakers to share tips and advice for building and growing your business.

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At each meetup we showcase various web-based tools and services you can use as a freelancer to help you build or grow your business such as productivity apps, newsletters, invoicing, and accounting tools.

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Welcome To The Freelancers Association!

The Hamilton Freelancers Association (HFA) was founded in November 2013 by freelancing experts, Chad Fullerton (@chad_fullerton) and Brian Hogg (@brianhogg).

Our goal is to connect freelancers in the Hamilton area with each other, while providing valued workshops and attracting expert guest speakers to monthly events. By providing information on starting your own freelancing business, and connecting with others who are doing the same, we hope to spark collaborations and entrepreneurship within Hamilton’s young professionals and the community at large.

The Hamilton Freelancers Association currently has over 450+ registered members on our Meetup group, and continues to grow each month. We host monthly Freelancer Meetup networking events at 20 Augusta Street. Click here to learn more.



Our Next Meetup is Thursday January 22, 2015!

We have an awesome meetup planned for you… and it’s the first one of 2015! Thursday January 22nd.

Thursday January 22nd is the first Freelancer Meetup of the year and we’re going to be doing presentations on a great topic to help you grow your business in 2015… business automation and e-mail marketing!

We’ll be covering awesome things like e-mail newsletters (Mailchimp) and how to integrate with WordPress, auto-responder sequences, growing your e-mail list, a cool service called ‘Drip’, Optin Monster, A/B Testing, how to automate your social media, and more.

Plus a great opportunity to network with fellow freelancers.

Registration at 6:30pm, presentations start 7pm. Free event open to anyone.

Location: The Pheasant Plucker (20 Augusta Street). We’re upstairs on the second floor. Plenty of parking in the IMPARK parking lot beside the venue.

RSVP and details: http://www.meetup.com/Freelancers-Group/events/218932082/

Our last meetup of the year! November 26

November 26th at 6:30pm is going to be our last meetup of the year and we’ll be celebrating the Hamilton Freelancers Association’s 1st birthday!

Yes, expect cake and treats!

A big thank you to all of the HFA members that have joined since our first meetup, nearly 150 freelancers have joined the meetup group so far, and there are many more creative entrepreneurs in Hamilton that we haven’t reached yet so be sure to tell your friends who haven’t attended a meetup yet!

ALSO: A SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM FRESHBOOKS!

Amanda Levine from Freshbooks will be joining us to do a presentation about Freshbooks, the web-based invoicing and accounting service based out of Toronto.

UPDATE: Two more team members from Freshbooks will be joining us: Matt Smallwood (Business Development/partnerships) and Melissa Loomans (Social Media Guru). So you’ll have a chance to meet all 3 Freshbooks staff!

If you haven’t yet, be sure to RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Freelancers-Group/events/210136472/

Once again, the date for your calendar is: Wednesday, November 26th6:30pm 

RSVP via Meetup.com: RSVP

See you there!


Whether you’re just starting a freelancing consulting business, or you’re running a consulting business full time, we bring in some of the best and brightest to give talks on ways to help you build and grow your entrepreneurial venture, along with networking.

The Hamilton Freelancers Association is open to everyone, from designers, developers, and marketers to videographers, writers, photographers, and everyone in between.

At each meetup we showcase various web-based tools and services you can use as a freelancer to help you build or grow your business such as productivity apps, email marketing services, invoicing, social media, and accounting tools.

FREE EVENT! Invite your friends on Facebook!

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Schedule:

6:30-7pm – Registration and networking

7pm-7:45pm – Short presentations and group discussion

7:45-8:30pm – Networking session

8:30pm – Wrap-up, feel free to stay to chat

Parking:

There is plenty of parking in the IMPARK parking lot next to the venue. Entrance to the parking lot is accessible off James Street S. as well as off Augusta Street beside The Pheasant Plucker (20 Augusta).

RSVP via Meetup.com:

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