Calling All NYC Small Business Owners! You’re Invited to the #imakealiving Event

Next up: #imakealiving is coming back to New York City. We’d love to meet you there!

How people make a living today is very different from 10 years ago. And that’s the motivation behind the #imakealiving events sponsored by FreshBooks. Last month, the #imakealiving 2018 team made a stop in San Francisco, CA.

New York City is the 8th city on our #imakealiving tour this year. Get ready to spend your evening with us over some drinks and great conversation. No matter what, we know it will be another inspiring event!

For this #imakealiving event, we’ve partnered again with the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business*. Elaine, a veteran journalist who has contributed to publications such as Fortune, Money, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fast Company and Forbes, will moderate a panel of seven NYC-based entrepreneurs who broke $1 million in revenue in a one-person business or partnership.

*The first 150 people to get to the event, will receive a free copy of Elaine’s book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business.

Event: #imakealiving powered by FreshBooks
When: Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Where: 501 Union – 501 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231, United States
Details: The #imakealiving events bring together an eclectic group of small business owners for a lively, candid and often hilarious conversation. Part small business boot camp, part group therapy with a special keynote at the end, you’ll leave feeling inspired and motivated. Plus, you’ll get lots of actionable insights to take you and your business to the next level. #imakealiving will take place in the evening, which includes a networking social following the main event with drinks and food for everyone attending! We are delighted to announce that we have also partnered with  to provide free on-site care for any parent that wants to use this service.
Cost: The #imakealiving event is free to attend! After all, seeing you thrive is all the payment we need.

Don’t Miss Out!

  • Our rocking panel is sure to inspire
  • Meet, mingle and share stories with other small business owners
  • Meet us – your new best friends from FreshBooks!
  • Most importantly, receive valuable extra resources and information to help your business thrive
  • The #imakealiving Guest Speakers:

: A pioneer in the fitness industry, Stacy created the first all year outdoor boot camp in NYC back in 1999. Called a “NYC fitness icon” by Forbes Magazine, Stacy trail-blazed the way for the global boutique fitness craze we see today. Soon after she created the first boot camp in NYC, Stacy realized food was the foundation for a sound mind in a sound body. She threw herself into nutrition by becoming a certified nutrition specialist and started The System to achieve a higher, more meaningful level of health and fitness.

: The babysitting- savvy visionary at the helm of The Babysitting Company, Rachel operates her network of more than 1,200 sitters to provide world-renowned services to loyal clients and families. Her extensive team of highly professional, personally screened, certified and exceptional babysitters, nannies and caregivers are recognized for unparalleled professionalism, friendliness, flexibility, certifications and loving creativity.

: As CEO of Ocean Audit, Steve’s high-revenue, one-man business, founded in 2004, helps large retailers and other clients audit ocean freight invoices for costly mistakes.

: A successful entrepreneur with no formal business training, Kelly founded her second company, EasyLunchboxes in 2009. The idea was born from her frustration with packing lunches for her three school-age daughters. With no money for advertising, Kelly turned to word-of-mouth marketing via social media. Her tagline, Pack Lunches Fast, struck a chord with her audience. She quickly grew her sales to over $1M per year via positive blog reviews and lots of “likes”.

: By tapping into their passion for Crossfit and recreational boxing, Angie and Colin started RIMSports two years ago. Their Amazon store sells sporting goods and fitness accessories out of Kew Gardens, Queens. Noticing that much of the available gear was in drab colors, they introduced their best-selling fitness gloves in several bright colors they thought would appeal to women.

: An oil finger painter, Iris’ vibrant creations have been featured in Forbes, Barron’s, Business Insider, USA Today, NowThis, CBS New York and American Art Collector Magazine. Several galleries carry Iris’ originals and her collectors have included Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Children’s Hospital and Swedish Medical Centers.

Not in NYC? Don’t Worry, There’s More to Come in 2018!


about the author

Content Marketing Manager, FreshBooks Lisa is passionate about small business success, having managed funding programs for hundreds of start-ups and entrepreneurs while working with a Canadian startup accelerator. She is presently Content Marketing Manager at FreshBooks and in her spare time, can be found tending to her plant babies.

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