Stepping off the plane in Orlando is always a little surreal. The mix of families, Disney enthusiasts, retirees, and conference-goers has always been a stark contrast from other places I visit. This week, I ventured to Orlando’s enormous conference complex to spend time with SBDC (Small Business Development Center) advisors and consultants from around the country.
I could tell you all about the sessions, but there’s something more important you should know…
Freelancers, here’s what you should know about the SBDC
- Many SBDC centers (often located at large institutions such as schools) partner with local freelancers to help aspiring small business owners with web development, business setup, and finances. (Read: referral / partnership opportunity)
- If you’re looking for business advice or help as a freelancer, SBDC centers provide free advising services. (Read: Get free business help)
Don’t wait … find your local SBDC and figure out how you can help each other.
Meanwhile, I’m toying with a new way of capturing events in photos. One Polaroid camera (yes you can still get the camera), eight photos (yes you can still get the film), one conference. Let me know what you think in the comments.
My SBDC conference photo book
(One photo of the 8 is missing. It was an awesome photo with Verisign peeps at the conference. The photo is believed to be lost in an Uber somewhere in Orlando. Maybe some day it will show up.)
That’s all until next year. 🙂