Classes for women entrepreneurs at igc

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Lunch and Learn: Grow Your Business (AND Have A Life) in the evolving Future of Work Environment

Biz Strategy | Tuesday, April 21, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

GREAT NEWS – You launched your business, you have been networking and achieved marketing visibility, you have developed some customers, and you are building revenues.

HOWEVER, you are also stretched very thin, working all hours, and need some relief through extra resources – additional personnel, equipment and or funding – and or better time or work management – but not sure how or where best to get what you need.

AT THE SAME TIME, the business world seems to be changing all around you. You don’t have time to work out what could enhance your business and situation, as well as what to be careful about.

Join us to gain an in-depth, fundamental understanding of your business, as well as … READ MORE >>

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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | Monday, April 27, 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

“Monday Night Networking is a one-stop shop that has allowed me to meet inspiring entrepreneurs, share helpful resources and referrals with one another and gain wonderful feedback during our mini-mastermind sessions. Having the opportunity to participate and facilitate these evenings has put my business on the radar of my target demographic and even increased my sales. Being a solopreneur can be lonely, it’s comforting to have a community filled with like-minded women who come together each month to support one another’s dreams.”

Jenny Powers
Founder, Running With Heels

Do you just love the women at IGC? Do you want to spend more time with them?  If so, join us for Monday Night Networking, the fourth Monday of every month … READ MORE >>

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Get S*** Done Work Session

Productivity | Tuesday, April 28, 3-5pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

 

Are you looking for time and space to focus on getting one discrete project done, done, done? Do you work better when surrounded by the hum of others who are busy at work? Bring your project – the one that’s been hanging over your head or lingering on your to-do list – and join a small group of fellow entrepreneurs for a focused two-hour work session. You will greet each other, state your intentions, and then side-by-side plug away until you can cross that project off your list once and for all! Boo-yah.

 

RSVP: igcrsvp@gmail.com with GETITDONE in the subject line.

*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here.

 

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Lunch and Learn: Crowdfunding 101 with Plum Alley

Biz Strategy | Wednesday, April 29, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor

Join us for Crowdfunding 101 with Plum Alley, the site where women raise money. Founded in 2012, Plum Alley works with women from diverse sectors to help bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life. The site’s easy-to-use crowdfunding platform enables women to raise money online from their networks and beyond, and has attracted a deeply engaged community of men and women who are committed to investing in women’s success.

The Plum Alley site was designed by women for women raising money for their companies and creative projects. It is highly visual and sensual, providing an engaging user experience that helps women to achieve success.

During this workshop you’ll learn about…

  • Lack of funding available to female entrepreneurs
  • What is crowdfunding,
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Nine @ 9: Using Your Creative Type To Empower Your Business

Biz Strategy | Tuesday, May 5, 9-10:30am | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Where creatives used to be a segment of business, now they are at the center of the modern business revolution. For solopreneurs and small business owners knowing your creative type can be a powerful tool to help them differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Join us for a morning session to learn about the core traits that define The Entrepreneur, The Artist and The Inventor creative types and the impact these traits can have on your business.  During the class, attendees will work together on ways to harness and utilize their own creative strengths, and how to lean on the creative strengths of their peers to design the most innovative strategic approach for launching, streamlining, and maintaining their businesses. Attendees will … READ MORE >>

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Lunch and Learn: WHAT’S YOUR PLAN FOR ALL OF YOUR STUFF? – 10 Realistic Ways to Understand and Conquer the Clutter in your Life

Productivity | Thursday, May 7, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

There is a lot of talk about clutter, so why is it so hard to get a handle on? What are your emotional attachments about? Why do you keep finding a new pile to deal with?

By addressing these questions and creating a plan, you will relieve the stress and be able to move forward in confidence.

In a friendly and non-judgmental environment, this interactive class will help you:

  • understand how the objects in your home affect you
  • learn fun ways to declutter
  • how to make room for your abundance
  • how to plan for future clutter that you don’t want to invite into your home or office

BONUS: The first 2 people who register and email photos of their “problem READ MORE >>

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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | Monday, May 11, 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Do you just love the women at IGC? Do you want to spend more time with them?  If so, join us for Monday Night Networking, the second Monday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM.  Our group will be a combination of networking, business support and resources exchange.

Here’s what you can expect (times approximate):

6-6:30 PM…..  Introductions:  Please arrive promptly at 6:00 PM so you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.

6:30 – 7pm…… General Mingling

7 – 7:40pm….. Masterminding:  We will break into small groups.  Each person will have the opportunity to share a current challenge and receive assistance.

7:40 – 8pm…..Resource Sharing:  please come prepared to end each evening with opportunities … READ MORE >>

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Nine @ 9: Legal Basics for Branding and Creative Design Professionals

Biz Strategy | Tuesday, May 12, 9-10:30am | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Helping you provide better service to your clients, Kelly Weiner will lead a discussion of common legal issues that come up in naming, the development of slogans, taglines and logos, and the creation of advertising copy.  Kelly is the founder of Law Office of Kelly Weiner and counsels companies on trademark, copyright and advertising laws. She’s worked with many marketing departments and agencies, and understands the push and pull between creative and legal. She’ll provide insight on common legal issues and provide tips on how to use the law to support your creative ideas – for your tough clients that need extra convincing. This is a basic, but practical presentation that helps give creative professionals the language to discuss essential … READ MORE >>

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Lunch and Learn: Developing Your Brand Voice in Social Media and Blogging

Social Media | Friday, May 15, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

You have a blog. You’re on Instagram. You have a Facebook page. You signed up for Pinterest. Now what?

It happens to the best of us. We know we should be writing, posting, creating content, sharing our tips, but we’ve lost our inspiration; it’s become a chore, another item on the to-do list that keeps getting pushed. And the truth is that content created under the gun, blog posts written because you “should be blogging,” articles shared on Facebook just because you “need to post something once a week,” end up falling short and feeling transparently forced to our followers anyway. 

Content is most effective and engaging when it’s authentic. Bonus: being authentic should actually require a lot less effort … READ MORE >>

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Lunch and Learn: Sales Lab – Authentic and Persuasive Ways to Get to YES!

Biz Strategy | Monday May 18, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

This intensive training on top sales tips and tactics will set you up to get more business in a way that’s personal, creative, frequent, and effective. Ace elementary prospecting, promoting a product or service, from building relationships to asking for the meeting. Learn to navigate a sales funnel to ask probing questions, identify the problem, offer a solution, and ask for the order. Get good at epic follow through and learn how to make persistence actually pay.

Join us for an empowering afternoon to better understand how to get your prospects to yes!

Judi Rosenthal  is a nationally-recognized personal branding, self-promotion and communication consultant. She uses her unique combination of inspirational energy and hands-on know-how to help people succeed in … READ MORE >>

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Creative Professionals Affinity Group

Biz Strategy | Thursday, May 21, 11am-1pm | @ IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

 

The Creative Professionals Affinity Group meets monthly to discuss business topics particular to those of us in creative professions, as well as to provide a support-system and sounding-board for each other. As always, we’ll be sure to make time for a Help Us Help You session, so bring in your questions/concerns to share with the group.

Cody McBurnett of Loki Loki and Emily DeWan of Emily DeWan Photography will facilitate.

RSVP: igcrsvp@gmail.com with CREATIVESMAY in the subject line.

IGC Affinity Groups are member-led groups of entrepreneurs in similar businesses or with comparable interests. Let us know if you have an idea for an Affinity Group here.

*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here. READ MORE >>

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Get S*** Done Work Session

Productivity | Tuesday, May 26, 3-5pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor

 

Are you looking for time and space to focus on getting one discrete project done, done, done? Do you work better when surrounded by the hum of others who are busy at work? Bring your project – the one that’s been hanging over your head or lingering on your to-do list – and join a small group of fellow entrepreneurs for a focused two-hour work session. You will greet each other, state your intentions, and then side-by-side plug away until you can cross that project off your list once and for all! Boo-yah.

 

RSVP: igcrsvp@gmail.com with GETITDONEMAY in the subject line.

*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here.

 

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Lunch and Learn: How to Talk Tech to Your Web Developer or Designer

Website | Thursday, June 4, 1-2:30pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

The New York Code + Design Academy is passionate about building a positive coding community and believes anyone and everyone can and should learn how to code. NYCDA, started in 2012, offers full-time and part-time classes in web and mobile app development for both beginners and experienced developers.

In How to Talk Tech to Your Web Developer or Designer class, instructor Zach Feldman, Chief Academic Officer at NYCDA, will use the analogy of a house to explain the high-level details of what goes into building a website. He’ll also give code examples along the way, giving you a rare look into the code a web developer writes and offering a framework for effectively communicating your wants and needs to a … READ MORE >>

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Lunch and Learn: That’s So Cool! Creative Websites and Marketing Materials

Website | Thursday, June 11, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Have you ever been handed a business card that sparked a conversation? Has a website ever made you smile? Or think?

In this session, join Cody McBurnett to look at a bunch of examples of websites and marketing materials that stand out, get noticed, and go the extra creative mile. We will discuss how creativity and difference can drive business and build brand recognition. Then we’ll take a look at your businesses and brainstorm some engaging, creative, and practical ideas to apply to your own materials and websites.

Cody McBurnett heads the design firm Loki Loki. She works with brands to create creative, relevant, and effective brand identities. She can be followed on Twitter at @lokitimestwo.

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Lunch and Learn: The Mojo Matrix – 5 Crucial Keys to to More Clients and Cash

Biz Strategy | Friday, June 12, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

You’re a business owner, and yet, you’re struggling to get more profit.  Or, perhaps you are doing ok, but you’d like to do better.  You’re sick and tired of “magic marketing formulas” that seem to be working for everyone else, except you, because you’ve honestly tried.  You’ve posted on social media or even paid hundreds of dollars a month for someone to do it for you, but gotten no clients.  You’ve written a blog, you’ve gone to networking events, yadda, yadda yadda, and all that’s done has proven that you could really use a lot more sleep, and maybe get to the gym because those extra pounds do not melt away with all the work you’re doing.  And by the … READ MORE >>