Grace Bonney, the woman behind the massively successful blog Design*Sponge emailed me to tell me about a great event she's hosting in Seattle on Feb 28th at Design Within Reach.
Grace runs a national series of meet-ups designed to connect women running their own design-based businesses. Her series aims to provide womens with free advice on public relations, marketing, legal and business issues, wholesaling advice and tips on the day-to-day aspects of running their own businesses.
At the Seattle event this month, she will showcase local experts John Tusher of Velocity Art & Design and Fumi Watanabe of Alkemie Design as well as a local business and legal adviser who will speak about those aspects of running your own company. Grace will speak about PR and marketing.
If you're in Seattle and you've even *thought* about breaking out on your own, this sounds like a great event to attend and rub elbows with other like minded design-y and entrepreneurial sorts. Your pal Decorno will most definitely be there.
Here are the deets:
Biz Lady Meet Up
February 28, 2008 — 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Design*Sponge will be hosting a Biz Lady Meet Up at DWR
Date: Thursday, February 28th
Location: DWR First Avenue
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace will be discussing small business concerns, marketing/PR, real life designer success stories and retailing/wholesaling.
Please bring a snack or drink with you if you can.