Five days till BizJam! Raffle starts now!

June 4th, 2007

Seattle BizJamIf you already are or long to be self-employed and live in the greater Seattle area, you’ll want to know about BizJam, an indie business conference/party happening all day and night this coming Saturday, June 9th. The event is put on by the fine folks at Biznik, an online/offline business networking group that rocks the tagline “business networking that doesn’t suck.” (Here’s some press on Biznik in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.)

I’ll be leading a one-hour workshop on how to ditch your day gig at BizJam. But that’s only one fiftieth of what’s happening at the event. There are a 20+ other workshops and panels for bootstrapping business owners scheduled too, on topics like radical accounting, raising your rates, lining up your own benefits, writing a killer business plan, blogging, raising your Google rank, guerilla marketing, creating an accountability group, and the ever-popular more. BizJam also features a swanky catered lunch, a fashion show, 300 other local indie pros to rub elbows with, and an evening bash — complete with booze, DJs, and an aerialist.

Here’s the BizJam schedule. Here’s where you register for the daytime event, the nighttime soiree, or both. And here’s the time and location for each:

8am to 5pm – Youngstown Cultural Center, West Seattle (View map.)
7pm to 2am – New Little Red Studio, South Lake Union (View map.)

As an added bonus, BizJam has given me one half-price registration coupon for both the daytime conference and evening bash ($65 value, which means instead of paying $130 for the whole shebang, you pay just $65!). And I’d like to give it to one of you! So we’re going to have ourselves a little online raffle-slash-storytelling contest. The ground rules:

  • Email me your best 100-word-or-less story about the absolute worst job or worst boss you’ve ever had by 6 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, June 6th.
  • Entries that look excessively long (obviously several thousand words, despite my request for just 100) won’t be read.
  • If you have questions about the assignment, please post them in the comments below so others can benefit from them.
  • Remember, your (short) workplace tales of woe in my inbox by 6 p.m. PST this Wednesday, June 6th. Late entries won’t be read.
  • All ages and genders and job situations welcome, of course. You don’t have to be a business owner to enter — or to attend the conference and/or evening shindig.
  • I’ll notify the winner by email on Thursday, June 7th and post the winner’s name — and story — to this here blog that same day.

Good luck, people!

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  • 1. Seattle BizJam » Bl&hellip  |  June 4th, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    [...] Full details here. Good luck! Tags: business, day job, worst boss, worst job [...]

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