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October 6, 2018


October 24, 2018
  • Freshbooks "Make a Living Series"6:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

    October 24, Brooklyn, NY

    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 The Babysitting Company 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:

    Stacy Berman: 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.

    Rachel Charlupski: 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.

    Iris Scott: 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.

    Kelly Lester is a singer and actress with over three decades of stage, film, and TV credits ( She is also a successful entrepreneur with no formal business training.

    In 2009 she founded her second company,, which 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".

    EasyLunchboxes compartmentalized containers and cooler bags have been top-sellers on Amazon since 2011, and her "seller success story" was prominently featured on Amazon's homepage. As a solo mompreneur with no employees, Kelly enjoys personally communicating daily with her fans and followers on all social platforms. She relishes the true friendships she's made and the enthusiastic support she receives from her online community, which has grown to nearly half a million strong.

    Colin and Angie Raja tapped into their passion for Crossfit and recreational boxing to start 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, plus a men’s line. They left their six-figure jobs in NYC to work on their business full-time and pursue their dreams of financial independence.

    Steve Ferreira is CEO of Ocean Audit. His high-revenue, one-man business, founded in 2004, helps large retailers and other clients audit ocean freight invoices for costly mistakes. A previous audit company he founded, TradeCheck, was acquired by Profit Recovery Group, a publicly-traded firm, in 1997, and he stayed on as an executive for several years before founding Ocean Audit.


October 26, 2018
  • She Leads ConferenceTBA

    October 26, New York

    She Leads Conference

    Get practical, actionable advice from an amazing lineup of women leaders. Elaine will be speaking on the Pitch the Media panel.

    Conference overview

    Register: She Leads Conference

    Use code SPEAKER18 to save $70 on registration fee.


November 14, 2018
  • Freshbooks PanelTBA
    November 14, Austin, Texas Details coming soon on this panel in the FreshBooks #imakealiving series


November 16, 2018
  • Women's Business Center of SCTBA
    November 16, South Carolina Women's Business Center of SC Details coming soon on this keynote.