Virtual Business Chat: Setting Goals


Virtual Business Chat: Setting Goals
Presented by the NASW Freelance Committee

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2024
Start Time: 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
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Freelancers! The NASW Freelance Committee virtual meetup will kick off 2024 with a business chat to talk GOOOAALs. Your hosts for this informal meetup are NASW members Jennifer Huber and Ellen Kuwana — with Ellen as the guest speaker for this SciWriBizChat!

At the start of the meeting, Ellen will explain how to:

  • Set short- and long-term goals,
  • Break goals into tangible steps,
  • Maintain progress toward your goal,
  • Identify and anticipate obstacles, and
  • Measure success.

Then we’ll break into small groups so you can discuss A) what your short- and long-term goals might be, B) next steps to your short-term goal, and C) potential obstacles. Gain wisdom from others in the group and brainstorm how to overcome obstacles! Be as participatory as you want. You’ll leave with a few examples of goal-setting worksheets (e.g. SMART model) that you can use to shape your goals as you refine them for 2024.

Invited Speaker:
Ellen Kuwana

Speaker Provided Bio: "Ellen is a scientific communications expert with more than 25 years of experience. She's written or edited more than 500 articles for audiences ranging from sixth graders to physicians. What she enjoys most is editing and making text as clear and polished as possible."

See you on January 4!


Is one of your 2024 resolutions to run your small business more efficiently? Or have you been afraid to jump into self-employment? There is a community here to support you. This year, the NASW Freelance Committee is offering a virtual meetup series held on the first Thursday of each month at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT. Freelance writers, editors and other communicators will be able to educate themselves and ask experts questions in an informal, small-group setting.

Questions? Stop by to say hello to event hosts Ellen Kuwana and Jennifer Huber.

Please note that this is an informational session and opportunity to ask questions; it is not an endorsement by NASW for any specific agent, company, or policy. NASW does not provide licensed tax advice services, nor do we make recommendations for specific policies or products.