Freelancer as a business Owner and CEO - an advanced course

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Topics: Expand your business and advance in your career
Business of Translation and Interpreting

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Start time:Apr 22, 2011 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Summary:Learn how to successfully to go from the freelancer role into the role of business owner and CEO.
This course is a targeted special course, for those freelancers who are interested in redefining their roles and make the metamorphosis into a business owner from a business facilitator.
The course is intended to expose the participants to the challenges and rewards of making this change of role. Attendees will be provided with a framework on how to effectively make that transition, now or in mid term and become a Freelancer CEO.

Topics to be covered:

1. The Radical Break from a Freelancer to Business Owner
2. Building Teams and Growing with the Team
3. Leading the Team
2. Motivation Under Scanner
3. Business Development : Challenges, Rewards, Risks
4. Judge, Jury and Executioner -Freelance CEOs early days
5. Risk Management
6. Using Time Surplus as Investment for Future
7. Anticipating What's Next
8. Diversifying into other areas
Target audience
• Established freelancers interested in starting an agency in the short or mid term.
• Agency owners interested in diversifying.
Learning objectives
• How to become a CEO.
• How to manage the changeover.
• How to plan - Financial and Non Financial.
• Marketing and communication.
• Having leisure and how to use it as an investment.
• How to grow, lead and diversify as a business owner CEO.
• Experience in freelancing.
• Exposed to the world of business in a non-freelancer role.
System requirements
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For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 2.0 or newer; (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
• Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.


• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

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Created by
 Pritam Bhattacharyya    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Pritam Bhattacharyya is essentially a Bengali/Sylheti/Assamese linguist with 11 years of experience. He is the Founder and Chief Wordsmith of an agency called Wordsmith Communication. which apart from language services in pan-Indic languages provides Creative Content and Print on Demand Services. He is editor of - a bilingual (English / Bengali) cultural monthly ezine on Greater Bengal. He had worked as a Telecom Engineer and later as a IP Network Manager in various cross-cultural Telecom teams worldwide. He holds his Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Masters in Communication Management from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Pritam lives and works in Calcutta, India his city by adoption. His b-log on translation and online business can be seen here at
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