Register for SMBMSP#91 Going Out On Your Own – Embracing Freelancing & Entrepreneurship

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Friday, June 10, 2016
8 – 10 am
COCO Uptown, Minneapolis

Ever thought about going out on your own, either as a freelancer, contractor, or entrepreneur building your own business? This month’s breakfast will feature panelists that have faced their fears and successfully emerged on the other side of the paycheck.

Join moderator Don Ball, co-founder of COCO, as he leads a discussion with four professionals from the marketing/communications field who have successfully launched their own businesses and lived to tell the tale!


donballDon Ball (@donmball)
Don is co-founder of COCO, a coworking community with over 1,000 members in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago. COCO launched way back in 2009, in the midst of a recession (brilliant move, huh?) and not only survived, but managed to grow. One of Don’s favorite things is to encourage others to figure out how they can live a more fulfilling life by pragmatically pursuing their not-so-pragmatic dreams.


  • Adaobi Okolue (@aokolue), Executive director and publisher, Twin Cities Media Alliance/Twin Cities Daily Planet and part-time freelance marketing strategist, writer and artist
  • Carol Schuler (@schulersaid), Natural Born Publicist at Schuler Publicity
  • Kolina Cicero (@kolinacicero), Founder of Cicero Media
  • Ryan Kroening (@ladyk_612), Principal consultant and owner of Events by Lady K

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About Mykl Roventine

Mykl is SMBMSP's Director and host of their Social Media Boombox podcast. He is also the owner and creative director of Orange Jackalope Creative, a web design & development agency that specializes in creating engaging web experiences with WordPress.  Mykl has a special passion for the social web and its power to educate and inspire. He co-organizes the MN Blogger Conference, and speaks frequently about social media, WordPress, and typography.
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