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Business Strategies with consultant Dennis Santoro

January 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In these sessions, consultant Dennis Santoro will discuss business strategies. The first session Freelancer Pay Equity (Jan. 10) will encompass compensation research and explain the various costs freelancers are responsible for. This session will show you how to calculate the real value of freelance pay compared to employee pay with benefits. It will also cover the basic rules for classifying a position as freelance or employee. A link to a free calculator for translating freelance hourly wage to employee hourly wage equivalent will also be provided. The second session Basic contracts for Artists and Galleries (Jan. 17) will cover basic, plain language information on what artists should be sure is included in gallery contracts and the need to have contracts when a third party is selling your work.

Peer-to-Peer Sessions is a free and accessible (mostly) online series geared to enrich, educate and connect creatives through a series of workshops and training sessions. New Bedford is the home of artists, creatives, change makers, designers, entrepreneurs, and community enthusiasts and the Peer-to-Peer Sessions embrace the pulse that makes New Bedford so unique while expanding our knowledge and connections.


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