Free Friday Hangouts: Small Biz Check-In

April 1, 2020By Peri

To stay connected and moving forward with our self-employed gigs, I’m offering a free Zoom workshop on Fridays, at noon Mountain Time from now through May 5, 2020. Let’s hang out and share what we are going through and how we’re dealing.

Shared from the EFF: The Revolution and Slack

December 13, 2019By Peri

Political times are crazy and I can’t keep up, but feel it’s more important than ever to share useful information and network with others who are worried about the United States’ descent into authoritarianism. I’m following developments and watching the impeachment proceedings when I can, and want to make a focused effort on turning what … Read More

Unepisode: Peri & Ruth’s Unconference Recap

November 1, 2019By Peri

The Unconference of educational and networking events serving Albuquerque’s creative workers is growing into a powerful model for how to engage, serve and support a robust creative community.

Nonprofits Helping Other Nonprofits: SINC

October 10, 2018By Peri

I talk with SINC, a New Mexico nonprofit incubator that offers support and fiscal sponsorship to other nonprofits to help build capacity and better serve their communities. This Friday, October 12, SINC is hosting an event for folks in NM considering starting a nonprofit: Community Training: Nonprofit Start-up Workshop.

Networking is not sales

August 5, 2010By Peri

I recently finished teaching another 3-week session of Start Smart, a class offered by WESST on business start-up basics. In class #2 we look at cost-effective ways to market a business (hint: advertising is nowhere near the top of the list), and networking is a major part of this discussion. As I share with every … Read More

Unexpected networking perks

April 8, 2010By Peri

I just got back from a lovely networking event hosted by my favorite local business group, the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance, a.k.a. AIBA. (Yes, I’m a co-founder so I’ll admit to some bias!) The event was held at Slate Street Cafe and co-hosted by Albuquerque’s alternative newspaper Local iQ. Besides great people and incredible food … Read More