An expo this week in Johnson County will put the work of freelance creators on display, as well as offer insight into the minds of Kansas City solopreneurs, said Cami Travis-Groves.
The FX Portfolio Showcase — set for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center — is expected to feature Kansas City-area independent professionals, including designers, writers, photographers, social media specialists, public relations pros, videographers, web developers and more, said Travis-Groves, president of the Freelance Exchange, a support resource for the Kansas City freelance community.
Solopreneurs of all stripes will be on-site to showcase their work, discuss their areas of expertise, and meet with potential clients, she said.
A panel conversation — “Hiring Freelancers? What to Expect” — begins the event at 10:30 a.m. and features Travis-Groves, graphic designer, business coach and speaker; James Meadows, corporate writer; and Sebastian De Geer, videographer, GeereD Up Films. Byron Ginsburg, a writing, media and marketing consultant who also serves as programs director for Freelance Exchange, is set to moderate the panel.
Known as Kansas City’s outsource resource, the Freelance Exchange is celebrating 15 years as a free tool to help solopreneurs form a community to share best practices, become savvier business owners and expand their networks.