I really can’t stress enough how important it is to fit continuing education into your routine as a freelancer, whatever you do. It’s not just me—check out Corinne McKay’s takeaway from a conference she attended recently. “Stretching your brain” and exploring new ideas will always help you see your work from a different point of view. And that’s a very good thing.
There’s a great Coursera session coming up this October that was recently announced: Law and the Entrepreneur, hosted by Northwestern University. In its own words:
The course is designed for students interested in learning about the business-legal aspects of entrepreneurship regardless of educational background. In addition to discussing applicable legal rules, the course will focus on practical steps entrepreneurs and their lawyers can take to build and protect a new venture. The goal of the course will be for students to have a better understanding of practical ways they can protect a new venture and spot potential issues from a business-legal perspective.
How fantastic does that sound for newly-launched translators?! Or those who want a fresh perspective on running their established business. Even though I’ve been at this business full time for over a year now, I jumped at the chance to register. Discussing the law will benefit me as both a legal translator and as a sole proprietor. How might it help you?
What classes or conferences are you planning to attend this season? How do you plan to stretch yourself professionally?