Today, I’m attending the 5th Laid Off Camp (LOC) in Fort Collins. As a brand new business owner, you might be wondering why I’m going to an event that has the words Laid Off in it. Well, naming issues aside, Laid Off Camp isn’t just for laid off people. LOC is an unconference for creatively employed, self employed and people who want to be employed in some capacity.
According to the www.laidoffcampfc.com website, here’s what LOC is…
LaidOffCamp started in San Francisco with over 400 people who were either “creatively employed” or unemployed. They came together for an open unconference to share their experiences, expertise, and stories, with the goal of helping each other through these tough times.
*You don’t have to be unemployed to attend!*
Anyone who wants creative ideas and inspiration for finding a job or starting your own business is welcome. If during these challenging economic times you have lost your job or are looking for better work, then this would be an excellent opportunity to meet people who might be able to help you in your quest! You should attend LaidOffCamp Fort Collins if you are:
- Wanting to connect with creative, friendly and helpful people
- Seeking employment or recently laid off
- Looking for creative ways to supplement your income or change your career
- Running your own business, a freelancer, solo entrepreneur or startup company
Cohere will be representing at LOC today for a couple of reasons. One, we’re a title sponsor! Two, I feel like I’ve got something useful to share: hope. If you’re waiting for your “Sign” to start a business or forge out on your own, consider this to be it!