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November 2022: Business 101 for Freelancers with PATH

  • 9 Nov 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Online


  • NYCT members attend for free.

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NYCT Webinar

Wednesday, November 9st, 2022, 6:30 PM Eastern Time

Business 101 for Freelancers

Presenters: PATH co-founders Dave Ugelow, Todd Rabideau, and Dan Ugelow


Event Description

Whether you're just starting out, or you've been freelancing for years, running a business can be challenging. Between managing all of the administrative tasks, staying organized, building a book of business, and actually doing the work, there's a lot to juggle. During this session, we’ll cover tips for freelancers at all stages:

Starting your Business (when those who are just getting going)

  • Non-competition, non-solicitation, and IP ownership issues with former employers
  • Entity formation and tax considerations
  • Paperwork: proposals, contracts, invoices, etc.
  • Health insurance and business insurance
  • How to find clients
  • Running your Business (for experienced freelancers)

Protecting your IP
  • Advanced tax strategies
  • Basic business accounting (setting up a balance sheet, tracking expenses, etc.)
  • Growing your book of business
  • Growing your Business (leveling-up)

Hiring workers and subcontracting work
  • Partnering with other freelancers / small businesses
  • Advanced contracts
  • Selling your business!


 Dave Ugelow is a co-founder of Path and a New   York-based attorney who has been practicing   transactional and corporate law for over 10   years.  Most recently, Dave was head of the   Legal Team for a digital media company in NY   where he oversaw the tools and processes to   manage the company’s freelancer   workforce, among other responsibilities. Dave has   advised many entrepreneurs and businesses at all different stages of growth. He also teaches a course at Brooklyn Law School on supporting growth stage companies and he is on the board of a nonprofit technology startup where he handles all legal matters for the business.


 Todd Rabideau is a co-founder of Path   and a senior financial analyst who has   worked on Wall Street for over a   decade. His specialty is leveraged   finance, with a focus on the debt side,   which includes everything from   leveraged loans and high yield bonds   to  transaction structuring, CLOs, and bankruptcy and restructurings. Todd has also worked with many small business owners and entrepreneurs to consult on various financial, accounting, and tax topics. He has built financial forecasting models for businesses, helped entrepreneurs build out their accounting practices, and, more recently, has been working in the crypto space, helping a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) with their financials.


 Dan Ugelow is a co-founder of Path and an   experienced software developer and UX   designer who has worked across a number of   major systems and languages to build   prototypes, design language libraries, mobile   apps, and web pages, for clients ranging from   individual business owners to major Fortune   500  companies. He has also spent time   freelancing in between in-house roles. He oversees the Path technology.

Dave, Todd, and Dan founded Path ( to provide better support for freelancers and small business owners.

Q&A will follow the presentation.


NYCT members attend for free

Non-members attend for $10 

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Terms and conditions:

  • Everyone must RSVP and pay (if applicable) before Monday, November 8 at 3:00 pm.
    • No refunds will be offered after the registration fee is received.
    • We are unable to accommodate any late registrations, payments, and inquiries. 
  • All non-members who would like to attend this meeting must pay $10 (for this talk only) or please consider becoming a member.
  • It is at the presenter’s discretion to share the presentation deck with the NYCT to be shared with the members at a later date.
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Thank you for your ongoing support! Please contact us anytime with any comments, questions, and suggestions for future topics.

Looking forward to seeing you at this meeting!


While it's not for everyone, interpreting is often a welcome addition to a language career, and many successful interpreters started as translators. This webinar, aimed at those who are considering adding interpreting to their services offered, will cover how to get into this rewarding line of work. We will discuss the specialties in the field, skills needed, types of entry-level work, training and education, and certification. Attendees will be encouraged to complete a mini-analysis and start a plan to step into translation's "talkative cousin."

Attendees will be able to:

  • identify the basic skills and knowledge of a professional interpreter
  • understand the types of interpreting work for beginners
  • start thinking about specialties to consider and training programs for each

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