San Diego Independent Business Professionals sdibp@groups.io

Group Description

San Diego Independent Business Professionals  (SDIBP) is an association of independent contractors, freelance workers, startup founders, small business owners and anyone else working outside of the traditional employment system. 

Since this is a huge and growing population in the San Diego region - well over to 30 percent of the workforce by some measures, we wanted to provide a place where we can freely communicate, share information and resources, discuss business issues. meet like minded professionals and collaborate on mutually beneficial projects.

This platform provides a shared email list that allows you to communicate directly with other self-employed professionals in the San Diego region.   Topics can be organized by hashtags which are included at the end of the subject line in emails you post to the group, and as a dropdown menu for posts made on the website.   A starting set of hashtags has been pasted to the bottom of this message but you can make up your own - or not use them at all. 

 There are many user controls on this service that are easy to use and allow members to mute topics and threads that are of no interest to them.   For this reason, participants here should feel free to post on any of these topics or others that may be of interest to independent professionals. 

SDIBP is an expansion of BASE (Beach Area Self-Employed) a group that meets on the second Thursday of each month in Pacific Beach.  This online service is open to all self-employed and independent professionals (in any industry) in the San Diego region.  Please feel free to join and invite other of your associates who may be interested in a group like this. 

POSTING TAGS (include at end of subject line)

 #applications
Applications and information systems for independent professionals - suggestions and questions.

#books
Discussion of books that can help entrepreneurs, small business and independent professionals

#community
Discussion of issues related to building a community of independent professionals.

#cooperation
Cooperation proposals for working with other independent professional - including joint ventures, co-marketing, partner requests and other ideas about working together for mutual benefit.

#coworking
Working together at coworking facilities, informally at coffee shops, or virtually on the internet.

#events
Business events that may be of interest to independent professionals. See also #meetings

#financial
Financial issues of including cash flow, billing, pricing, ash flow, accounting, taxes, investors and anything else related to money management for independent professionals.

#ideas
Business ideas you would like to explore or share - both pragmatic and wild ideas are welcome.

#introductions
Please introduce yourself. Tell us about your business - what you are doing or what you want to do, as well as any help you might need and the kind of people you would like to meet.

#legal
Discussion of legal issues for independent professional - questions and suggestions.

#marketing
Marketing for independent professionals - questions and suggestions

#markets
New and potential markets discussion, questions and suggestions

#meetings
Upcoming meetings that may be of interest to self-employed and independent professionals. See also the group event calendar.

#moderation
Announcement tag for group moderation

#motivation
Help if you are stuck - post the best tips, techniques and inspiration for getting going

#offers
Special offers you would like to make to our members here and their associates. Please do not use for repeated advertising.

#opportunites
Potential business opportunities you have spotted - both ones that you might want to pursue and ones you think might benefit others.

#problems
Problems you are having with your business or practice. Post them to get ideas on how to resolve or if you just want some sympathetic listeners.

#productivity
Personal productivity - suggestions, questions and ideas for increasing the efficiency of independent professionals.

#projects
Discussion of projects and initiatives that my be of interest to independent business professionals

#questions
Questions you might have about business or anything else. Let us try to help.

#recommendations
Recommendations of people, products and services. Please disclose if you have a business or financial interest in your recommendation.

#requests
Request for help from our members and their associates. Can include paid or volunteer requests.

#remote
Remote working - questions and best practices for working with customers and associates who are geographically separated.

#resources
Resources of all kinds for independent professionals

#sales
Sales for independent professionals - questions, suggestions and discussion.

#stakeholders
Discussion of business relationships with customers, suppliers, partners and associates.

#strategy
Questions, ideas and resources about business strategy for independent professionals.

#status
What's new? Use this tag if you have already posted an introduction and want to let us know of any changes in your business.

#technology
Technology that benefits independent professionals - suggestions and questions.  

Group Information

  • http://sdibp.org
  • 91 Members
  • 27 Topics, Last Post:
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Top Hashtags [See All]

  • #meetings Upcoming meetings that may be of interest to self-employed and independent professionals. See also the group event calendar. 3 threads
  • #coworking Working together at coworking facilities, informally at coffee shops, or virtually on the internet. 2 threads
  • #technology Technology that benefits independent professionals - suggestions and questions. 1 threads
  • #projects Discussion of projects and initiatives that my be of interest to independent business professionals 1 threads
  • #events Business events that may be of interest to independent professionals. See also #meetings 1 threads
  • #remote Remote working - questions and best practices for working with customers and associates who are geographically separated. 1 threads
  • #moderation Announcement tag for group moderation 1 threads
  • #open 1 threads
  • #writing 1 threads

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