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Screw the Job Market: Young + Passionate ≠ Broke

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Yes, you are an expert. Yes, you can make money doing your own thing. No, you don’t have to work for the next hot start-up or within the confines of Corporate America to do it. Michelle Ward of When I Grow Up and Molly Mahar of Stratejoy are young, profitable, and passion-fueled full-time entrepreneurs. In this core conversation, we'll all be talking about how we can do we love without living in our parent's basement. Yup - it *is* possible to create a passionate business that actually pays the bills. The job market can suck it. Not to be missed by beginner solopreneurs, recent grads, the laid off (and appreciative!), side hustlers, and those who are currently employed but looking to break free of the golden handcuffs. Come ready to share your wins, struggles and stories in this interactive conversation!


Molly Mahar Founder, Coach, Speaker Stratejoy Inc

Tara Gentile Founder/Owner Scout Creative Media LLC

Tara Gentile is a thought leader & creative business coach redefining commerce as the creation & distribution of meaning, connection, and experience. She brings creative thinking to branding, product development, and marketing that incorporates both strategy and high touch design. Her approach to business in the You Economy resonates with MBAs, PhDs, and graduates of the school of life.

She writes frequently for the Daily Worth, Design*Sponge, and Etsy. Bestselling author, Jonathan Fields, named her blog a Top 22 Single-Voice Business Blog 2012. She’s the author of several popular digital guides including her latest on the relationship between personal art and money, The Art of Earning.

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