JUNE 17-21 2019 | Corpus Christi, Texas


FREELANCE BUSINESS WEEK COASTAL BEND (#FBWCB) is 5-days of creative sessions made up of workshops, fireside chats, talks, and panel discussions focused on our local Texas coastal bend freelance business community. All designed to build your freelance business, celebrate your accomplishments and bust through whatever roadblocks you are facing. We’re led by local freelance business owners, supporting businesses and hosted in fabulous spaces all over town.

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About #FBWCB

We are your community, together we are all better. As freelance business owners, it is far too easy to work in a vacuum and diminish our growth and creativity. We owe it to ourselves and our city to keep growing.

We are bringing Freelance Business Week to the Texas coastal bend area in and around Corpus Christi, Texas to honor your hard work, provide you with the resources to push through roadblocks in your business and achieve your dreams. Come out and join us, expand your network and broaden your view of possibilities.

#FBWCB Schedule

#FBW Coastal Bend June 17-21 2019
Attend the sessions you want to … Purchase a full access pass to create your custom schedule.

This Event is Designed For You!

Every session of #FBWCB is designed with your freelance business in mind. Making sure there are sessions to answer your business questions, peers to talk through the hard stuff with and resources to make you more productive … All in the Texas Coastal Bend, in and around Corpus Christi.

Your #FBWCB Organization Team

Meet Our Team

Want to present a session at #FBWCB this year?
Ana Varela
Ana Varela

#FBWCB Co-Lead Organizer & local freelance writer

Ana Varela holds degrees in International Studies and Chinese Studies from Long Beach State. Ana lived in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, and Taipei before moving to Corpus Christi in 2017 where she has worked at a domestic violence shelter, as a paralegal at a non-profit immigration law firm, and as a local representative that finds host families for incoming international students. Ana is a freelance writer, cultural consultant, and host of the Corpus Culture Fest. She is a featured writer in the 2018 and 2019 Corpus Christi Writers Anthology and board member and panelist at the 2019 People’s Poetry Festival.

Sponsor Us

Show your local freelance community how important they are, support Freelance Business Week

Liza Wizner
Liza Wizner

#FBWCB Co-Lead Organizer & Founder, Automate Business Growth

I believe everyone needs a support system. That’s my role in our community. I do this by bringing people and technology together to help us succeed.

I am powered by a passion for living my best life!

I work directly with executive leadership of various organizations to help drive their growth and delivery of learning and development services. I lead the development and delivery of technical, industry professional, learning, and leadership training for over 3,000 individuals annually.

Where It’s At

#FBWCB will be hosted in locations across the City of Corpus Christi, TX. 

The entire Coastal Bend area brings a breath of fresh sea air to FREELANCE BUSINESS WEEK as the first region under 2 million residence to host a #FBW event. The organization team in Corpus Christi will be showing the world not to underestimate the freelance business owners in smaller cities and rural areas.

University Incarnate Word

Green Light Coffee Southside

KEDT Center for Educational Broadcasting

BUS - Bar Under the Sun

The Exchange - Corpus Christi

Rockit's Whiskey Bar & Saloon

The Gold Fish


Thanks to our sponsors for making this event affordable for our local freelance business owners



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