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How Can I Go Out on My Own

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

How Can I Go Out on My Own

Lessons Learned from Independent Consultants and Business Owners from a Diversity and Inclusion Perspective

What would it be like to go out on your own? Many people in the industry have taken steps to start their own businesses. What are lessons learned from their experiences about what works and what doesn’t when venturing out? How can we take these lessons to ensure you have the best chance at success as an independent consultant and/or business owner?

This session will bring together a group of industry professionals including Tiffany Asberry, Principal at Johnson & Asberry; Tiffany Rafii, CEO of UpSpring PR; Frank Lippert, Founder/Principal at GO Strategies; and Ivy Slater, CEO of Slater Success.

Please mark your calendars and join us for a lively and exciting virtual discussion on Wednesday, June 9th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.  The session will:

  • Provide attendees with an understanding of the process of starting your own company
  • Offer insight into the different types of communication with independent consultants and business owners
  • Highlight how to prepare yourself strategically, mentally, and financially
  • Elaborate on how diversity and inclusion initiatives are moving the industry forward and how new businesses can take advantage of:
    • New goals being established
    • New initiatives rolling out
    • The future demands that firms will be looking for

This event is in sponsorship with SMPS New York’s Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion Committees.

Questions? Please contact Allen Lee Allen.lee@wsp.com or Tiffany Carter Tiffany.Carter@wsp.com

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Event Speakers

Tiffany Asberry

Owner, Johnson & Asberry Communications

Speaker's Bio

Frank Lippert, FSMPS, CPSM

Founder/Partner, GoStrategies, LLC

Speaker's Bio

Tiffany Rafii

CEO, UpSpring PR

Speaker's Bio

Ivy Slater

CEO, Slater Success

Speaker's Bio


June 9
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Categories:


Virtual Meeting
NY United States



SMPS-NY/AIA Member: $15

Non-member: $30

Domains of Practice

  • Domain 3: Client and Business Development
  • Domain 6: Management

Who Should Attend

  • Administrative
  • Business Developer
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Marketing Director
  • Partner/Principal
  • Vice President
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • President/CEO
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Design Firms
  • Owners
  • Human Relations/Human Resources