SO excited to be posting this – my first official TuesdaysTogether Barrie Meeting was a success.  I hosted at my photography studio, and we filled it! 9 people plus a guest speaker – a glorious first meeting if I do say so myself!  If we have the same numbers or more next month we will for sure be looking for another space.  Luckily for us there is no shortage of creatives willing to host; and we have tons of awesome local venues that we can meet for coffee and light snacks at also!

The March topic was finances – everything from taxes to annual budgets.  All stuff that makes us creative types cringe.  Jonathan Audette, a CPA from Barrie was welcomed by our group, put on a great info seminar answering some questions about tax season, and how we can better prepare as our businesses grow. With all of our businesses being very unique, the questions really ranged; and we learned so much about what other people are doing too – which is exactly what TuesdaysTogether is all about – sharing and learning!

You would never know from this photo that we were discussing finances lol – we had a good time meeting one another; drinking coffee, eating fruit and cupcakes (it was Candice of Pearl Decor’s Birthday!)


From Left to right: Jo Macintosh (former Washington DC creative), Shannon Narine of Country Lane Vintage Rentals, Alana Wagner, MUA, Me (Jennifer Hibberd Photography), Michael Roberts of DJ MasterMix, Cecelia Landers (Photography), Candice Cole of Pearl Decor and Events , Mark Evers (photography), not shown here is Jennifer Gilbert (Photography)

If you are a small creative business owner in the Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, Newmarket, Alliston, Orangeville areas; and embrace the spirit of community over competition; join our TuesdaysTogether facebook group to stay in the loop!

For more information on TuesdaysTogether, visit the Rising Tide Society web page.

For a super informative (albeit American) PDF on finance click here.

Alliston Photographer Tuesdays Together Barrie Leader