Brain Boost: Values Matter (you should define yours)

Speaker: Julia Ferguson-
Did you know that having a values statement is just as important for freelancers and micro-biz owners as it is for large companies? If your small biz doesn’t have a values statement, or if you think yours needs some work, this Brain Boost is for you! A values statement names the core principles that guide all that you do. It’s your moral compass. It guides decision-making and establishes a standard against which actions are assessed. Julia will take us through the things you should consider when writing your values statement, then we will open the floor to discussion.




A FREE lunchtime collaborative learning experience designed to build expertise and ensure equitable access to a wealth of knowledge. Bring your lunch and learn.
CANCELLED – if you are interested in this topic please email
(doors will open at 11:30 so you can grab a snack and a drink and get settled in)
122 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701 (Cowork Frederick “Community Room”)

Julia Swanson Ferguson has 30+ years of business experience. After earning a BBA in Accounting and MS in Mgmt Info Systems, she began a fast-growth career, ultimately running a consultancy division for a Fortune 500 software company. Along the way, she launched several small businesses of her own. In 2012 she and her husband opened Cowork Frederick

Brain Boost is a monthly brown bag event designed to build expertise, catapult the success of small businesses, and ensure equitable access to a wealth of knowledge. People from a variety of professions and walks of life share their experience and expertise in an educational talk. Then, with the help of a facilitator, participants engage in active conversation. The event aims to spark inclusive conversation and circulate the abundant knowledge of Frederick’s small biz community. Participants bring their own lunch (optionally). Drinks and light snacks are provided. The Cowork Frederick Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) covers the cost of running the program and the meeting space, with the help of sponsors. Speakers volunteer their time.

Founded in 2019, the Cowork Frederick Foundation is the community-supported, non-profit arm of Cowork Frederick. We help Frederick County freelancers, remote workers, and solopreneurs be more successful by creating ways for them to connect, learn, and build better businesses – and lives – together. In so doing, we support a vital part of a healthy, growing, fluid, free-market economy. Help support our efforts here.