ROI. B2B. Profit Centre. Supply Chain. Qualifying the Customer. If these and other business-related phrases strike fear in your heart, this workshop is for you. Learn the business basics you really need to jumpstart your writing career. Note: This class is not about the publishing business. It focuses on the skills you will need as a sole proprietor of a freelance writing business. Another Note: Helaine has been a full-time children’s author and speaker since 2002. Prior to that, she owned a school supply business and worked as a Sales and Marketing professional.