Ready for the Results? Best Practices Survey Reviewed at June Meeting

We all need a reality check now and again, and the annual WIC Best Practices Survey is a great place to start. Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 15th when Survey Program Director Jen Berkley Jackson of The Insight Advantage and Deb Siegle of Strategic Marketing Solutions will share this year’s results from your consulting peers. So now is the time to join WIC if you want to know more about things like: Total revenue for 2016 Average hourly rate Average retainer fee Average … [Read more...]

How Do You Start Your Pitch?

:: Ok, you have something you’d like to pitch… Where do you start? To help explain, let me set a scene for you: You’re on a nineteen-hour flight between Sydney and Dallas. In the seat next to you is the one person you’ve been trying to talk to for over a year; the VP of Marketing you’d like to show your new product story to, the movie producer who would love your story outline, or your CEO. Direct TV is broken, so you have their full attention for the entire nineteen hours. This is the … [Read more...]

Essential Tech Tools for Entrepreneurs

:: Entrepreneurs need lots of support to be successful, and it can take many forms. For example, it’s important to have sources for trusted advice, like the Small Business Administration. It’s also key to have practical tools to get established and maintain your workflow. Here are a few valuable use cases and my go-to technology tools: Keep track of the interwebs. You probably have a number of websites and blogs you visit to get your daily dose of news about your industry. It’s a waste of … [Read more...]

Hitting the High Ground in 2017

:: As women business owners, many of us were eagerly looking forward to seeing our country’s first woman president elected in November. Unfortunately, as we all know, that didn’t happen. The aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory has been a country deeply divided, with anger and aggression erupting on both sides. Regardless of which candidate you supported, you’ll need to deal with a changed business climate in 2017.  Here are 5 factors to consider in your upcoming business dealings: … [Read more...]

The 2016 WIC Speed Mentoring Event in Review

:: When I proposed launching a WIC Mentorship Program in 2014, none of us knew where it would lead. WIC has an incredibly vibrant community, with a culture of supporting one another’s success; a mentorship program seemed a natural fit for the organization. Fast forward two years: we’ve launched six Mastermind groups and two Speed Mentoring events, with demand for more. We’ve had bumps along the way. Still, with great member suggestions – and a little patience – WIC continues to evolve the … [Read more...]

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