California Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Independent Consulting and Subcontracting – Keep It Legal!

:: Two months ago, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in the case Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court that is likely to result in it being harder to qualify as an independent contractor, as well as more difficult to legally hire subcontractors to help you with your work. More than ever, it’s critical that self-employed consultants and their subcontractors take steps to maximum their chances to pass what is likely to become a stricter vendor compliance process. … [Read more...]

Judy Dang on Work Overload

Do you suffer from being overwhelmed? Too much to do that you don't know where to start? Designer and productivity consultant Judy Dang offers a way to get unstuck. She's the guest speaker at the next Women in Consulting South Bay Lunch and Learn on Monday, July 9th, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jctWmQwh56Y&feature=youtu.be To find out more about bringing this workshop to your office, get in touch: AvidAtWork.com. … [Read more...]

Join us June 21 – Insights from the 2018 Best Practices Survey Results

:: Women In Consulting’s June 21 general meeting outlines the key findings of our latest Best Practices Survey, now in its 16th year. I’m pretty excited about this year’s results as there are new insights to share. Over the years we’ve seen common themes emerge around the importance of networking, optimal fee structures, delegation of tasks, and how to gain new clients. This year we also see changing and more current trends such as: The outlook for consulting as a business for next … [Read more...]

WIC Lessons Learned #3 – Leslie Smith

:: Leslie became a member of Women In Consulting nearly 20 years ago when she first took the leap to become an independent financial consultant. She had spent a number of years building a career at Bank of America rising to a V.P. of Investments for their Investment Services division working with the banks clients.  Having left the bank, she was starting from a blank slate as a consultant.  Another self-employed friend recommended she join the newly formed Women In Consulting group. The Value … [Read more...]

How to Combine Productivity with Mindfulness

:: You may have heard of a productivity method called the Pomodoro Technique, developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique allows a user to choose a task and focus on it for 25-minute intervals. A pre-set kitchen timer will ring once the minutes are up, allowing the user to take a short break before picking the task up again. After completing four cycles of 25 minutes each the user is encouraged to take a longer break. Since the inception of the Pomodoro Technique, several … [Read more...]

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