Privacy and Security Using Zoom During the Pandemic

By Sharyn Fitzpatrick at Marcom Gurus When virtual communication platforms like Zoom were developed, they probably didn’t think of how to safely use their platforms during a pandemic. Because of Zoom’s growing popularity with all of us, they have opened themselves up to intense scrutiny about privacy from the FBI and state Attorney Generals. Welcome to “Zoombombing,” where an uninvited attendee crashes your meeting and disrupts from its intended purpose. Now, this is a PR nightmare … [Read more...]

Learning From Each Other

:: Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? A few years ago, the Women In Consulting Annual Best Practices Survey unveiled some tricks by top consultants that helped improved my business’ profitability and my work/life balance. Here’s one: I learned top consultants out-source the administration of their company so they can maximize their time on generating revenue. I added a bookkeeper and a virtual assistant to the Stage2 network and could not be happier. My clients are happier too since I … [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 does your consulting business stack up? Take our 16th Annual WIC Best Practices Survey (open March 14-April 7) and find out.

A comprehensive analysis of the state of consulting businesses - Yes, it’s that time again. This is the 16th year for WIC’s best practices survey. Over the years, it’s offered useful insights into the evolution of Bay Area consulting businesses, such as billing and marketing tool trends, consulting expertise and specialties, structure and operations. Also over the years, we’ve found more and more consultants implementing the best practices and seeing the positive impact on their businesses. … [Read more...]

WIC Insights #1: Lessons Learned by Deborah Henken

:: For twenty years, WIC has been helping consultants help themselves through an exchange of ideas, best practices, and networking. In celebration of those countless conversations, this WIC Insight series hopes to share how long-term members learned lessons that applied directly to their business so new members can jumpstart theirs. Deborah Henken is a business management consultant/marketing strategist at Highland and Team and now an Encore Fellow. In all that success, Deborah joined WIC … [Read more...]

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