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...]

Focus Client Communications on Value, Not Rate

:: As a website developer and communications consultant in the competitive Bay Area, I must be ready to pitch my services at the drop of a hat. Over the years, I have honed my elevator speech and endlessly rehearsed talking to potential clients about their website and media needs. However, conversations invariably turn to that sticky question…“So, what’s your hourly fee?” The best answer? A gracefully phrased, “Let’s focus on your real question.” In my experience, clients are not actually … [Read more...]

WIC Lessons Learned #2: Karilee Wirthlin

:: Karilee Wirthlin started KL Consulting (http://klconsulting.com/) 19 years ago to provide break-through marketing with her expertise in digital strategy and, what is now called, “martech.” She joined WIC about a year later to find a network of like-minded business people. When she looks back at her years of success, being part of the WIC community has been a key factor in her success. You are the President and CEO of Your Company “WIC members are dedicated to growing a business. They may … [Read more...]

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