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...]

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...]

Sage Advice from Corporate Buyers of Consulting Services

::  Recently I had the opportunity to make a presentation to a small group of consultants; a couple of them worked for Chevron-Texaco. They had just completed a screening process for a multi-million consulting project.  In brief...here's what they shared: 1.  First consultants eliminated were ME CENTERED...they dominated the conversation, told all about their processes, products, past clients.  It was all about them. They asked few questions. 2)  Second set of consultants eliminated were … [Read more...]

WIC Turns 20 in 2018 

:: What better way to kick off the 20th Anniversary of WIC in 2018 than sharing a WIC “aha moment” from member Mandi Toutsch:   “Even traveling between the Midwest and California for the past year, I find the WIC emails and off-topic subjects very helpful. I am grateful to have met wise and resourceful women, whom are a great support to each other with their businesses and life.” While a more formal anniversary celebration is planned for the January 18th General Meeting, the blog will feature … [Read more...]

Key Takeaways to Scale Your Consulting Practice

:: I was fortunate to be in the audience when WIC hosted a panel on how to scale your consulting practice. These amazing speakers had very consistent advice and not necessarily what I was expecting to hear. Lisa Ann Pinkerton, Founder and President, Technica Communications Sheila Hatch, Creative Director and President, Decca Design Emmy Gengler, CEO and Founder, Softjourn Kathryn Bowsher, Managing Director and Founder of Act One Healthcare These 4 women have really scaled their … [Read more...]

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