Do you dream of self-employment?
Do you know someone who wants to make a living consulting to nonprofit organizations?
I’ve been self-employed for nine years. When I left my in-house role as a communications manager, it was because I wanted a BIG change. I knew that I didn’t want to move to a similar role at a different organization. And I knew that I wanted to test my entrepreneurial chops.
When I launched my business in 2008, I didn’t have much figured out. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted my business to look like, but I had cash in the bank and my employer would become my first client. The following months consisted of client work, business research, planning, testing out various approaches and learning the hard way – and then putting that on repeat for the next nine years!
Today, my consultancy is going strong and I really can’t imagine going back to the “employed” life.
Success looks different for everyone. For me, it includes never having returned to in-house employment – neither part-time nor full-time. I’ve completely replaced “employment” with “self-employment” and have been my own boss for nine years. I believe that my success comes down to focus, discipline and fully committing to my business.
Start a profitable nonprofit consulting business: three-part online workshop series
Because I’ve been consulting for so long, I get frequent requests for “brain picking” sessions. There are many reasons I can’t say yes to those, but now I’m ready to offer a very solid alternative.
This summer, I’m going to set aside three Friday afternoons to work with people who are ready to commit to and invest in getting their consulting practices off the ground. Taking place via video calls, we’re going to talk about:
Day 1: Positioning your business
Outcome: Develop clarity about your brand and your services
Day 2: Finding the right clients
Outcome: Develop your marketing and new business development plan
Day 3: Running a lasting consultancy
Outcome: Create a business that lasts – and that you’ll enjoy
Here are a few more workshop details:
Dates: Fridays – June 30, July 14, July 28
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET each day
Cost: $197 USD
Each call will be part group discussion, part presentation and part workshop (you’ll have work to do). We have a maximum number of 15 participants so that we can chat and share as we go.
If you’ve been thinking – or dreaming – about life as a self-employed consultant, head over to the registration page and claim your spot. Day 1 is just two weeks away – and you’ll want to get in before the workshop fills up.