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Lunch and Learn: Insider's Guide to Freelance Consulting - Build, Manage and Grow
Friday, December 14, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)
Insider's Guide to Freelance Consulting: Build, Manage and Grow.
This Lunch and Learn is a practical guide for anyone who would like to start consulting but is struggling to find the framework for getting started. We’ll talk about how to position yourself in the market, which clients to target, how to grow your practice in a sustainable way and the importance of managing expectations at each step. I’ll be using examples from my experiences (and mistakes!) in building my consulting practice and encourage you to bring any questions and war stories of your own.
- Finding your first client
- Structuring projects
- Pricing projects
- Managing scope creep
- Selling your next project
Jill Cartwright is a consumer goods and services expert with more than 15 years of experience in financial services, retail and manufacturing. In 2007, Jill founded Go GaGa, a company that creates ergonomically safe and stylish products for parents, such as diaper bags and travel accessories. After spending 5 years immersed in building the business to a global brand, Jill embarked on a consulting career as a means of transitioning to her next career. She made countless mistakes in pricing, structuring projects and scope creep along the way and she’s hoping to spare you that same fate.
Jill speaks on a number of topics in the Boston area, including lecturing on entrepreneurship at Babson College and teaching customer segmentation at Intelligent.ly.
The Workbar Lunch and Learn classroom series is designed to connect and educate professionals from every industry and on a variety of topics. The Workbar Lunch and Learn classroom is open to members and non-members alike. To ensure the right vibe and to deliver value to the sponsors and supporters who make our community possible, we do not allow soliciting of any kind. We appreciate your help, please see our event guidelines for more information regarding participation in our events.
Space is limited. Lunch is included.
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Workbar is an alternate workspace designed around the needs of today’s “work from home” professionals or those finding themselves searching for tables in coffee shops. Our month to month memberships offer the flexibility that today’s mobile workers need while providing 24 hour access to spacious works areas, conference rooms, printing, faxing, scanning, and unlimited cups of fresh coffee daily.
Workbar is perfect for freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, small groups and other Boston professionals looking for an affordable place to work, meet with clients and meet other like-minded professionals in the Boston Area.