Helping Solo Professionals Develop and Grow Their Businesses and Effectively Serve Their Clients
We’re expanding our series of lunchtime meet-ups! Join us for lunch at the Tavern in the Square, Porter Square, Cambridge, Friday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m.
As in Burlington, there is no need to register in advance, and there’s no fee to attend other than the cost of your meal. Just show up at the restaurant and ask for the Society of Professional Consultants table.
The Tavern in the Square is accessible by the Red Line (Porter Square), as well as MBTA Commuter Rail (the Fitchburg Line, also at the Porter Square station) and four bus lines.
The restaurant also offers free parking in its own lot plus validated parking in the adjacent lot. The Tavern’s own spaces are accessible by a driveway on the north side of the building (the far side if you are coming from Harvard Square). If you are coming down Mass Ave from Arlington or points north (that is, if you are heading toward Harvard Square) your best option may be the pay lot. Turn left at the light just short of the Porter T station, onto Somerville Avenue, and then right onto Beacon and right again onto Roseland Street. Be not dismayed by construction. With restaurant validation, your parking should be free in that lot, too.
Remember: No registration is required!
So You Want to Write a Book? How to Write Right
That’s the advice a lot of consultants and academics get. Write a book, build visibility, get your ideas out there. It sounds good; after all, you’ve read some books. Now it’s time to write one. There’s only one little catch: actually doing it.
Writing a book is time consuming, and being an expert on your topic is only a small part of it. If you do it right, writing a book can be fun and a rewarding experience. If you don’t do it right, the whole project can feel like a grueling ordeal.
As the author of two books and countless articles, our speaker, Steve Balzac, has figured out how to do it right.
In this presentation, he will focus on what’s involved in
About Our Speaker:
Stephen R. Balzac is a consultant, author, and speaker. He is the president of 7 Steps Ahead (www.7stepsahead.com), an organizational development firm focused on helping businesses get unstuck and turn problems into opportunities. His two books are The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development, published by McGraw-Hill, and Organizational Psychology for Managers, published by Springer Scientific.
SPC members have long expressed an interest in an additional channel for unstructured networking and just plain schmoozing about their business triumphs and trials. We launched our Meetups a while back, and have received very positive feedback from those participating ... and so we’re pleased to announce our next Lunchtime Meetup, to be held Friday, March 10, at 1 p.m.
For those who haven't yet participated, here’s how it works: You just show up!
No need to register or pay a fee.
We push tables together until there’s room for everyone. Find yourself something appealing to nosh on, settle at the cash register, and join the group.
We’ve picked 1 p.m. on a Friday as our start time to avoid the crush and let people take as much time as they feel they can afford…and maybe start a new conversation they can pick up later!