Helping Solo Professionals Develop and Grow Their Businesses and Effectively Serve Their Clients
Jump-Starting Your Consulting Business:
Lessons from a Seasoned Independent Consultant and Realtor
Every year, lots of talented people who excel in their field of expertise decide to quit the corporate world and set up shop on their own. But then they find that being good at what they do isn’t enough. They have to know – or learn – how to run a business.
That means developing savvy in areas like sales and marketing. It also means learning to focus their professional efforts.
Fortunately, Bruce Katcher is here to help.
A longtime consultant himself and a tireless supporter of and mentor to those just starting out, Bruce will present “Jump-Starting Your Consulting Business.” In this interactive discussion, he will discuss:
You will come away with some concrete ideas for increasing your sales and creating a sustainable business.
About Our Speaker:
Bruce Katcher, an industrial/organizational psychologist, is a consultant, speaker, and author. He is president of Discovery Surveys, Inc., a management consulting firm that specializes in employee engagement and customer satisfaction surveys. He is also a Realtor on Cape Cod.
The American Management Association published two of his books: the award-winning 30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers and An Insider's Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice.
Bruce’s more than 100 clients include Alcoa, Arbella Insurance, Bankers Trust, Delta Dental Plan, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fidelity Investments, W.R. Grace, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Johnson & Johnson, Manulife Financial, the National Fire Protection Association, the Mayo Clinic, Olympus, Revlon, Sodexo, Textron Systems, the Tata Group, Timberland, Tufts University, and Velcro.
Bruce is a former president of the Society of Professional Consultants and a frequent presenter at SPC meetings.
We’re expanding our series of lunchtime meet-ups! Join us for lunch at the Tavern in the Square, Porter Square, Cambridge, Friday, April 28, 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!
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, May 12, 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!
We’re expanding our series of lunchtime meet-ups! Join us for lunch at the Tavern in the Square, Porter Square, Cambridge, Friday, May 26, at 1 p.m.