Hello Friends and Colleagues,
Last week, we met, cheered for the fall, and grew our professional networks. Even though we are a virtual community for consulting firm owners, we do make the time to catch up IRL (in real life). At this NYC event, we were able to partner with both the Independent Consultant Network and Adrian Miller’s network. As a result, everyone's network was able to grow. We highly encourage everyone to be part of multiple communities as it will greatly help with sales leads and partnerships.
We would love to do this in other parts of the country. Let us know if you would be willing to host one in your area! ________________________________________________________
🎉Live Learning Event - Webinar and Q&A with Perri Richman on Branding
Everybody wants to get noticed—individual professional practitioners included. But how does one do so when there are so many of us (there are 15.8M Independent Consultants to be exact 😟)? If you’re an independent or boutique consulting business owner, chances are you’ve probably wrestled with this question before or are still facing it head-on. How on Earth are our target customers supposed to notice us? Come join us Thursday, September 26th at 2:00PM EST for a special live event hosted by Perri Richman to learn how to get noticed as an independent consultant. Richman has more than 20 years of experience helping businesses with branding and communications strategies. Richman will help us clarify our reasons for action, work with us to develop unique value propositions and answer any of our pressing questions about building a personal leadership brand. After attending Richman’s event, you’ll have the significant tools to help you better brand yourself as the exceptional consultant that you already are. Let’s get noticed.
To register for this event or to learn more, please click here. We allow non-member guests to attend one event. _________________________________________________ Helpful Tips from the Community In our members-only Slack community, our members engage regularly to discuss and share knowledge. Ideas, tools, resources, and the like are circulated on an ongoing basis. Below are just 4 of the many interesting items shared over the past few weeks. Hopefully, they are as helpful to you as they have been for our members.
Improve your sales skills: Several members have been raving about a great podcast on how to master your sales skills. It’s called Art of Sale with Art Sobczak. One member said, “Sobczak has some super helpful tips on engaging with the gatekeeper during cold calling and handling objects. I ended up binge-listening.”
How to do pricing: Pricing Design is an eBook many members found extremely helpful in setting value-based pricing in a very practical manner. One member said, “It changed my business pricing mindset entirely. Almost immediate 10x return on investment.” 💸
Alternative to reading books: Scribd is “a subscription-based audiobook and eBook service that has lots of content for only $9/month. You’ll also find book summaries.” If you have a difficult time allocating time to read, you should give audiobooks a try.
Custom graph illustrations: One member asked the community how to generate custom graph illustrations in a practical way without compromising quality. Some of the answers provided were: 1) Use Excel+PowerPoint and scrape as PNGs 2) Use Lucidcharts for more involved graphics 3) Provide content and hire Fiverr to make them prettier 💅.
_________________________________________________ 🙌 New Members
While the dog days are definitely over, so are the trial days for a number of you! We recently gained 10 new full members. Josh Lambert, Ryan Atkins, Nitin Mittal, Guillem Gallofee, Sarah Bisceglie, Denisa Mertiri, Adrian Miller, Ira Wolfe, Louis Kaufman and Steve Sulkowski—welcome aboard! We are super pumped that you all decided to make the commitment to fully join CoSolo. Cheers!
If you are serious about building your independent or boutique consulting business and think it would be beneficial to have other fellow consultants advise and hold you accountable, try joining us! You can try us out for 1 month risk-free. Please fill out our application here, which will help us assess if you are the right fit for our community.