Mini-Series: A How-To Guide For Becoming an “Indie” Communications Consultant

Today’s economic climate is such that many communications and marketing professionals find themselves going independent, whether by choice or force. Join host Tina Barton for this instructive mini-series, featuring interviews with “indie” consultants – from relative newcomers to seasoned pros – who offer real-life lessons and practical takeaways to broaden your knowledge, boost your confidence, and show you steps to success.

Photo (L-R): Sohini Bhattacharya; Deborah Hinton


Episode 1: The Starting Block – How to Become an “Indie” Communications Consultant


Deborah Hinton, Partner at Hinton and Co (Montreal) and Sohini Bhattacharya, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Allegoro Communications (Toronto) share the ups and downs of going “indie”, out-of-the-gate factors to have in place, the importance of planning for lean times (and your retirement!), and how else to set yourself up for success.

Look out for:

Episode 2: How to Position Yourself and Build a Client Base

Episode 3: How to Pitch Prospects and Formalize Agreements

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Supporting Resources:

How to be a consultant: 10 steps to self-employment

How to register your business with Canada Revenue Agency

2015 Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

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