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

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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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