I’ve been a longtime member of Women In Consulting (WIC), which is a terrific organization for consultants and business owners — for women and men.
One of WIC’s many powerful resources is their annual Best Practices Survey.
Over the years, it’s offered excellent insights into the evolution of Bay Area consulting businesses, such as billing trends and rates, consulting expertise and specialties, structure and operations.
Take the Survey and Get a Free Copy of the Report.
The survey is open March 14 to April 7, 2017 and takes only 10 – 15 minutes to complete at: www.tinyurl.com/wic2017
You do not need to be a member to participate — and participants will receive a free copy of the survey results when it is released in June.
Also, everyone who participates is entered into a drawing for a free WIC workshop or general meeting.
Whether your business continues to expand, has experienced a slowdown or turnaround, or is consistent with last year, please share your experiences.
Feel free to pass the survey link along to other consultants outside of the WIC Community. The more people who complete the survey, the more meaningful the results will be. Male consultants are welcome to participate, too!
The survey closes April 7, 2017 and takes 10 – 15 minutes to complete.
All participants who complete the survey receive the results (normally a member only benefit!) and are entered into a drawing to win one of five prizes (whether or not they’re WIC members): a seat in any future WIC workshop (1 winner) or a voucher for one recorded webinar (4 winners).
All information collected in the survey is confidential.
The survey asks some detailed questions about your business for 2016:
- Total revenue for 2016
- Average hourly rate (if applicable)
- Average retainer fee (if applicable)
- Average project fee (if applicable)
- Target hourly rate in project fees (if applicable)
- Number of subcontractors used
- Total amount paid to subcontractors and/or employees
In addition to the report that WIC sends to all participants, they will also present the results at a members-only meeting held at Michaels at Shoreline on Thursday, June 15.
If you’d like to take this opportunity to join WIC as a Premium or Leaders Network member prior to the meeting, you will be able to attend the meeting and benefit from the many other resources and informative meetings WIC provides to consultants.
Thank you in advance for participating, and please forward this to other consultants you know..…the more the merrier!