SOURCE: Women in Consulting

Women In Consulting

July 11, 2013 12:00 ET

Women In Consulting (WIC) Launches Annual Best Practices Survey

Covers Best Practices and Compensation Trends of Consultants in the Bay Area and Beyond

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2013) - Women In Consulting (WIC) today announced the start of its 12th annual Best Practices and Compensation Survey. Every year, hundreds of consultants participate in the survey, which reveals techniques and best practices that consultants and small business owners can use to increase revenues and grow their businesses. With year-over-year results, the survey also reveals trends in consulting. Both WIC and non-WIC members nationwide can take the survey now at

WIC is a collaborative community offering professional consultants and small business owners a powerful resource for building strong businesses.

"The WIC survey helps consultants because it discusses practical ways they can strengthen their businesses right now," said Kathie Sherman, WIC's president and the president of Ten Four Marketing. "This survey underscores our mission to help consultants nationwide collaborate, share referrals and resources, and stay abreast of best practices."

The survey covers overall trends in revenue and rates, and examines best practices, including the choice of business structure, use of employees and subcontractors, billing practices, and networking and marketing approaches. The WIC survey team analyzes the responses of the top-earning consultants to identify successful best practices. The team also tracks evolving trends in consulting by comparing results to previous years.

"This is our twelfth survey, so we have substantial data that consistently points to best consultant practices," said Jennifer Berkley Jackson, WIC's executive vice president and president of The Insight Advantage. "One major theme we have seen is the importance of consistency. The most successful consultants follow best practices when business is down and when it's booming, and they do so year after year after year."

The survey is open to consultants and small-business owners nationwide, both WIC members and non-members, until August 15. Participants will receive a full-color report detailing the survey results. Those results will be presented at a WIC members-only meeting on Thursday, September 19. An October 2nd webinar detailing the survey results is available for free to WIC Full and Leaders' Network members and for a nominal fee to all others. To register for the webinar, go to

A free summary of the 2012 WIC Best Practices and Compensation Survey is available now on the WIC website at Detailed findings are available online exclusively to WIC members and to 2012 survey participants.

About WIC
Women In Consulting ( is a vibrant, diverse, and powerful community of consultants and small business owners working to build strong businesses. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998, WIC provides its 400+ members and affiliates a forum to connect and share with like-minded professionals. Established as a nonprofit, collaborative community to foster successful businesses for its members, WIC sponsors programs and activities to help members network, improve their skills, and thrive even in a tumultuous economic climate, and also provides consulting leadership and support to the community at large.

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