Work on your business

Our new quarterly series of webinars are designed to help you work ON your business. These practical tutorials will address topics consultants need to know more about—but aren’t sure who to ask.

Upcoming topics include:

  • Keeping it Legal – What Consultants Need to Know: Brian Reider, August 2019
  • It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep – Financial Literacy for Consultants: Michelle Johnston, CPA, November 2019 


General Public: $79 per webinar; series of 5 for $299
SAC Partners:  $49 per webinar; series of 5 for $199

Purchase Past Webinars

As the webinars in this series run, the completed webinars become available for purchase. Click here to see list of past webinars, along with online purchase options. All past webinars are free to SAC members.

Upcoming Webinars

November, 2019 – 10:00am PT

Exact date TBA.

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Michelle Johnston, CPA: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep – Financial Literacy for Consultants

About the Speaker

Michelle Johnston has been a partner of Burns & Johnston CPAs since 1993. The firm provides a full range of accounting, tax, QuickBooks, and bookkeeping services to small companies ($500K – $10M) and high net worth individuals.

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Past Webinars

November 7, 2018

Your opportunity to watch this webinar live has passed, but you can still purchase it.  We’ll send you a link where you can watch it.

If you are a SAC member, you can watch it for free on the past webinars page.

Business Development on LinkedIn: It’s All About Relationships — Sandra Clark

We’ve heard that LinkedIn is a great tool for prospecting and building your business. But are we sure we’re using it effectively? Join LinkedIn expert Sandra Clark to learn more about what works and doesn’t work on LinkedIn, as well as best practices for using LinkedIn more effectively as a solo consultant.

This webinar will help you use the new LinkedIn desktop user interface to your advantage to attract your target audience. It will help you ensure you can be found by your target audience on LinkedIn, and discuss how to use the platform to more effectively prospect and build relationships.

Sandra Clark is the Founder of LinkedIn Mentoring, a Silicon Valley company that helps busy professionals create powerful LinkedIn profiles and teaches them how to use those profiles for results. Trained in communications and social media, Sandra was Director of Communications for UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley and now leads a successful business helping clients create and manage their LinkedIn presence through individualized coaching. She is a frequent presenter about LinkedIn at both professional organizations and companies in Silicon Valley.

February 7, 2019

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Writing to Be Understood – Effective Writing for The Rest of Us – Anne Janzer

Effective writing builds your authority and expands the reach of your business.  Yet many consultants are too busy meeting their clients’ needs to do the writing they want or need to do.

In this webinar, we’ll look at ways to streamline your writing through careful planning, and how to strengthen your written voice to enhance credibility and authority. You’ll learn which parts of the work you can outsource, and how to get the most from the time you invest in writing. Join us.

Anne Janzer is an award-winning author on a mission to help people communicate more effectively through writing. As a professional writer, she has worked with more than one hundred technology companies. She is author of the books Writing to Be Understood,  The Writer’s ProcessThe Workplace Writer’s Processand Subscription Marketing. Find her blog and online courses at

May 15, 2019 – 10:00am PT

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Dan Weedin: Navigating the Insurance Maze – A Consultant’s Guide

How do you protect your consulting practice and your lifestyle from the unexpected? Do you know what business insurance policies a consultant should have to protect property, brand, and liability?

In this webinar, insurance expert Dan Weedin will guide us through the maze of various insurance coverages, including errors & omissions, general liability, property, cyber, life, disability, and long-term care. You’ll learn why third parties require certain insurances and how to know if those policies are really relevant. Dan will also discuss how to protect the personal wealth accumulated by consulting through insurance that can be purchased by your company.

About The Speaker

Dan Weedin is in the unique position of having over 30 years experience in the insurance and risk management industry– as both a consultant and an insurance broker. He speaks internationally on this topic and has two courses available on LinkedIn Learning. Dan resides near Seattle, WA with his wife Barb and two canine companions, Captain Jack and Bella.

August 6, 2019 – 11:00am PT

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Brian Reider: Keeping it Legal – What Consultants Need to Know

How do you protect your consulting practice from the myriad of legal issues that can arise? In this webinar, Brian Reider, an attorney known for providing business solutions to legal problems will be talking with us about navigating the legal minefield. Brian will guide us through how to select an attorney, contracts and law, protecting work products, trade secrets and intellectual property, protecting assets through insurance and how to avoid legal problems.

We’ll have the opportunity to address and ask questions about some unique consulting situations. For example, the topic of independent contractors is stimulating chaos in California, and the question on everyone else’s mind is whether the issue will be isolated to California. Brian will also address the EU issue as well as consulting outside of the U.S. Last but not least, this is your opportunity to ask your legal questions!

About the Speaker

D. Brian Reider acts as outside general counsel for corporate clients, provides organizational and operational advice to businesses in a variety of industries, and counsels clients regarding human resource issues. He is a partner in the Business practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP and serves as the Ontario office managing partner.