Getting Started Bootcamp Independent Study "Indigo Class"

Web Workshop

Date: 9/10/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Note: All listed times are in the Pacific time zone. Please adjust accordingly.

Event Overview

About the bootcamp:

When you’re just starting out as an independent consultant, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s so much to learn, and even more to do! This eight-week program will help you…

  • Set up your business (including naming it, if you haven’t already)

  • Refine your branding and service offerings

  • Figure out your pricing

  • Create an online presence for your business

  • Do your initial outreach and business development

  • And tackle whatever else you may need help with!


The syllabus involves six PICA workshops, plus checklists, templates, and worksheets. (See below for the syllabus.)  In between the workshops, you're welcome to drop into weekly Office Hours to get your questions answered and to get informal coaching from PICA's Chief Advocate and possibly other PICA members who may also drop in. 

There is a ninety-minute kick-off session on Friday, September 10 at 10:00 am Pacific time in order to get familiar with how the independent study option works, to discuss the infrastructure tasks you'll need to complete, and to meet your mentor(s). We encourage you to participate live, but if you can't we will record the session. If you don't participate or watch this kick off session, it will be more difficult for your to set up your business. 


When you register for the bootcamp, you will get the full course syllabus, along with supplementary worksheets, checklists, and other resources. 

Kick off on September 10

Become familiar with your objectives for next 8 weeks.  

Featured Topic: Laying Your Foundation (infrastructure).

Assignments and prep for the next two weeks:

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* PICA member log-in required.

Week of September 24

Focus Area: Refining your branding, go-to-market messaging, and service offerings. 

Assignments for next two weeks:

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Week of October 8

Focus Area: Create visibility! Creating a LinkedIn business page and/or website.

Assignments for next two weeks:

  • Take How to Build Your Website (TBD, week of October 11th) or use PICA's reference guide * (download)
  • Finish your LinkedIn profile
  • Create an outline for your website
  • Create a LinkedIn business page
  • Bonus points if you get a first draft of your website done, too!

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Week of October 22

Focus Area: Preparing for Launch 

Assignments for next two weeks: 

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 Week of November 5

Develop goals for next quarter.

Assignment: Officially launch your business!

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* Members-only content