Partner Services


PICA is designed to be an ecosystem that enables your success as a self-employed professional. This means that in addition to finding educational content and community, you can also find the services you need from trusted sources. We’ve done the research and actually used these services, so you don’t have to waste time figuring it out. It’s our intention to provide you with pre-vetted partners and service offerings so you can focus on what you do best: helping clients solve problems.

In some cases, we’re able to pass on savings to you; in other cases, government regulations make that difficult or impossible (like with business insurance). Either way, you can trust that you’ll get good service and sound advice from all the PICA partners. Please be sure to let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions by sending us a quick email. If you’re interested in becoming a vetted PICA partner, use this email address instead.

All PICA partners share our belief that independent professionals deserve to be treated fairly regardless of our size, and that a well-equipped, self-employed workforce is the corporate America of the future.


Established PICA Partners

Service Our Partner How They Can Help You Why We Chose Them

 

 

Legal Help

Available to all consultants

  UpCounsel is an online marketplace for legal services that makes hiring an attorney easy, transparent, and quick - all for 1/3rd the price of a traditional law firm. This means you can get your client's contract reviewed by an attorney fairly quickly at a reasonable price! Their website also has dozens of useful articles and templates. (Click here to search.) Most lawyers and law firms are exorbitantly expensive and slow, if they'll even talk to a solopreneur at all. UpCounsel was created to solve that problem. They've created a way to make legal advice affordable and accessible. Plus, they use independent lawyers, so of course we love that idea!
 

Website Design

Available to all consultants

  Waiive Web Design specializes in landing pages and websites for solopreneurs and small businesses. Additional services include logo design, marketing help, and search engine optimization (SEO). Through these comprehensive services, they empower you to establish a strong digital footprint and effectively connect with your target audience. PICA members get a 10% discount. We love Waiive Web Design for their unmatched commitment to customization, friendly customer service, swift response times and various pricing packages depending on your needs. They make every project a priority, resulting in top-quality, professional designs and quick turnarounds.
 

Disability Insurance

Available to all consultants

  Scott Wealth Planning is offering a 10% discount on individual disability insurance premiums for PICA members with policies from Principal. Ryan Scott will explain how the policies work, customize a policy for you, and guide you through the underwriting process so you can obtain coverage to protect your income. Being self-employed is great, but what if something happens and you can't work? That's why you need disability insurance so at a minimum, you can keep a roof over your head. Scott Wealth Planning takes a personal and practical approach so you get the coverage you need.
 

Grow Your Business By Speaking 

Available to all consultants

 

If you recognize the value of speaking as a marketing strategy, this individually customized coaching/training program is just what you need to help you grow your consulting business. For a limited time, PICA members get $100 off the $895 retail price of the 4-hour program session and $50 off the $495 retail price of the 2-hour program session. This offer is only good until 12/31/2021 so don't miss out!

Two critical success factors for any independent consultant are credibility and awareness. You need to be seen as an expert in your field to have a client pay big bucks for your services, and prospective clients needs to know about you. Speaking at conferences and other events is a terrific way to achieve both. Markman Speaker Management has been in the business for decades. Learn from the best!

Lead Generation and Proposal Tracking

Available to all consultants

As a self-employed consultant you need a system for getting new clients, but most CRM tools are for internet marketing or large sales teams. Mimiran is the CRM for people who hate selling, helping you turn web visitors into leads, leads into conversations, and conversations into clients. PICA members get a 15% discount off any package. (Use PICAFRIEND at checkout and they'll verify your membership then.)

Business development is much more productive with software to capture leads, track touchpoints, and manage proposals. Designed by an independent consultant, the Mimiran CRM system is affordable and easy to use - just right for self-employed professionals.

Online course: Winning Proposals

Available to all consultants

You need a compelling proposal to win business but most sales trainings gloss over the proposal. Learn how to do it right so you not only win more business, you also have less stress, less pricing pressure, and better projects. Improve your win rate after this course or use the money back guarantee.
PICA members get $100 off. (Use PICAFriend100 at checkout and they'll verify your membership then).

A proposal isn't just a pricing document. Done right, it will help you manage expectations, create rapport, and get the project started on the right foot. This course is packed with actionable and relevant info, especially since it was created by an independent consultant who has walked in your shoes.
 

Business Development/ Project Opportunities

Available to all consultants

  In consulting, business development takes time - sometimes years - to build client relationships. Supplement your pipeline with Catalant's platform, where you can propose your services on projects directly to Fortune 1000 companies.  We're excited to be partnering with Catalant because they share our conviction that a sound contracting process that enables a 1099 payment situation is better for both the client and the consultant. (That said, a few large Catalant clients still require a W-2 payment situation; we're working together to change that!)

PICA Partners of the Future

As PICA grows, so will our ecosystem of partners and services. We also want to help you with discounts and recommendations in the following areas:

Please be patient with us as we build this out. If you have suggestions (or contacts) – or are interested in becoming a vetted PICA partner please send us a note.

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* Excludes subscription renewals, third-party products and fees and attorney-assisted products. Discount code will be sent after PICA verifies membership.



 

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