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IC-Hub Start-up Workshop: How to Launch an Independent Consulting Business (Step-by-Step)

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

Update (January 2022): Please note that the live workshop has passed. The IC-Hub Start-up Incubator is now available as a self-guided workshop.

Are you launching your independent social impact consulting business? Are you a new or aspiring solopreneur in the international development space?

After our successful pilot workshop, we're delighted to announce a new workshop created specifically for independent social impact consultants at the start-up phase!

Topic: Start-Up Workshop

When: Wednesday, 24 November at 4pm UK time (5pm Paris / 11am New York)

Where: Online (dial-in details to be shared with registrants)

Price: 49 euros (39 euros for IC-Hubbers)

Have you been working for a social impact-focused organisation for several years but are now looking to take your own impact (and life) into your own hands? Are you looking to get more control and flexibility over your own work, impact, lifestyle, and income, whilst leveraging yourself to generate social impact for the world? And are you looking for a step-by-step two-hour workshop that gives you everything you need to get your first (or second, or third) consulting client?

If you've answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then we'd love to help you through our IC-Hub Start-up Workshop.

About the workshop

Topic: IC-Hub Start-Up Workshop: How to Launch an Independent Social Impact Consulting Business (Step-by-Step)


In the two-hour live interactive session, we'll provide a brief (and frank!) overview of the opportunities in independent social impact consulting (the good and the bad!) and the factors that will help or hinder your social impact start-up.

The "meat" of the Start-up Workshop is a step-by-step guide on how to start your independent consulting practice, along with all the tools and resources you'll need to launch successfully. We've made a lot of mistakes along the way to developing our social impact consulting businesses (over the past 10+ years), so we want to help you shortcut your way to consulting success.

Workshop structure

Overview: Why this workshop. Who is it for. Learning objectives. What is a social impact consultant and what do you need to be one. Why become a consultant. What makes a "good consultant". How much do they earn. Employee-consultant differences.

Step by step: Planning your start-up. Testing the waters. What to consult in (defining a specialism). Launching a website. The boring administrative stuff (banking, legals, tax, insurance). How to get clients. How to develop consulting skills.

Q&A / Discussion

Resources: Workshop resource sheet, Business Plan template, Invoice template, and more.

Follow-up: Access to our IC-Hub Office Hours (upcoming) and community of support.

Who is this workshop for?

New independent social impact professionals (with zero to one client) who want to launch a sustainable consulting practice. You must have several years of career experience. This workshop is not suitable for newly-graduated young professionals.

Format and recording

This workshop is a live premium online event. A premium recording (at a higher price) will be available later.


Ready to start your consulting journey?



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