Join us the second Thursday of each month at Network Performance (85 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington VT) at 8 a.m. for topics related to consulting practice and small business management.


Next Meeting: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. – arrive early (7:30 a.m.) for networking opportunities


Staying Connected with Current & Past Clients 

Open Forum – moderated by Carl Lorentson

This meeting will be an open forum to enable us to share our experiences relating to this topic.  Carl Lorentson will start things off and will moderate the discussion.  As a past VCN president and current board member, Carl has witnessed first hand the challenges presented to Vermont consultants in the area of marketing and client retention, and has been an invaluable resource to many of our members.

Some potential areas for discussion include:

  • Which marketing tools do you use to keep in touch with your clients?

  • How often do you connect with current and past clients?

  • Do your clients respond positively to your emails, newsletters, or social media postings?

  • Do you offer follow up services to keep past clients engaged?

About Carl Lorentson:  

Carl is President and founder of Renaissance Information Systems located in Jericho, VT.  Since 1994, Carl and his staff have been providing customized software solutions to Vermont businesses and to the non-profit community.

  Renaissance Information Systems

Future Meeting Dates:

June 19: annual dinner meeting (time & location tba)

July 10Social Media Mastery: Staying focused in an ever-connected world – Lisa Wood of Sprout New Media will moderate this open forum (This is the topic that was cancelled in March due to weather conditions)

August – no meeting / September 11th / October 9th / November 13th

Future Topics:

*  Collaborating with other consultants – working together on client projects

*  Producing A Quality Deliverable

*  Structured Decision Making or Problem Solving Methodology


If you have a topic you think might be of interest to your fellow consultants, or would like to be a presenter, please contact Terry Stone at 802-878-3550 or