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IMC SoCal - Orange County Chapter Breakfast, October 2010
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When: Thursday, October 14, 2010 (2nd Thursday this month)
7:00-9:00 AM
Where: Mimi's Cafe
4030 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, California  92604
United States
Contact: Harald Weiss

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Institute of Management Consultants
Orange County IMC Chapter
Don't miss our October 14, 2010 Orange County Breakfast!
How to Land Large Consulting Clients:
 What works and what doesn’t and why.
With Jon De Cesare, CEO, World Class Logistics Consulting, Inc.
Thursday, October 14, Mimi's Café, Irvine, 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

An open secret among consultants is that large consulting clients are more profitable than small clients. Their consulting assignments tend to be longer and more encompassing, and they don't flinch at consulting rates in the hundreds of dollars per hour.

So what can we do as consultants to land the big fish? For the answer, join us at our IMC Orange County breakfast meeting on October 14 as Jon De Cesare, CEO of World Class Logistics Consulting, Inc. shares his experience in landing business from Fortune 500 companies as a sole-practitioner consultant. He had learned early in his consulting career that consulting to small companies, less than $100 million in annual sales, was not something that he should to pursue, and he refined his business model accordingly.
What you will learn from this program:
  • Seven key factors that Fortune 500 companies are looking for.
  • Six factors that will knock you out of the game.
  • How you can position yourself to appeal to larger clients.
  • How to close first sale.
  • How to secure repeat business.
  • Strategic alliance that will allow you to compete with the big boys.
  • And a lot more...
Don't miss this thought-provoking breakfast meeting, which will be filled with examples/case studies and will also a great networking experience with your fellow consultants in the greater Orange County area. Expect a lively discussion of the all-important topic of landing larger and more profitable clients.

 Jon De Cesare, CEO, World Class Logistics Consulting, Inc.

Jon DeCesare is CEO of World Class Logistics Consulting, Inc. (WCL Consulting), a Long Beach based sole proprietorship management consulting firm which he founded in 1985. WCL provides logistics, supply chain management, warehousing and distribution advisory services to international corporations, third-party logistics providers, real estate developers, and the public sector. His clients include Allergan, Target Stores, Royal Dutch Shell, Pioneer Electronics, Port of Long Beach, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), BNSF Railway, W.W. Grainger, CB Richard Ellis, and other Fortune 100 companies. He holds a BA in economics from California State University Long Beach, and has completed graduate studies in international and global supply chain management.

Good Location, New Expanded Menu, Easy Parking: Mimi's Café in Irvine!

Mimi's Café is located at 4030 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604, at the southwest corner of Culver & Barranca, 1-1/2 miles north on Culver from I-405. Driving north on Culver, turn right on Barranca, then into Mimi's free parking lot. You will love our private meeting room with big windows. Pricing has been reduced to $15 for non-members.

  • Place: Mimi's Cafe, 4030 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010 (2nd Thursday of the month)
  • Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Cost: $15 for IMC members, $20 for non-members. This includes any choice from the IMC hot breakfast menu, tax and tip included.
  • RSVP: Via email to

About IMC SoCal

IMC SoCal is the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA), the national accrediting organization for management consultants. In addition to providing a wide range of benefits to management consultants, IMC awards the prestigious CMC (Certified Management Consultant) certification mark. An Orange County Chapter is in formation, with a charter meeting following our breakfast meeting.


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