Taking the Leap: My First Six Months as an Indie

April 3, 2017

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Editor’s note: Each year, hundreds of PR professionals find themselves joining the ranks of independent practitioners — some by choice, others not. This firsthand account is from one of those professionals, Independent Practitioners Alliance (IPA) member Dotti Gallagher, APR, who jumped into the consulting world six months ago and has seen her business thrive.

When I unexpectedly found myself out of a corporate job for the first time in my career, my reaction was, “I must find another job!” But then, another unexpected thing happened: People who knew me and my work started calling to ask if I would consult for them.

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