Pro Bono

​What is Pro Bono Day?

It is an opportunity for any Rockford area business to meet face-to-face with me to discuss any online (or digital) marketing challenges you may have.  I'll help you as best I can, but I can not guarantee you will get the answer you are looking for.

Is There a Charge or Obligation to Continue?

Absolutely NOT.  You decide if you wish to continue.  At the same time, I'll decide if you are a good fit for my skills and expertise.  I hold these sessions to give back to the community because I feel I have valuable knowledge that people can use.  I share that knowledge freely for a period of time, provided I can help you and you take reasonable action on implementing tasks and moving forward.

​What Do You Offer?

I offer advice and direction.  My recommendations are not guaranteed, and I'm legally not bound by them.  But I have accumulated  a lot of knowledge that could be valuable to your business.    There is no risk in talking to me, so you might take a chance on an hour of your time!

​Are You Looking to Talk Me Into Future Paid Work?

​Well, I guess I'll leave that up to you to answer.  If you trust me, and believe I'm credible - that might be an option.  I'll share my knowledge freely for a time.  But if you're just interested in free information, that might not be the best use of either of our times.  Certainly, I won't pressure you into working with me without your agreement!​

What Do I Need to Do to Meet With You?

I've thought about this lot.  I confess, I don't want to meet with "tire kickers" who have no plan.  Nor do I wish to meet with people who will not "take action".  So here are the criteria:

  • ​You need to have a business, and you need to want to move lead generation, sales, or prospecting online.
  • You need to be an "action taker".
  • You should have a business plan!
  • You should be "coachable" (be able to take direction).
  • You need to clearly define your business challenge to me.

OK, I'll Meet the Above Criteria.  What Then?

You may request a Pro Bono session 2 ways.  I will confirm our meeting by email within 48 business hours of receiving your initial registration from this page, or your phone call.

  • The easiest way to schedule a session is to fill out the online form on the upper right of this page.  I'll answer with 48 business hours.
  • Carefull think about your answers to the questions on the online form.  Then call me at 815-332-8062 to discuss. 

When and Where Are Pro Bono Days Held?

Beginning October 3, 2014, Pro Bono Days will be held from 8 am to 1 pm on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.  Sessions will be 1 hour in length.  Time slots for the sessions are:  

#1-8:30 am to 9:30 am; 
#2- 10 am to 11 am
#3-11:30 am to 12:30 pm

These are the Pro Bono Dates for the remainder of 2014:

October 3, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 7, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 5, 2014
December 19, 2014

Pro Bono meetings are held at the EIGERLab, 605 Fulton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103

​​What Is Your Experience and Have You Mentored Others?

I was a SCORE mentor from 2007 until 2014.  I have mentored more than 150 clients personally.  I served as the District Director for 13 chapters in Illinois from 2012 until December 2013.  Please see additional testimonials on this site, or visit my LinkedIn profile by clicking on the LinkedIn icon on the upper right of this page. 

Thanks

Vernon Wanner
Internet Consultant

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