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Robert Vlach

business consultant and founder of Freelancing.eu

Robert Vlach
Based in: Czech Republic Czechia Working area: global
Status: at your service Languages: English, Spanish, Czech
Listed in: Business & Finance

My work covers two distinct areas of entrepreneurship. The first is business consulting for top-notch professionals and business owners, with whom I collaborate either long-term, on shaping their business strategy, or via one-off consultations whenever needed. This is a fairly expensive service, which I provide mostly remotely within the EU. It is usually appreciated by experienced entrepreneurs who want to have something like a “partner without a share” — that is, an independent expert who understands their business over the long-term, in great depth, and thus improves the quality of their decision-making and management. I have over 300 consulting cases under my belt and would be happy to take on yours.

The second area of my work is the systematic business support of independent professionals (aka freelancers), which I have been doing full-time as a publicist, consultant and lecturer since 2005, long before it was cool :) Supporting freelancers is something I enjoy and find fulfilling, as my professional calling. Together with my great colleagues, we take care of the two big professional communities that I founded: The pan-European Freelancing.eu and the Czech Navolnenoze.cz, which together belong among the largest and most active freelancing communities in Europe, supporting hundreds of thousands of freelancers in their business. I wrote the bestselling book The Freelance Way, and HarperCollins, a world-leading book publisher, has recently purchased the publication rights for all seven countries on the Indian subcontinent — home to 1.7 billion people, many of them freelancers ✌

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PRICE LIST AND CONSULTING TERMS

  • one-off consultations … €3,000 (2–3 hours online session)
  • consulting projects … usually priced from €20,000 to €200,000
  • hourly rate … €1.200 (for consultations beyond consulting projects)
  • VAT of 21% may apply in some cases
  • terms and conditions of business consulting:
    • Consulting is paid in full in advance against an issued invoice.
    • You may use the pre-paid consulting time in blocks of 10+ minutes.
    • I send the complete time report at the end, or anytime upon request.
    • I store your data on an encrypted drive and secure Google Workspace account.
    • I keep all your data and information as 100% confidential.
    • I don’t share your data with anyone else without your explicit permission.
    • I’m independent of what I recommend. I disclose any potential conflict of interest.
    • My liability to any loss or damage is limited to €3,000.
    • You can have the unused consulting time refunded with a 50% cancellation fee.
    • A client orders my consulting services as a businessperson. We’re equals.
    • Any exception to these conditions must have a form of a written contract.

PERSONAL BIO & MEDIA KIT

Robert Vlach is a senior business consultant, specialized in supporting independent professionals and business owners. In 2005, he founded one of the largest national freelance communities in Europe that is now being expanded into Freelancing.eu. In 2012, he founded Europe's first think-tank for freelancers which meets regularly in Prague and other cities, as well as online. He has been holding freelancing courses for more than a decade, and has consulted on over 300 business cases with individuals, startups, and companies. His book about freelancing became an instant national bestseller and is now being sold worldwide as The Freelance Way. Robert lives with his family in the Czech Republic and Spain.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2021 – HarperCollins, a world-leading book publisher, has purchased The Freelance Way publication rights for all seven countries on the Indian subcontinent — home to 1.7 billion people, many of them freelancers
  • 2020Freelancing.eu was launched to support all European freelancers
  • 2019The Freelance Way was published in English for a global audience
  • 2017 – Melvil published the original Czech edition of The Freelance Way
  • 2016 – co-founded deep work Retreat.cz with Lenka Paprok
  • 2015 – co-founded Procesoid, a simple app for business process management
  • 2012 – founded the 1st European think-tank for freelancers (based in Czechia)
  • 2011 – awarded The Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year in Ostrava city region and selected as a country representative for the European Business Awards
  • 2010 – founded and served as the first president of Toastmasters Ostrava
  • 2005 – founded the largest Czech freelance community Navolnenoze.cz
  • 1998 – went freelance and have been freelancing ever since…

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Contact details

Robert Vlach
Privozska 31
Ostrava
70200
Czech Republic, European Union
Mobile:+420 775 686 693
Email:robert@vla.ch
LinkedIn:robertvlach
Twitter:robertvlach
Facebook:robertvlach.cz
Instagram:robertvlach
VAT ID:CZ7807035566
IBAN:CZ92 5500 0000 0000 0036 9000
SWIFT:RZBCCZPP

Firsthand recommendations

If you want to succeed as an independent professional, it is essential that you educate yourself about running a personal business. You can either learn this the hard way through trial and error, or read Robert’s unique book instead. It covers virtually everything you need to know as a freelancer on how to start, manage and grow your business — be it a local or a global one, working remotely. The Freelance Way is packed with proven advice, tools, stories and wisdom from people who have gone down this road before you. It will undoubtedly help you live and prosper, the freelance way.

Steven Pressfield world-famous author of Gates of Fire, The War of Art, and The Legend of Bagger Vance

As freelancers, we know why we should run our indie careers as a business, but how is often a challenge. Robert’s essential book delivers actionable advice and practical tips you can use to build a solid business foundation right now.

Melissa Joulwan author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series

Are you an experienced entrepreneur? Then Robert’s book will save your ass several times over. Are you a newbie freelancer starting out? It may even save your life! The Freelance Way is one of the most useful books that I have read on my journey to a free(lance) life.

Michelle Losekoot freelance writer and digital storyteller with major brands like Puma, T-Mobile, and O2
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