Start Your Own Consulting Business, 3rd Edition
Consulting is big business these days. And it's an excellent way to turn your knowledge and experience into big bucks. Whether you're a computer whiz, a business expert or a fundraising dynamo, your special skills are in high demand. Capitalize on your talents by offering them to businesses ranging from small startup firms to Fortune 500 corporations--at a price! Many consultants make $1,500 or more a day!
No matter what your area of expertise, our guide will tell you everything you need to know to start your own successful consulting business. In addition to overviews of 20 top consulting businesses, it provides practical solutions and proven strategies to help you get your consulting service off the ground. In this step-by-step guide, you'll discover how to:
- Assess your skills
- Define your market
- Find and keep clients
- Obtain licenses
- Set rates
- Monitor cash flow
- Hire staff
- Use the internet to boost business
- Prepare contracts, agreements and reports
- And more!
The Seventh Edition of this bestselling guide is completely updated with the most recent industry trends and trend forecasts. It includes new worksheets and sample forms, and a section on using the latest social media and viral marketing techniques to promote your business. Plus, there are brand-new interviews with successful consulting service entrepreneurs and even more resources to help you jump-start your venture.
Whether you're a retired professional seeking a second career, a corporate consultant ready to get out on your own, or just want to be your own boss, our guide is an invaluable resource for making your dream of professional independence come true. Order yours today!