Managing a Consulting Project

So you’re embarking on a new consulting project. While securing a new client is great, the project itself can prove to be disastrous if you don’t take a few precautionary measures, particularly if you have just recently started a consulting business. Quite often, working relationships fall apart as the result of miscommunication, or worse, total […]

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Is Life as a Business Consultant Right For You?

Let’s face the facts. No doubt, very few of us spent our childhoods dreaming of becoming a business consultant. However, if you are already involved in the world of business or find yourself intrigued by the latest developments in the field, you may be on your way to a new career. Size doesn’t matter when […]

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Advertising for Consultants: Giving Your Message Meaning

It doesn’t matter if you specialize in marketing, SEO consulting, or IT, you should only advertise with purpose and a strategic plan. Generally, one-dimensional advertising is ineffective and lacks foresight by the cost-conscious consultant. One-dimensional advertising is like one roll at the crap table. Basically the advertiser is throwing a message out and hoping is takes […]

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Putting Consulting Proposals Together

Your firm has received a request for a consulting proposal (RFP). A solid proposal will give you a good shot at getting the new project. You need to do a thorough job because if you don’t your “hungry” competitors will. Especially when you’re just staring out in the business of consulting there will be lots […]

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Advertising Methods for Business Consultants

Whether you’re just starting a consulting firm, or looking for more ways to market an existing business, there are probably numerous advertising possibilities you’ve overlooked. Here are a few methods that you might want to look into and consider. Online Advertising Considering that most people turn to Google, and not the yellow pages, when looking […]

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It’s all About Location – Where to Start Your Business

When you are starting a consulting business, choosing a location for your business is one of the major steps. If you are on a budget, as most new businesses are, a home office will be your first choice. Here are some hints and tips to make working from home a little easier. Choose an isolated […]

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Taking Care of the Finances

As a new business owner, wanting to start a consultancy you are probably raring to go. Excited to get your new venture off the ground, and not thinking much about financial management. Stop. Financial management is one area of business where you simply cannot afford to fly by the seat of your pants. If you don’t stay […]

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Take the Leap and Become a Consultant

I agree that launching any new business is a risky and daunting task, but,  there are a few things you can do to make sure your transition from salaried employee to full time business consultant is as easy and painless as possible. Start Working Part Time If you are really serious and want to become […]

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The Consultant’s Blueprint to Success

Your consultancy’s business plan is now structured. You have defined your product line, established your value and targeted your clientele. You are rightfully pleased with your progress. Now is the time to build a blueprint that links your marketing plan to your consulting company’s future. The good news is that you can chart this course right […]

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Starting a Consulting Firm and Growing It!

You have probably spent a pretty penny and read exhaustive texts on starting a business consulting firm. Good for you – knowledge is power. But, what you may not have considered is the business of growing your business, or, equally importantly, what your exit strategy will be. Growing a Consulting Business Here comes some not […]

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