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Consulting and Thinking About The Environment

There are so many opportunities for the person who has a keen interest in business, the environment, and consulting. The information age makes it necessary for us to rely on our minds rather than our muscles. We all have goals and ambitions that are unfulfilled. If you decide to become a consultant you could discover and expand your own personal goals. Everything starts with a thought! Success in any kind of business is largely dependent …


Consulting Marketing Plan – 6 Key Principles

Between December 2007 and the end of November 2008, more than 2,100,000 lost their jobs. While companies are paring down their workforces, businesses are redefining their products, their marketing plans, their technology and their overall business practices. The business consulting doors are open. There is a definite and promising marketplace for consulting services. The competition is fierce for these valued consulting opportunities. Your marketing plan needs to be developed carefully and implemented with vigor. This …


Consultants Average Client

When starting out in the business of consulting, it is good to know who your potential clients are going to be. In fact, it can be vital information when deciding how you are going to be marketing your services! Consultants, depending of course on the field they are engaged in, have clients from a host of different sectors. Whether this is good or bad news in terms of your marketing plan, I do not know, …


How To Set Your Hourly Rates

Embarking on any freelance-based business can be a tricky proposition, especially when deciding on what your rates will be, and setting your consulting fees is no different! Finding the balance between what you believe your consulting services are worth, and what you think your clients are willing to pay for them is by far the most difficult. Too high, and you will lose potential clients on cost, too low, and warning bells ring in your …


Finding Consulting Clients

Finding new business in any field can be tricky, and sometimes even more so when consulting services are concerned. As a consultant, you are not selling a product as such. You are selling your knowledge. You don’t have anything tangible to present, so how do you go about approaching new clients about your consulting firm? First and most importantly, find out who makes the decisions. It’s no use talking to the operations manager, when it’s …


How Much Business is out There?

How much consulting work and business is really out there? A combination of the tough economic situation, and the associated move by companies to outsource many tasks, rather than employ full time staff to accomplish these tasks. This means that there is a lot of potential work for consultants out there in the market, and in fact, it has been estimated that the consulting industry will grow between 15 and 20 percent every year – …


Debunking Consulting Business Myths

To an outsider, there are many half-truths and whole lies about consulting businesses that may seem plausible, even credible. This article looks at a few of those myths in the cold clear light of day, and identifies the truth behind the rumors. Being a Consultant is Easy Sure, it looks great to outsiders: standing around, watching people work, sticking your nose in where it does not belong, scheduling and attending endless meetings and reporting on …


Consulting Businesses – Starting Your Own

With all the bad press the industry and consulting businesses have got over the years, and being the butt of jokes, you may be wondering why you would want to venture out on your own as a consultant. Well, there are numerous reasons, and a few are listed here. Being your own boss Ask anyone, in any field, what their dream is, long term, for their career, and nearly all of them will tell you …



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