Be a Successful Consultant: An Insider Guide to Setting Up by Susan Nash

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By Susan Nash

This instruction manual goals to provide you an entire realizing of the stairs you must take to create a winning consulting company. It exhibits you the way to start, the right way to get consumers and the way to stick equipped. via examining this e-book it is possible for you to to: outline a transparent strategic course to your company; create a good business plan; bring up finance, fee your providers and receives a commission; stability ongoing company with attracting new consumers; and develop into a profitable advisor.

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As your network is such a key business development tool, more detail about networking is included in Chapter Five. Case study: Joe Joe’s number one strength is his network. He tends to be gregarious, social and energetic, with a fantastic sense of fun. Customers, team members and friends gravitate towards him because of his positive outlook and are always looking out for opportunities to work with him. 6. A code of ethics Word travels fast. You are only as successful as your reputation is clear.

What do you perceive to be the possible disadvantages of working as an independent consultant? You may want to involve significant others in your life in this discussion! Coaching point > It can be very tempting to view consulting as the solution to all evils, the ‘miracle cure’ ^ particularly if you have just experienced a di⁄cult redundancy situation. However, in reality there are many disadvantages to a career as a full time consultant. Being aware of these can help you avoid them. Advantages and disadvantages of consulting On page 16 are listed some of the advantages and disadvantages that need to be evaluated when considering consulting as a full-time career.

May have to work on interpersonal skills with clients – can tend to be too abrupt. Excellent organization and follow-through skills. Personality Resourceful and independent minded. Persistent. Credibility Over ten years’ consulting experience with major multinational organizations. Ethics Haven’t thought about it – will need to consider prior to taking first assignment. Network Strong network but for the organization not for me. Have to investigate non-compete clauses. Lifestyle Not married so plenty of freedom.

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