Establishing a consulting business

Find a business consultant - You will next need a business name and then some other business basics:a business phone number with an answering machine or servicea cell phone with voice maila quality printerbusiness licenses should be obtainederrors and omissions insurancebusiness letterhead and invoice statementsa business e-mail addressa web site once your business is up and runningbusiness cards with your contact informationa nice brochure that details your business focus and skillsthis is what i call my minimum list of needs. Favorite client, who was responsible for a serious portion of my consulting income for 12 years, once told me that “i like the single shingle consultant, because i don't want to pay for overhead, and i want to deal with the person who does the work, not the person who sells. The best time to write a business plan, in my opinion, is when you are getting the feeling that you have too much work to do and are beginning to turn away business or starting to feel that you don't have enough time in the day to get your work done.  for reasons both practical and political, few businesses actively look to hire consultants on a regular or recurring basis, so knock on many doors, make a point of keeping in running contact with connections, and above all else, maintain good rapport through your work.

How to Start A Consulting Business

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