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Building a Consulting Business

This course is currently available as E-Learning, or a private instructor-led class scheduled to suit your availabilty. You can click here to inquire further or you ask us for recommendations on similar classes.

Recommended Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Overview

Today’s business environment isn’t focused on 9-to-5, lifelong, static positions like it was decades ago. Our world is constantly shifting and evolving, meaning that businesses (and workers) must evolve with it. As a result of this shift, consultants have more opportunities than ever before. This course will show you how to build a business as a consultant.

Learning Objectives

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. What It’s All About
  3. Business Building Blocks
  4. Building Blocks
  5. Pre-Assignment Review
  6. Crunching the Numbers
  7. Developing Financial Budgets and Projections
  8. Setting up a Fee Structure
  9. Planning Your Business
  10. Creating a Business Plan
  11. Checklist for Setting Up Your Business
  12. Gathering Resources
  13. Test Driving
  14. Making Connections
  15. What Do You Think?
  16. Creating a Sales and Marketing Strategy
  17. The Marketing Cycle
  18. Leveraging Social Media
  19. Getting Noticed
  20. Getting the Work Done
  21. Identifying Sources of Work
  22. Developing Contracts and Statements of Work
  23. The Tough Stuff
  24. Staying Current
  25. Personal Action Plan
  26. Recommended Reading List
  27. Post-Course Assessment

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