The Consultant's Quick Start Guide: An Action Planfor Your First Year in Business

The Consultant's Quick Start Guide: An Action Planfor Your First Year in Business

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by Elaine Biech
     
 

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The Consultant's Quick Start Guide offers a practical approach to setting up a consulting business. Throughout the guide, Elaine Biech--author of the best-selling The Business of Consulting--shares both her own secrets as well as those of numerous other successful consultants. With a focus on the business side of consulting, Biech takes you through a painless,

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The Consultant's Quick Start Guide offers a practical approach to setting up a consulting business. Throughout the guide, Elaine Biech--author of the best-selling The Business of Consulting--shares both her own secrets as well as those of numerous other successful consultants. With a focus on the business side of consulting, Biech takes you through a painless, fill-in-the-blanks, step-by-step process for setting up your consulting firm. New sections include:

  • Why A Consulting Career—Five Reasons Why You May Be a Good Investment
  • How Much Will Clients Pay?
  • Your first "To Do" List
  • What to call your business
  • Creating and writing Business Plans
  • Office Location Options
  • Setting up your office, including Furnishing Your Office and planning your Technical Needs
  • Electronic Records, including Monthly Expense Records, Revenue Projections, and Invoicing
  • Staying Organized, including a Session Planner
  • Determining your market niche
  • Creating your marketing plan
  • Developing your website
  • Reviewing your first year with your family
  • Electronic resource list, available online
  • Skills And Knowledge Required of Consultants

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470450529
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/03/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates inc, an organizational development firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change. Biech has been in the training and consulting field for thirty years and is the author and editor of four dozen books and articles, including Pfeiffer Annuals of Training and Consulting, 90 World-Class Activities by 90 World-Class Trainers, Training for Dummies, The Business of Consulting, Second Edition, and Marketing and Selling Your Consulting Services, all published by Wiley. Biech is the recipient of ASTD's highest honor, the Gordon M. Bliss award.

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D_Robbins More than 1 year ago
I would avoid this book. If you want a boiler plate book that covers the equivalent of a first year introductory class in marketing, this is it. If you are seriously thinking of going into consulting for a living, your time would be better spent elsewhere. I purchased Rasputin for Hire and found it very helpful. Rasputin for Hire: An Inside Look at Management Consulting Between Jobs or as a Second Career. Helpful note to the author: Elaine, why don't you write a book about how to publish low-value quick start guides? I think that's where you can give better advice.