How to Start a Home-Based Consulting Business: *Define your specialty *Build a client base *Make yourself indispensable *Create a fee structure *Find trusted subcontractors and specialists *Become a sought-after expert

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Everything you need to know to build and run a successful consulting business from your home. Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based consulting business? There is no better time to do so than now. How to Start a Home-Based Consulting Business gives you all the tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. Bert Holtje covers everything you need to set yourself up as a home-based consultant, create a demand for your services, and make money. He addresses all aspects of ...

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Overview

Everything you need to know to build and run a successful consulting business from your home. Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based consulting business? There is no better time to do so than now. How to Start a Home-Based Consulting Business gives you all the tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. Bert Holtje covers everything you need to set yourself up as a home-based consultant, create a demand for your services, and make money. He addresses all aspects of setting up your business, provides indispensable guidance on legal and ethical issues, and shows how to become and stay profitable. Learn how to: Develop a marketable ideaWrite a business planSet up your home officeDraft winning proposalsSell your servicesGet referralsSet feesManage your finances and your time Market yourself on the Internet

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762752652
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/6/2010
  • Series: Home-Based Business Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,418,033
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bert Holtje is the author of How to Start a Home-Based Business (Globe Pequot Press). He founded James Peter Associates in 1970, a firm that served as a book producer and literary agency, and provided consulting, editorial, and promotional services until it was sold in 2000. The author of many books, Holtje now provides consulting services to authors, agents, and publishers.

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Table of Contents

All How to Start a Home-Based Business books include: Introduction: 1,500 words Chapter 1: So You Want to Start a Consulting Business. Chapter 2: Envisioning the business: possibilities, scope, size. Chapter 3: What you need in your home office. Chapter 4: Writing a business plan. Chapter 5: Getting started. Chapter 6: Financial planning Chapter 7: Financial managementChapter 8: Taxes and record keepingChapter 9: Legal and ethical issuesChapter 10: Marketing your businessChapter 11: The internet and e-commerceChapter 12: Business endgame: stay small, grow, or sellChapter 13: Training and certificationAppendix:Web Resources Organizations Trade Shows Educational Resources Other Useful Information

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