Consulting Business: Step-by-Step Startup Guideby Entrepreneur magazine
Consulting is big business these days. And it's an excellent way to turn your knowledge and experience into big bucks. Whether you're a computer whiz, a business expert or a fundraising dynamo, your special skills are in high demand. Capitalize on your talents by offering them to businesses ranging from small startup firms to Fortune 500 corporations--at a price! Many consultants make $1,500 or more a day!
No matter what your area of expertise, our guide will tell you everything you need to know to start your own successful consulting business. In addition to overviews of 20 top consulting businesses, it provides practical solutions and proven strategies to help you get your consulting service off the ground. In this step-by-step guide, you'll discover how to:
Assess your skills
Define your market
Find and keep clients
Monitor cash flow
Use the internet to boost business
Prepare contracts, agreements and reports
The Third Edition of this bestselling guide is completely updated with the most recent industry trends and trend forecasts. It includes new worksheets and sample forms, and a section on using the latest social media and viral marketing techniques to promote your business. Plus, there are brand-new interviews with successful consulting service entrepreneurs and even more resources to help you jump-start your venture.
Whether you're a retired professional seeking a second career, a corporate consultant ready to get out on your own, or just want to be your own boss, our guide is an invaluable resource for making your dream of professional independence come true. Order yours today!
The First Three Years
In addition to industry specific information, you’ll also tap into Entrepreneur’s more than 30 years of small business expertise via the 2nd section of the guide - Start Your Own Business. SYOB offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you’ll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges.
Pin point your target market
Uncover creative financing for startup and growth
Use online resources to streamline your business plan
Learn the secrets of successful marketing
Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them
Take advantage of hundreds of resources
Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists
From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success.
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The Small Business Legal Toolkit
When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business.
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