How to Start a Freelance Consulting Business

How to Start a Freelance Consulting Business

by Jacqueline K Powers


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How to Start a Freelance Consulting Business by Jacqueline K Powers

Maybe you've always wanted to be your own boss, or maybe you've been downsized into decision to start your own business. Whatever your reasons, you're about to join a growing number of people who have chosen to put job security in their own hands by making use of their on-the-job training and experience. In today's market, with companies increasingly turning to outside help, opportunities abound for people willing to lend their skills and know-how on a pay-per-project basis. How to Start a Freelance Consulting Business will take you step-by-step from start to success:

  • Set up an office in your home at little or no cost
  • Check with your former employer about freelance work
  • Do a market search for the right clients
  • Create a realistic business plan
  • Set competitive fees
  • Take advantage of tax laws for the self-employed
  • Network with other freelancers in your field
  • Build on your success and realize a steady return on your investment

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380797127
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/1999
Series: The Twenty-First Century Entrepreneur Ser.
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 5.29(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

JACQUELINE POWERS is a "practical business expert" who has written numerous articles and books on personal finance. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Table of Contents

Part 1Getting Started
1Making the Big Decision7
2The Time Is Right32
3Do Your Homework47
4Get Down to Business64
5There's No Place Like Home82
Part 2Covering Your Bases
6Securing Client Number Two107
7Dealing with the Client123
8Financial Nuts and Bolts141
9Finishing Touches156
10Deciding Whether to Grow177
11The Secrets to Success190
AppendixAdditional Resources217

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