Building a Consulting Business

Learning Path: Small Business Builder

Duration: 1 Day(s).

Course Overview

Today’s business environment is constantly shifting and evolving. The decades-long tradition of nine-to-five jobs that last a lifetime is fading. At the same time, online businesses emerge virtually every day. Crowdsourcing and outsourcing are central components of many business staffing strategies. Opportunities for consultants and freelance workers are plentiful, and the time may be right for you.
This course will walk through the factors you need to consider first. You will have a foundation to help you decide what’s right for you. Then, you’ll have the basic tools you need to launch your business with confidence.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of consultants and independent workers in today’s job marketplace
  • Identify resources and strategies to uncover consulting opportunities
  • Develop a business strategy
  • Prepare a business plan, budget, marketing plan, fee structure, and resources
  • Develop networking skills and leverage social media to grow your business
  • Protect your work with contracts
  • Learn how to stay up on new trends and adapt

Target Audience 
Entrepreneurs and consultants


Course Calendar

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Course Outline

Unit One: Are You Ready for a Consulting Business?
What Does It Take?
Who Are You?
Develop Your Focus - Pre-Assignment Review
Unit Two: Develop Your Budgets and Projections
Unit Three: Get Your Business Started
Create a Business Plan
A Checklist for Getting Things Done
Unit Four: Shift Your Idea into Action
Applying What You Learn
Teamwork – Test Your Ideas
Unit Five: Create Your Marketing Strategy
Have a Marketing Plan
Put Social Media in the Mix
Network with Purpose
Unit Six: Taking Care of the Nuts and Bolts
Finding Sources of Work
Writing Contracts and Statements of Work
Tips for Tough Situations
Staying Current

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