Alan Weiss – Getting Started In Consulting 3rd Ed (2009) ([eBook (PDF)]
Series: Getting Started in Consulting
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition (March 23, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
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The Unbeatable, Updated, Comprehensive Guidebook For First-Time Consultants
Getting Started In Consulting
More people than ever are making the jump from corporate offices to home offices, taking control of their futures, being their own bosses, and starting their own consultancies. Consulting is a bigger business than ever and growing every day.
For almost a decade, Alan Weiss’s Getting Started in Consulting has been an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to strike out on his own and start a new consulting business. It provides a rich source of expert advice and practical guidance, and it shows you how you can combine low overhead and a high degree of organization to add up to a six- or even seven-figure income. You’ll learn everything you need to know about financing your business, marketing your services, writing winning proposals, meeting legal requirements, setting fees, keeping the books, and much more.
This new Third Edition of Getting Started in Consulting is more comprehensive, up to date, and practical than ever. In addition to the nuts-and-bolts basics, you’ll also get a wealth of new information and resources:
* How to leverage new technologies to lower your business costs and increase your profits
* A budget sampler that shows you how best to maximize an initial start-up investment of $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000
* Free downloadable tools and forms to help you design and start your business quickly and easily
* New interviews with consultants who achieved rapid success, including their personal stories and most effective techniques
* Brand-new references, examples, and appendices
If your dream in life is to get out of the office and out on your own, consulting is a great way to make it happen. Make sure you do it right—and do it profitably—with Getting Started in Consulting, Third Edition.
From the Back Cover
Consulting is clearly one of today‘s most rapidly growing and changing fields, with total worldwide revenues expected to reach over $100 billion in the year 2001. With more companies outsourcing many functions and a growing population of professionals pursuing the dream of self-employment, there is a great demand for information on how to start a consulting practice.
This book provides focused, practical guidance on beginning a consulting business that teaches you how low overhead and a high degree of organization can translate into a six-figure income——in many cases, while working from a home office. Along with a wealth of helpful charts and tables, here is comprehensive coverage of essential areas such as:
* How to finance a consulting practice
* Marketing consulting services to corporate clients
* Writing proposals that sell
* Legal requirements for consulting practices
* Fee setting, billing, bookkeeping, and more
From downsized managers and executives, to retired professionals seeking a second career, consultants in large organizations who want their own practice, employed managers seeking greater employment security, to entrepreneurs, MBA and similar graduates who desire an independent future, and those who seek to establish a part-time practice, Getting Started in Consulting will prove an invaluable resource to attaining their goals. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.