After years of working in a consulting firm, you want to start your own. However, the industry expects extensive networking. Keep a healthy relationship with your colleagues, competitors, and suppliers. Anyone can be a helping hand in the long run. In this article at The Balance, Dana Anspach gives you 6 key steps to work on before beginning a consulting business.
- Stay connected with important influencers through popular consulting forums.
- Offer consulting services for untapped areas. Instead of offering these services to all, target specific people for value precision.
- Your pitch is the first step towards acquiring clients. Highlight the offerings that make your services unique. Be precise and effective.
- Create templates to save time. They give a consistent and formal look and feel to your data gathering approach.
- Figure out a pricing structure so that when someone asks you, you charge them upfront. Starting small does not charge less. People are ready to pay provided you give them their money’s worth.
- Be ready with the next steps after the clients agree to your terms and conditions. They would appreciate if you come ready with a welcome kit. Send an email soon after to showcase your plans.
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