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6 Key Steps to Begin a Consulting Business

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.

  1. Stay connected with important influencers through popular consulting forums.
  2. Offer consulting services for untapped areas. Instead of offering these services to all, target specific people for value precision.
  3. Your pitch is the first step towards acquiring clients. Highlight the offerings that make your services unique. Be precise and effective.
  4. Create templates to save time. They give a consistent and formal look and feel to your data gathering approach.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

To view the original article in full, visit the following link: https://www.thebalance.com/before-starting-consulting-business-2388409

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