How to Start a Consulting Business

Consulting Business start-up guide

Things to Consider Before You Become a Consultant

What certifications and special licensing will I need?

Am I qualified to become a consultant?

Am I organized enough to become a consultant?

Do I like to network?

Have I set long-term and short-term goals?

What’s my specialty?

Typically, the best consultants are established experts in their field

people with demonstrated experience across a lengthy career or

notable successes in a certain area. Before starting a consulting

Target Market

Your idea may be the best one you have ever thought of


A consultant may be hired because of his or her expertise.

This is where it pays to not only be really good in the field you have chosen to consult in, but to have some type of track record that speaks for itself.

After all, if you are a nonprofit organization that needs to raise $1 million, it makes sense to hire someone who has already raised millions for other organizations.


A consultant may be hired to identify problems

Sometimes employees are too close to a problem inside an organization to identify it.

That's when a consultant rides in on his or her white horse to save the day.


A consultant may be hired to supplement the staff.

Sometimes a business discovers that it can save thousands of dollars a week by hiring consultants when they are needed, rather than hiring full-time employees

Businesses realize they save additional money by not having to pay benefits for consultants they hire.

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