Getting Started in Consulting, 4th Edition
- 2h 47m
- Alan Weiss
- John Wiley & Sons (US)
The definitive guide to getting out of the office and getting into consulting
Getting Started in Consulting, Fourth Edition is the acclaimed real-world blueprint to professional and financial freedom. For nearly two decades, this invaluable resource has helped thousands of people quit the daily grind and become their own boss. This practical and motivational guide provides the tools and knowledge to control your future and secure your fortune. From establishing goals and sorting out the legal and financial paperwork, to advanced marketing strategies and relationship building techniques, this indispensable book offers step-by-step instructions for you to establish and grow your own consultancy business. This extensively revised and updated fourth edition includes new and expanded coverage on topics including utilizing informal media, changes in legal and financial guidelines, key distinctions of wholesale and retail businesses, and much more.
Author Alan Weiss delivers expert advice on how to combine minimal overhead with optimal organization to produce maximum income. Every step in the process is clearly explained, including financing, marketing, bookkeeping, establishing your fees, and more. This guide is a comprehensive, one-stop source for everything you need to prosper in the rapidly expanding world of private consultancy.
- Adopt a pragmatic and profitable strategy to achieve incredible results from your consultancy business
- Learn to identify and address the most commons issues facing your prospects and clients
- Leverage technology to reduce labor, maximize profitability, and increase discretionary time
- Access sample budgets, case studies, references and appendices, downloadable tools and forms, and online resources
The modern business landscape presents unique opportunities for those willing to take the leap from corporate offices to home offices. Getting Started in Consulting, Fourth Edition is the must-have guide for anyone seeking to cut their own path to their own consulting business.
About the Author
ALAN WEISS is a consultant, speaker, and bestselling author. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Merck, The New York Times, and over 500 other leading organizations. His speaking typically includes 30 keynotes a year at major conferences.
In this Book
Introduction to the Fourth Edition
Your Mindset Will Determine Your Success
Barging into the Business
Becoming a Marketer
Technology for the Next Nine Seconds
Finding the Economic Buyer
In the Buyer's Office
Closing the Sale
Paying the Mortgage
Moving on up
Living the Dream