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Start & Run a Consulting Business, 8th Edition

Start & Run a Consulting Business    
Format Softcover + CD-ROM
Catalogue No. 978-1-55180-824-6
Pages 204
Language English only
Price $22.95

Written by Douglas Gray, B.A., LL.B.
Published by Self-Counsel Press, 2008.


  • Understand why people will pay you for your opinion
  • Learn from the author of 15 bestsellers
  • Convert your knowledge into income.
Consulting has become a multimillion dollar industry in North America as people put their knowledge and experience to work as a small business. No matter what field you currently work in, high-paying consulting opportunities abound. This practical step-by-step success guide shows how you can turn your knowledge and experience into a profitable consulting business. The comprehensive discussions on all aspects of consulting will get you over that first hurdle of starting your business and direct you toward a successful and profitable marketing plan.

Start & Run a Consulting Business addresses concerns unique to the consulting industry are covered in detail, including:
  • Assessing yourself and your skills
  • Determining market opportunities
  • Understanding regulations and laws affecting the consulting business
  • Selecting business and professional advisers
  • Preparing your business plan
  • Setting fees and billing clients
  • Keeping records
  • Minimizing taxes
  • Avoiding professional liability and preventing losses
  • Writing a successful proposal
  • Maintaining healthy client relations
  • Hiring sub-consultants
The companion CD-ROM contains worksheets and checklists that can be customized for different consulting business. The samples and worksheets are in MS Word, Excel as PDF formats for use on a Windows-based PC.

System Requirements for CD-ROM:
  • CD-ROM drive
  • MS Word and Excel or compatible software
  • Web browser Version 5 or later
  • MS Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista or NT4
People in business, health care, education, government, and other fields are calling on specialists to provide answers to complex problems. Whatever your specialty, using the tips in this book can help you in providing valuable consulting services.

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