Marketing for Consultants Study (2019)

Consulting Success

How do you get new consulting clients? Do you have a system in place for winning consulting projects? If you’re a consultant, you’re in the business of marketing. To get consulting clients, you need to generate conversations with the right prospects.

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The Perfect Consulting Firm Introduction Email Template

David A Fields

Bernie’s Bagel Empire (BBE) is the perfect client for your consulting firm. They’re in an industry your consulting firm targets, and Bernie himself revealed in a recent trade magazine article that his company is struggling with the wheaty weighty challenges your consulting firm solves.

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A Superior Response to “What Makes Your Consulting Firm Better?”

David A Fields

You know a rain barrel full of reasons why your consulting firm is better than other firms that do what you do. Hence, when Bethany Buttonwerk asked you why her company should work with your consulting firm instead of others she’s … Continued. All Articles Consulting Consultants

2019 Consulting Fees Study (And How To Raise Your Rates)

Consulting Success

So, you want to raise your consulting fees? Most consultants do. This year, we sent out our most comprehensive consulting fees survey to date. 2019 Consulting Fees Study (And How To Raise Your Rates) is a post from: Consulting Success.

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4 Steps to Scale Your Consulting Business

Consulting Success

Let’s look at how you can scale your consulting business. You’re in the position where you want to grow your consulting business. Most consultants find they hold on to the stuff that they don’t need to be doing for far too long because they think that they can do.

2017 Consulting Fees Study

Consulting Success

We recently asked over 25,000 consultants about their approach to pricing and fees as part of our 2017 Consulting Fees Study. The most common pricing structure and approach for consultants is project based pricing. Consulting fees based on a monthly retainer equal 15.1%

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5 Consultant Strategies for Getting Unstuck

David A Fields

Or your consulting firm is stuck. Write a book, or track consulting project profitability, or win a consulting project from the Danish royal family.) Or some Godzilla task smashed its way to the forefront and all your (consulting firm’s) work has … Continued.

Your Consulting Firm’s Most Important Gifts

David A Fields

The post Your Consulting Firm’s Most Important Gifts appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsMillions of people give gifts on the day of this article’s publication. Forget the millions of people, though. You know who’s really interesting?

How to Spot Your Goldilocks Consulting Opportunities

David A Fields

What’s the ideal consulting opportunity for your consulting firm? There are myriad guidelines you could apply to pinpoint your ideal consulting opportunity. The post How to Spot Your Goldilocks Consulting Opportunities appeared first on David A.

Productivity Boost for Consultants

Consulting Success

Productivity Boost for Consultants is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Videos consulting checklists Consulting Productivity Time Management for ConsultantsTranscript Hey, it’s Michael Zipursky from ConsultingSuccess.com.

5 Keys to Great, Consulting Firm Marketing

David A Fields

Sit back and imagine your consulting firm as pure, rich, creamy scoops of ice cream. Prospects and consulting opportunities are the hot fudge that pours onto your icy practice in a steady, glossy stream of chocolatey richness. All Articles Consulting Consultants

What Your Consulting Firm Should Do RIGHT NOW

David A Fields

It’s the first week of the year and one thing you’re probably wondering is what you and your consulting firm should do first. Your consulting prospects are asking the same question. The post What Your Consulting Firm Should Do RIGHT NOW appeared first on David A. Happy New Year!

10 Consultants Share Their Best Advice: Podcast #100

Consulting Success

It is the 100thepisode of Consulting Success Podcast. Implement them in your business and apply them to your mindset to perform at even higher levels as consultants. 10 Consultants Share Their Best Advice: Podcast #100 is a post from: Consulting Success.

LA Consulting Mastermind

Consulting Success

If you’d like to have us share and discuss with you the latest best practices to grow and scale your consulting business… If you’d like to review, refine, and optimize your current offerings and develop more leveraged and high value ways to deliver them… If.

Scaling A Multi-Million Dollar Consulting Firm With Jennifer Brown: Podcast #122

Consulting Success

Today, Michael Zipursky chats with Jennifer Brown of Jennifer Brown Consulting about running her multi-million-dollar consultancy and working with clients like Adobe, Samsung, and Coca-Cola, to name a few.

How to Make Your Consulting Joyful (Again)

David A Fields

If your consulting firm’s plate is overflowing with client work, you’re probably hustling long hours and stressing over deliverables, capacity and quality. The post How to Make Your Consulting Joyful (Again) appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

10 Ways to Have Fun in Consulting

David A Fields

You probably spend more time working as a consultant than you spend in any other role in your life right now. The post 10 Ways to Have Fun in Consulting appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Generating Inbound Consulting Leads With Sam Schutte: Podcast #119

Consulting Success

With the help of a software and the right people, you can actually do away with your worries about generating quality inbound consulting leads. Generating Inbound Consulting Leads With Sam Schutte: Podcast #119 is a post from: Consulting Success.

Nailing Your Consulting Firm’s Capabilities Presentation

David A Fields

When a prospect invites you to present your consulting firm’s capabilities, you know you’ll walk into an uber high-potential meeting. And that’s why so many consulting firms’ capabilities presentations fail … Continued. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Consulting Resume: Complete Guide

Management Consulted

The management consultant resume is the most important document in the recruiting process. But have no fear – we are here to help you craft your perfect management consulting resume. The post Consulting Resume: Complete Guide appeared first on Management Consulted.

Flip The Script For Consultants With Oren Klaff: Podcast #116

Consulting Success

Flip The Script For Consultants With Oren Klaff: Podcast #116 is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Success Podcast building rapport flipping the script high-stakes deals ideal script for consultants making deals pitching

How to Scale Your Consulting Business to $1M (And Beyond)

Consulting Success

Are you ready to scale and grow your consulting business? This is a time when many consultants feel like they are starting to hit a wall (or maybe you’re already smacked your head against it and are feeling a dizzying pain). You’ve got a steady stream of projects.

Consulting Proposals: Bad, Good, and Very Good

David A Fields

I know this because your consulting firm wins consulting projects. I know this, too, because your consulting firm loses some consulting opportunities and some of the projects you win are smaller than they could be. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Negotiation Tips for Independent Consultants

Successful Independent Consulting

Negotiating is typically hard for everyone, but it’s especially tough for consultants. With her permission, here are her three essential negotiation tips that every consultant should know. It’s our nature to make the client happy, so negotiating for a higher rate feels awkward.

2018 Consulting Fees Study

Consulting Success

I’m excited to share the results of our 2018 Consulting Fees Study with you. Each year we poll our list of consultants. With over 33,000 consultants getting our regular emails, it’s a sizeable and meaningful group to poll. I’ll quickly mention that our 2018 Marketing for Consultants Study will also be. 2018 Consulting Fees Study is a post from: Consulting Success.

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Your Consulting Firm’s Worst Enemy

David A Fields

It’s easy to imagine your consulting firm’s worst nemesis is a competitive consulting firm, a procurement department, your prospects’ internal staff, or gingivitis. However, the biggest threat to your consulting firm’s growth is much closer to home and much more personal.

Consultant’s Guide to Productization: How To Productize Consulting Services

Consulting Success

What could be better than packaging your consulting services into products? Productizing your consulting services can be an incredibly profitable move. It can help you scale your consulting business. It can be your ticket to creating a consulting business you can sell. Consultant’s Guide to Productization: How To Productize Consulting Services is a post from: Consulting Success. Productization is a hot topic today.

What Your Consulting Firm Needs Most: Perspective

David A Fields

What’s the heaviest chain restraining your consulting firm’s growth (in revenue or margin, lifestyle, or all three)? You may believe, and even eloquently argue, that your consulting firm is limited by your capabilities, the size of the market you serve, your buyers’ … Continued.

Profitable Prospecting For Consultants with Mark Hunter: Podcast #103

Consulting Success

Prospecting, especially when you are still starting your consulting business, can be a nightmare. In this episode, Mark Hunter, the man behind The Sales Hunter, shares how he created his consulting business, how he got his notable clients, and how to do profitable prospecting for consultants.

When Your Consulting Firm Should Give Free Advice

David A Fields

Jo’s smart to call you because: 1) your consulting firm specializes in Jo’s issue; 2) you’ve spent your consulting career developing skills in this area; and, 3) she’s too amped up on roasted cocoa to make decisions … Continued. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Starting A Consulting Business With No Experience

Consulting Success

Starting a consulting business with no experience is easy. Today, anybody can start their own consulting business. If you have a computer, a phone, and a place to do your work, you have everything you need to start a consulting business.

Health & Wellness For Consultants Study (2019)

Consulting Success

These are important subjects for any consultant. But, there is one thing that comes before ANYTHING in your consulting business. Health & Wellness For Consultants Study (2019) is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles business mental state Consulting Life Dealing With Stress in Business surveysIt’s easy to get wrapped in your firm’s marketing or pricing strategies.

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Haiku for You and Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

The post Haiku for You and Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsChange of pace today.Only haiku, not advice.You deserve some fun. One more week gone, andthe proposal isn’t signedShould I call again? Hooray, they said yes!Let’s

How To Get Referrals For Your Consulting Business With Katie McConnell Olson: Podcast #114

Consulting Success

In this podcast episode, host Michael Zipursky talks with the Founder and CEO of Hire Education Consulting Group, Katie McConnell Olson, about how to get referrals for your business and the true meaning of talent optimization. Getting human leverage can be a time-consuming process.

Consulting Firms: The “Prepare Your Client to Succeed” Checklist

David A Fields

Your consulting firm consists of smart, capable consultants, and you have excellent models and processes. So, why don’t your consulting firm’s projects always run as smoothly as a dogsled on packed snow? All Articles Consulting Consultants

Consultants and Coaches vs. Subcontractors

Consulting Matters

A couple of days ago I wrote an article that differentiates between consultants and coaches and the respective business models. Quick Recap on the Difference Between Consultants and Coaches. Consultants and coaches are both executive advisors.

Signs Your Consulting Firm is Operating on Faulty Assumptions

David A Fields

You throw your best efforts into delivering value for your consulting clients, improving your consulting firm’s marketing, and creating a rewarding consulting environment. The post Signs Your Consulting Firm is Operating on Faulty Assumptions appeared first on David A.