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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Transition to Consulting: Military to Consulting

Management Consulted

The post Transition to Consulting: Military to Consulting appeared first on Management Consulted. business consulting consulting interviews Federal Consulting management consulting new consultant public sector consulting

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Business Development Lessons From The Big Consulting Firms with Chris Spurvey: Podcast #87

Consulting Success

One of the most prominent struggles consultants and independent entrepreneurs face is to sell themselves. Chris Spurvey possesses the perfect amount of knowledge and understanding from the big consulting firms, such as Plato and KPMG.

Start a Consulting Business: A Proven and Practical Guide

Consulting Success

If you’ve looked into how to start a consulting business, there’s no doubt you’ve come across countless articles or videos that make it look like a no-brainer to “get rich quick.” Start a Consulting Business: A Proven and Practical Guide is a post from: Consulting Success.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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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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.

A Hidden Resource Your Consulting Firm Underutilizes

David A Fields

Ron “Cherry Top” Ronson, CEO of HunkaChunk Chocolate Company, wants to hire your consulting firm to work your magic, but you’re hesitating. The post A Hidden Resource Your Consulting Firm Underutilizes appeared first on David A. 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.

Want More Rain at Your Consulting Firm? You Need This First

David A Fields

Imagine your consulting firm as a palace. Ideally, frequent storms of consulting opportunities shower your spires and domes, coursing down to sustain the peasants consultants in your employ and nourish your garden of profit. The post Want More Rain at Your Consulting Firm?

Strategy consulting 2018 compensation survey

Consultants Mind

Management consultants make good coin. Think, 14% of Harvard’s undergraduate class go into consulting. Charles Aris – executive recruiter out of North Carolina – do a great job of placing ex-strategy consultants. It would be silly to think otherwise.

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Your Goldilocks Consulting Projects [Part 2 – Time Horizon]

David A Fields

When last we left our fair-haired bear bait, she was pointing to Significance as one of the key indicators of the perfect project for your consulting firm. The post Your Goldilocks Consulting Projects [Part 2 – Time Horizon] appeared first on David A.

What do consultants do?

Consultants Mind

It’s one person’s opinion, but here are 130 blog posts which I wrote over the last 3 years to describe my world-view of consulting. Consultants are a strange breed of animal. We span all industries, … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Consulting Career Consulting Team Consulting Tools Management consulting Website

Guide to Value-Based Pricing for Consultants: 10 Experts Share Their Fee Strategies

Consulting Success

You, the consultant, want to earn more money in your consulting practice. Guide to Value-Based Pricing for Consultants: 10 Experts Share Their Fee Strategies is a post from: Consulting Success.

Two Secrets to Delighting Your Consulting Clients

David A Fields

Your consulting firm’s clients are wired to notice certain things. Let’s take advantage of that wiring to help your consulting firm win more projects and create happier clients. Consulting clients want results. All Articles Consulting Consultants

The Perfect, Post-Project Checklist for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

You want your consulting firm to continuously improve and grow. Ergo, reflecting on every project will help your consulting firm thrive. Or, as sophisticated, technical consultants are trained to … Continued. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Consultant Vs. Consulting Business Owner: What’s the Difference?

Consulting Success

Transcript: Let’s talk about the difference between a consultant and a consulting business owner, because they’re very different, and a lot of people don’t understand the difference. They’re essentially like a contractor, but they’re doing consulting work.

Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study: 2018

Consulting Success

I’m excited to share the results of our 2018 Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study. Marketing is always a hot topic for consultants. In this study, we polled our list of 33,000 consultants and asked them about their marketing — and you’ll learn how you compare to other consultants when it comes to your own marketing. Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study: 2018 is a post from: Consulting Success.

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How CEOs Buy Consulting Services with Lew Jaffe: Podcast #84

Consulting Success

That is the beauty of consulting. Former CEO of Picture Tel, Lew Jaffe, shares how consulting helped his previous company to grow. How CEOs Buy Consulting Services with Lew Jaffe: Podcast #84 is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Success Podcast buying consulting services consulting services gaining and retaining customers giving value PictureTel value creationHaving a third-party vision of your business can sometimes be helpful.

Mastery in the Consulting Business

Consulting Success

Mastery in the Consulting Business is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles being a better consultant Getting better at consulting Mastery in Consulting Successful Consulting top level consulting

What is management consulting?

Consultants Mind

Management Consulting. It is a set… Read More » The post What is management consulting? appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Consulting Management consultingIt’s a lot of things. It is an industry; we all know McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, PWC, and others. It is a profession built on asking good questions. It is a team sport. It is a bit of an attitude. It is a tribe that is difficult to get into.

3 Reasons Consulting Proposals Fail

Consulting Success

The first reason is that you’re not having a deep and meaningful consulting sales conversation. It all comes back to, you have to, you must, do a very good job of having a meaningful consulting sales conversation with them, because without that, nothing else really matters.

4 Ways To Get Your First Consulting Client (Without Cold-Calling)

Consulting Success

Many consultants have trouble finding their first client. I want to offer you a few ideas to help you to go out and win your first consulting client. Here are 4 ways to get your first consulting client.

How to Know if You’re Successful at Consulting

David A Fields

How do you know if you’re doing well at the consulting game? The post How to Know if You’re Successful at Consulting appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsRevenue? Client feedback?

Marketing Consulting Business Strategies with Michael Brenner: Podcast #59

Consulting Success

For Michael Brenner, going out on his own and become a consultant literally had people and mentors pushing him in that direction. Michael says shifting from executive positions to becoming a consultant was. Life presents itself for most of us if we’re open to it.

One, Powerful Model that Explains Why Your Consulting Firm Wins Projects

David A Fields

From your clients’ perspective, engaging your consulting firm is an emotional decision. The post One, Powerful Model that Explains Why Your Consulting Firm Wins Projects appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

The True Meaning of Consulting Work/Life Balance

Management Consulted

The post The True Meaning of Consulting Work/Life Balance appeared first on Management Consulted. Consulting exit opportunities consulting questions consulting recruiting consulting travel life as a consultant

Take off Your Happy Face! Why Consulting Clients Love Disagreeable Consultants

David A Fields

Your consulting clients walk into each engagement holding bouquets of helium balloons they want to release to the sky. [ ] Consultants ConsultingMetaphorically, unless your clients are clowns.)

McKinsey, Bain, and BCG: 3 Things They Look for in Consultants

Management Consulted

McKinsey, Bain, and BCG look for specific traits in consultants. After years of working with candidates that go to MBB firms and other consulting firms, we’ve noticed something.

Great consultants vs. good consultants

Consultants Mind

” No surprise, the answer is “It Depends“ As I described in a previous post called Finders, Minders, and … Continue reading → Consultant Career Communication Consulting Leadership Learning Management consulting Presentation Project Management team I interviewed a candidate yesterday for a role on the team. The candidate asked “What are you looking for in a candidate?”