How To Start A Consulting Business In 2022 (6 Steps & Study) DUPLICATE

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This is the ultimate guide — with data — on how to start a consulting business in 2022. By the end of this guide, you’ll know how to turn your skills and expertise into a profitable and successful consulting business. If you want to read our “How To Start A Consulting.

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Time Tracking For Consultants: Increase Your Productivity, Profitability, & Fees

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As a consultant, should you be tracking your time? The latest data from our consulting industry study showed that 58% of consultants use an hourly rate or project rate (based on hours). If so, how?

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5-Step Consulting Marketing Strategy To Get Clients Consistently

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Are you having trouble building a consulting marketing strategy that helps you get clients consistently? According to our How To Start A Consulting Business Study, marketing is the BIGGEST challenge for consultants.

Consulting Firm Owners, Read This First

David A Fields

Sometimes we consulting firm owners make assumptions and those turn out to be wildly inaccurate. The post Consulting Firm Owners, Read This First appeared first on David A. Fields Consulting Group. All Articles Consulting Consultants

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Consulting Agreement: Template, Best Practices, & Examples

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What is a consulting agreement, when should you use one, and how do you create them? A consulting agreement is a document between you and your client that formalizes the project you’ve outlined in your consulting proposal.

How To Start A Consulting Business In 2021 (6 Steps)

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This is the ultimate guide on how to start a consulting business in 2021. By the end of this guide, you’ll know how to turn your skills and expertise into a profitable and successful consulting business.

A New Area for Your Consulting Firm to Take a Stand

David A Fields

It’s not fun when a prospect says “No” to your consulting firm. If your consulting firm targets woman-owned manufacturing startups in Minnesota, and Miranda’s Minnetonka Millworks rejects your consulting firm’s proposal, you have a right to pout.

How to Simultaneously Sell and Deliver at Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Life’s great as a consulting firm leader when you’re busy with project work and new engagements are flooding in. Alas, as the brains and face of your consulting practice, projects seem to demand the lion’s share of your time. Fields Consulting Group.

10 Rules of Pricing for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

Pricing your consulting firm’s projects is tricky. The post 10 Rules of Pricing for Consulting Firms appeared first on David A. Fields Consulting Group. All Articles Consulting Consultants

2022 On-Demand Hiring Pay Rate Trend Report

With two-thirds of consulting firms saying they’re short-staffed, high-performing consulting companies are closing the gap by adopting on-demand hiring. But how are independent consultants pricing their projects? Find out in this report.

The Perfect, Consulting Firm Sales System

David A Fields

What would the perfect, consulting firm sales system include? The post The Perfect, Consulting Firm Sales System appeared first on David A. Fields Consulting Group. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsSystems are the greatest.

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The ONLY Best Way to Practice Consulting

David A Fields

You and your consulting firm are pretty spiffy. But does your firm employ the one, best consulting approach? You savor the evidence that your consulting firm produces excellent work. Yet, other consulting firms proceed quite … Continued.

How and When Your Consulting Firm Should Solicit Feedback

David A Fields

Your consulting firm’s clients are happy. Could your clients be even happier, contract even more consulting projects from you and refer you more often? The post How and When Your Consulting Firm Should Solicit Feedback appeared first on David A. Fields Consulting Group.

Fixing Your Consulting Firm’s Valuable-Yet-Unsellable Offering

David A Fields

There’s a particular type of consulting engagement that’s extremely valuable to your clients and to your consulting firm, yet it can be nigh on impossible to sell. Diagnostics are an interesting class of consulting projects. Fields Consulting Group.

The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar, Spencer Falbo, principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes, making your job as an accountant more efficient.

Consultant Vs Contractor: What’s the Difference?

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What’s the difference between a consultant vs contractor? A consultant can function as a contractor which means they are brought in to do specific work for that client. However, a consultant can also be an entrepreneurial consultant.

What the Very Best Clients Do [Consulting Firm Checklist]

David A Fields

One key to running a successful consulting firm is choosing the right clients. Your consulting firm probably signs good clients overall. Your consulting firm’s very best clients deserve Rock Star status. Fields Consulting Group. All Articles Consulting Consultants

The 6 Essential Consulting Skills (Clients Want These)

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Do you possess the consulting skills that make clients want to hire you? Your core expertise — like environmental or sales consulting — form the basis of your consulting business However, you’ll also need to cultivate a broad range of consulting skills.

The 5-Part Entrepreneurial Consulting Business Plan

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If you want to start a consulting business, then you need to write your consulting business plan. The 5-Part Entrepreneurial Consulting Business Plan is a post from: Consulting Success.

Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

The Future Of Entrepreneurial Consulting With Jared Nichols: Podcast #251

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If you are a consultant struggling to see what is up ahead, you’re in for a great episode! The Future Of Entrepreneurial Consulting With Jared Nichols: Podcast #251 is a post from: Consulting Success. People fear the future because they think they can’t control it.

Consulting Report Template (For Any Type Of Consultant)

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Both writing and reporting are essential to being a consultant. Consulting Report Template (For Any Type Of Consultant) is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles Featured Articles Client Relationships Consulting Projects templates

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Personal Branding For Consultants: Be Authentic To Get More Clients

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Personal branding for consultants: what is it, and why should you care? Many consultants are lost when it comes to building a brand. Personal Branding For Consultants: Be Authentic To Get More Clients is a post from: Consulting Success.

Consulting Invoice Template (& 10 Invoicing Best Practices)

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Do you have a consulting invoice template that enables you to create and send professional invoices quickly? We see many consultants who are successful and generating good levels of revenue.

What Is An Entrepreneurial Consultant? (Examples & Stories)

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What is an entrepreneurial consultant? An entrepreneurial consultant is a business owner who provides expert advice in a particular field or industry. What Is An Entrepreneurial Consultant? Examples & Stories) is a post from: Consulting Success.

6 Ways Consultants Can Handle Capacity Issues & Increased Demand

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Have you ever felt like you were so busy delivering on consulting projects that you had no time to work on your business? This is a very common scenario for independent consultants and small firms. Consulting Articles Building A Team hiring scale your consulting business

Consultant vs Freelancer: Key Differences (& How To Evolve From Freelancer To Consultant)

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What’s the difference between a consultant vs freelancer? In Consultant Vs Contractor: What’s the Difference, we outlined the difference between a consultant and a contractor. And a freelancer may be quite close to becoming a consultant.

Better, Consulting Firm Marketing: Flywheels and Snowballs

David A Fields

Effective marketing will increase awareness, engagement and credibility among your consulting firm’s target audience. A couple of proven, consulting firm marketing principles will boost your marketing success. Fields Consulting Group. All Articles Consulting Consultants

10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

You’re swimming in a vast sea of stressful news and, given today’s reality, you’re well within your rights to feel anxious, nervous and uncertain about how your consulting firm should proceed. The post 10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms appeared first on David A.

Consulting Workshop: Master The Consulting Proposal

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years"> Consulting Workshop: Master The Consulting Proposal Learn how to win high-value consulting business with easy-to-write proposals you can create in 1 hour or less. Consulting Workshop: Master The Consulting Proposal is a post from: Consulting Success

The Consulting Firm Caption Competition

David A Fields

Consultants like to know the order of things. That’s why smart, consulting leaders like you ask insightful, “Which comes first?” For instance, when it comes to writing content, consultants ask, “Which comes first, the article or the puns?”

7 Signs You Should Become An Independent Consultant

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What is an independent consultant? Consulting is providing your expertise to help a person or organization solve problems or reach their goals more efficiently and effectively. Independent consulting is when you do consulting by yourself instead of with or for a consulting company.

Could a Diverse Team Slow Down Your Consulting Firm?

David A Fields

Many of your consulting firm’s clients are prioritizing diversity in terms of thinking style, work style, age, cultural background and, of course, race and gender. What about you and your consulting firm—should you increase your diversity too? Fields Consulting Group.

Dubious Ideas, Foolish Clients and Your Consulting Firm. 5 Rules to Act Wisely

David A Fields

The spectacular failure of CNN+ is hardly the largest debacle abetted by a consulting firm. If your consulting firm had been in McKinsey’s shoes, would you have taken the CNN+ project and built a plan that, in retrospect, appears absurdly unrealistic? Fields Consulting Group.

Consulting While Working Full Time: 2 Proven Strategies To Start Consulting

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Do you want to start consulting while working full time? There are many reasons why you might consider starting a consulting “side hustle” before going all in. Consulting is a low-risk, high-reward business.

Selling Made Simple For Consultants With Nikki Rausch: Podcast #256

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Listen to your host Michael Zipursky as he talks with Nikki Rausch about selling made simple for consultants through effective sales conversations to get more clients and generate more income! Can you close a sale quickly with your sales strategies right now?

7 Consulting Marketplaces For Finding New Clients

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Can consultants use consulting marketplaces to find new clients and opportunities? Ever since the start of the pandemic, an increasing number of B2B buyers have shifted online to find, hire, and work with external consultants. Buyers are looking for expertise, and consultants.

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Alternative Revenue Sources for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

If you’re having trouble accelerating your consulting firm’s revenue growth, it could be because you’ve forgotten to create a stable revenue base. The post Alternative Revenue Sources for Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A. Fields Consulting Group.

Thought Leadership Marketing For Consultants: Quick-Start Guide

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What is thought leadership marketing and why is it a powerful marketing strategy for consultants? As consultants, our expertise is our product. Thought Leadership Marketing For Consultants: Quick-Start Guide is a post from: Consulting Success.