Consultant Guide

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Find everything you need to know to be a better Consultant.
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Working from the Outside In

Offering the best of both worlds, the role of a consultant helps you keep one foot in the corporate world while the other is free to roam, offering flexibility, challenge, and balance for your career and life. With the ongoing evolution of business, consultants are in demand more than ever across all segments, including strategy, technology, marketing and employee relations.

A Consultation for the Consultant

If you’re considering a career as a consultant, consider this a free consultation into what it involves, how to set up a business and attract clientele, best practices for project and time management, and how to set rates and establish cash flow. Just like the role of a consultant, this comprehensive guide is intended to give you the resources to apply to your personal situation to make an informed decision.

What is a Consultant?

Consultants are experts. They use their expertise to help others build the businesses and the lives that they want to create. They may have an insatiable curiosity about an industry and want to share what they’ve discovered. Or they’ve already got their hands dirty, learned on the job, and want to share their experience.

We can all benefit from expert, outside opinion, someone who can see the things we miss and provide specialist analysis that we can’t create ourselves.

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The Value of a Consultancy Niche

Every business is unique. Every life has its own special issues. The closer the consultant’s expertise to the client’s goals, the more willing they’ll be to buy that expertise—and the more they’ll agree to pay for it.

That’s why choosing a niche can be such a powerful strategy for a consultant: a fintech consultant or a creative consultant rather than a general business consultant.

A niche market will be smaller but there will be less competition and a greater willingness to buy.

The Price of a Consultant

Consultants sell valuable knowledge built up over years of study and experience. The effects of that knowledge can be millions of dollars in additional revenues, the turnaround of a struggling business, or the launch of a successful new product line.

Consultants make a difference.

Pricing that difference can be challenging. Some consultancies charge by the hour and others by milestone. Fixed fees are also common. How much to charge depends not just on the amount of work involved in a project but also on the value of the result. We’ll explain how to put a price on your expertise.

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Building Your Consultancy Brand

A consultant is an expert in their chosen field. But every field has more than one expert. What makes a client choose one consultant over another? How can a company executive know which consultant will give them exactly the advice they need?


Branding matters for consultants as much as it matters for any other kind of business.


Consultants need to show the unique way they work, the special results they can produce, or the distinctive knowledge that they offer. Find out how to make your consulting skills stand out.

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Are you experienced, talented, and have a unique skillset that any organization would love to acquire? Would you rather work for yourself than someone else? Then you may want to consider becoming a consultant.


Fortunately, you’re not alone.


Consulting is a business that’s on the rise for both clients and the self-employed. In fact, research conducted by Source Information Services discovered that 42% of clients surveyed planned to bring in more consultants in the near future.


If being a consultant is starting to look more and more like a promising career path, then here is a guide to help you get started.

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