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How to Start and Run A Consulting Business

Course Summary

Have you ever wanted to break out of the corporate life and be your own boss? Many people have this dream. In this course you will learn what it takes to start and be successful in your own consulting business. Throughout this course you will learn how to


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Hanging Your Shingle
        ◦ Course Introduction
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Are You Qualified?
        ◦ Advantages and Disadvantages of Owning A Business
        ◦ Creating A Business Plan
        ◦ Choosing A Type of Business Entity
        ◦ Act Like A Business
        ◦ The Law and Basic Contracts
        ◦ Employees
        ◦ Demo of Employee Handbook
        ◦ Contractors
        ◦ Process and Procedures
        ◦ Time Management
        ◦ Balancing Your Life
        ◦ Integrity in Business
        ◦ Summary
    ● Money Matters
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What Will You Pay Yourself
        ◦ Determine Your Costs
        ◦ Setting Rates
        ◦ Demo of Setting Rates Spreadsheet
        ◦ Insurance to Carry
        ◦ Banking Matters
        ◦ The Joys of Accounting
        ◦ Taxes, Taxes, Taxes
        ◦ Money Management
        ◦ Summary
    ● How to Get and Keep Clients (or Marketing 101)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Attracting Clients
        ◦ Free Offers
        ◦ Business Cards
        ◦ Email
        ◦ Website
        ◦ One-Page Flyers
        ◦ Brochures
        ◦ Videos
        ◦ Writing
        ◦ Newsletters
        ◦ Press Releases
        ◦ Publicity
        ◦ Trade Shows
        ◦ Speaking
        ◦ Social Networking
        ◦ Business Networking
        ◦ Volunteer
        ◦ Tracking
        ◦ Client Management
        ◦ Summary
    ● How To Survive the Ups and Downs
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Personal Development
        ◦ Cut Back
        ◦ Marketing and Sales
        ◦ Team Up
        ◦ Industries
        ◦ Customers
        ◦ Positive Outlook
        ◦ Don't Take Just Anything
        ◦ Charity Work
        ◦ Employees
        ◦ Hidden Profit Centers
        ◦ Expert Witness
        ◦ Summary
    ● Creating an Exit Strategy
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is An Exit Strategy
        ◦ When is The Right Time to Exit
        ◦ Retire
        ◦ Employee Buyout
        ◦ Leaving it to The Kids
        ◦ Merger
        ◦ Acquisition
        ◦ The Exit Process
        ◦ Now What?
        ◦ Summary
        ◦ Course Summary

     


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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