So you’ve climbed your way up the corporate ladder, earned respect and now you have the title and the prestige — a status that you don’t want to lose by striking out on your own as an independent consultant.
What to Expect and What to Say
Concerns when considering a career change are normal. For those thinking about leaving corporate life to become a consultant, those concerns are elevated.
Anyone thinking about leaving a salaried job to start a consulting business considers the risk. The fear of a financial hit can dissuade talented individuals from pursuing their dream of self-employment.
Are you thinking about starting a consulting business but afraid that your network won’t hire you? You aren’t alone, and it shouldn’t stop you from following your ambition.
Change is daunting. When jumping into a new career, people often begin with excitement that quickly turns into worry.
The start of something new is critical. Get things right and you will set yourself up for success. Start on the wrong foot and you will waste precious time putting out fires that shouldn’t have been started in the first place.
So, you’ve started a consulting business and maybe you’re struggling to land more clients on a regular basis? Or perhaps you just want to know exactly how you’re going to continue to grow once you have completed projects for all of your early network...
SMEs make great clients for independent consultants — it’s as simple as that.
How independent consultants can reliably get new clients
If you can’t turn networking relationships into paid ones, your consulting business won’t ever get off the ground. The art of the deal be damned — the art of closing the deal is the real deal!