Consultants never stand still, and neither does consulting. With new methods of digital communication and ever-changing customer demands, this isn’t your grandpa’s consulting industry!
Starting a consulting business is a big change. You will have left corporate life for the open ocean of self-employment. The number of possibilities are limitless, and deciding which choices are right falls directly on your shoulders.
So, you have a plan to strike out as an independent consultant. With network connections in place, a first consulting engagement lined up and partnerships explored, what could go wrong?
So, you’ve decided to become an independent consultant — great choice!
A common fear for new consultants is a belief that self-employment means insecure employment. This preconception is wrong. When you strike out by yourself, you can gain more security than you’ve ever had working for someone else.
2019 is a year of opportunity for independent consultants. Are you prepared?
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.