Nowadays, anyone can start their own consulting business. If you have a computer, a phone, and a place to do your work, you have everything you need to start a consulting business. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Always remember not to be limited by what you think consulting is.
It's a very immature field. It is possible to start a consulting business without experience. There are a lot of things you can do in it, even if it were a mature field. I think one thing we've learned in business is that there is no mature field.
There are always ways to do things better and I urge you to focus on that. If you're starting a consulting business with no experience, this book will be a great way to strengthen some of the consulting skills you'll need to offer value to your clients. An engineering consultant who advises one of the world's largest mining companies on how to improve its rate of return could also be called a management consultant. The other focuses on case interviews and management consulting (Case Interviews iTunes channel & Management Consulting).
Never underestimate the power of a well-designed RFP for consulting, simply because a foolproof RFP could be your ticket to success for any consulting project. It doesn't matter if you're a management consulting company or an engineering consultant, as long as you're solving a problem that's important to the customer. Industries that are very mature have certain characteristics that management consulting does not have, especially strategic consulting. In addition, look for ways to gain experience on larger projects by offering your services as part of a consulting group or collaborating with other consultants to create an impressive portfolio of work.
If you're interested in management consulting and are starting a consulting business with no experience, you'll probably find this book very useful. So, if you're starting a consulting business with no experience, it means that you don't have the preconceived notions of other consulting firms about what's good and what is “the right way to do something.” A business consultant who advises a five million pound catering company on how to optimize workflows will be called a management consultant because he advises the company.