It has been nearly ten years since I, with my wife as my partner, decide to become a consultant. We have grown substantially over those years and established ourselves as recognized experts and a trusted brand in the niche we serve. As a result, we have been able to lead a life which has given us the freedom to spend time with our young children, travel as a family, and in general, maintain a high standard of living.
In short, the decision to become a consultant was a good one.
With close to a decade of experience under my belt, now seems like a good time to reflect on the what brought us success and, where possible, provide a smoother, shorter path for anyone who wants to start a consulting business. In this post, I cover what I feel are the five most fundamental elements of the pre-launch and launch stage. I will discuss growing a consulting business and other aspects of consulting in future posts. [Read more…]