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I am thinking about starting a business as a consultant, any advice..

  1. mdiggs1234 profile image78
    mdiggs1234posted 6 years ago

    I am thinking about starting a business as a consultant, any advice..

    i am thinking about starting a business in customer service consulting

  2. IntimatEvolution profile image79
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    Be sure to pay state and federal taxes quarterly.  Saves you money, and you don't have to worry about coming up with a large amount cash money at a time when you potentially won't have it.  Consulting is a fickle market.  It takes self control and self discipline to make it big.  Word of mouth will be your best advertisement!

  3. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    There is a need for better customer service everywhere so I am sure it will go well . Something else you can offer as well to businesses is great travel savings

  4. Paul Raisbeck profile image59
    Paul Raisbeckposted 6 years ago

    Think hard about your fee structure.  Lots of people in business see how much a consultant charges per day and thinks 'wow, I wish that was my daily rate!'  What they forget is that as a consultant you'll probably only work about 1 day in 4 (perhaps less in the early days) so a lot of your fee is there to cover the gaps.

    Also, unless you're already well known in the business area you will need to do a lot of networking to get yourself known so be prepared to go out there and sell yourself a lot.

    Finally, what is your ultimate aim for the business?  Don't forget that, as a consultant, when you stop working the money stops coming in.  So what you really have is a job and the sole value in the business is you.  What is your end game plan?