Management consulting is a $250 billion industry and growing at a rate of over 4 percent annually. More importantly, are the seismic changes occurring in the world of work. Some predict that more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be contingent, freelance, or consulting members of the workforce within two years - making this book more relevant than ever.
Individuals become independent consultants out of necessity or preference: necessity because they lost their jobs or the company offered an attractive exit package; preference because they want a career change, more control over their time, or an enriched, varied work situation. Consulting also appeals to the newest members of the workforce. Millennials are searching for careers that offer a good salary as well as flexibility.
The Consultant’s Quick Start Guide, 3rd editionwill serve as a companion to The Business of Consulting, 3rd edition. As the companion, it will provide readers with a place to plan their move into consulting, identify their niche, develop a business plan, create a marketing plan, and prepare for their next move after getting settled into their new profession. This book will also help the reader think through challenges of consulting such as working alone, inadequate admin support, lack of routine and structure, and frustrations about the market.