Books on How to Start a Consulting Business

Thinking of starting a consulting business? Here are articles to help you get started:

For detailed guidance, tips and advice on how to start and run a consulting business, check out some books we have selected below:

Getting Started in Consulting

More people than ever are making the jump from corporate offices to home offices, taking control of their futures, being their own bosses, and starting their own consultancies. Consulting is a bigger business than ever and growing every day.

For almost a decade, Alan Weiss’s Getting Started in Consulting has been an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to strike out on his own and start a new consulting business. It provides a rich source of expert advice and practical guidance, and it shows you how you can combine low overhead and a high degree of organization to add up to a six- or even seven-figure income.

The Business of Consulting, (CD-ROM Included): The Basics and Beyond

Designed as the go-to reference for managing a consulting business, The Business of Consulting is candid, practical, and eminently useful. Fine-tuned to address the changes in today’s business environment, this vital resource outlines the basics for managing a consulting practice and shows how to develop a business plan and market your consulting business.


The Consultant’s Manual: A Complete Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice

The Consultant’s Manual If you’re serious about starting your own consulting practice, there’s something you should know . . No matter how knowledgeable you are in your field.. No matter how expert your advice or impressive your credentials.. If you don’t bring an air of consummate professionalism to every phase of your practice–from proposal-writing and fee-setting, to drawing up contracts and issuing reports–you’ll almost definitely lose out to the professional who does.


Consulting For Dummies

Consulting For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes a reorganization and narrower focus of the topic, with new or updated information that delves into the specifics of running your own consulting business. There is greater emphasis on the business of consulting, along with financial and legal issues involved in setting up a consulting business, deepening coverage of consulting proposals, and entirely new chapters on higher-level consulting issues that more-established consultants are demanding.

Start Your Own Consulting Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success (StartUp Series)

Leading entrepreneurs into the multi-billion dollar consulting industry, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to capitalize on your talents to help others achieve their business goals. Coached by experts, learn to define your market, find and keep clients, obtain licenses, set rates, monitor cash flow, hire staff, prepare contracts, agreements, and reports, and more.



Start & Run a Consulting Business: Learn from a successful consultant how to get people to pay for your opinion. (Start and Run A)

Consulting has become a multi million-dollar industry in North America. As society becomes more complicated, people in business, healthcare, education, government, and other fields are calling on specialists to provide answers to complex problems. This practical step-by-step success guide shows how anyone can turn knowledge and experience into a profitable consulting business.



Million Dollar Consulting

The Long-Awaited Update for Building a Thriving Consultancy. Completely updated for today’s busier-than-ever consultants, this classic guide covers the ins and outs for competing and winning in this ultracompetitive field. You’ll find step-by-step advice on how to raise capital, attract clients, create a marketing plan, and grow your business into a $1 million-per-year firm, plus brand-new material on blogging, global consulting, delegating labor, among others.



Consulting on the Side: How to Start a Part-Time Consulting Business While Still Working at Your Full-Time Job

Do you yearn to strike out on your own, take charge of your destiny, and create a better, more independent lifestyle for yourself? Read this book and learn how to start your consulting business while you still have the security of a regular job.

Consulting on the Side is for the professional who longs for independence but can’t simply walk away from a steady paycheck and company health benefits. Successful consultant and business author Mary F. Cook shows you how to build a thriving consulting practice gradually, without leaving your full-time job