Going it alone as a consultant – preparation is the key

Four questions you must ask before starting your own consultancy

Work out whether you’re ready to go it alone with help from L&D consultant Joe Bell 

You’re probably reading this because you’re thinking about starting up your own business – or are already actively planning to do so. A few years ago I was in the same position as I prepared to start my independent L&D consultancy.

Now, six years on, with experience in mentoring three HR start-ups and some awards nominations under my belt, here are the fundamental questions I think you need to answer before striking out on your own.

1. What do you want from this?

2. What is the point in you?   

3. What are your beliefs, and how will they shape you?

4. Are you ready to make this decision on your own?

Full article (and the answers to the questions) on CIPD

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