Your primary focus needs to be on managing your teams and delivering client services. Seek out support to help you with other functions. Administrative assistants, accountants, attorneys, publicists, marketers, and technology partners can perform activities in their area of expertise faster, cheaper, and better than you can when you factor in opportunity cost of your time. Spend the money to get the support you need.
- Your primary focus needs to be on managing your teams…and delivering great client service.…Get support to help with other functions.…Administrative assistants, accountants,…attorneys, publicists, marketers,…and technology partners perform activities…in their area of expertise…better, faster, and cheaper than you can…when you factor in the opportunity costs of your time.…Pick your providers based on your real needs.…When you're first starting out you don't need to spend…tens of thousands of dollars on a website…or hire an army of attorneys to nail down…every possible legal need.…
Grow into your services over time,…both to conserve cash and prevent throwaway work.…Decide what you'll delegate,…what you'll keep doing yourself, and how you'll manage.…When running your own business…it's hard to let go of things.…If you don't truly delegate the work,…you're wasting both time and money.…Be realistic about the benefits you'll get…from outsourcing or delegating that work, though.…For example, at thoughtLEADERS…I do all my own travel arrangements.…
- Working as a consultant
- Generating revenue as a consultant
- Cost structures, pricing, finances, and taxes
- Marketing and selling consulting services
- Negotiating and contracting
- Working with clients
- Presenting findings to clients
- Implementing recommendations
- Managing legal issues
- Insuring a business
- Getting licensed and certified
Skill Level Beginner
Understanding Intellectual Propertywith Dana Robinson1h 31m Appropriate for all
1. Define Your Consulting Business
2. Marketing and Selling
3. Contract and Protect Yourself
4. Run the Consulting Engagement
5. Handle Administration
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