Today’s business environment isn’t focused on 9-to-5, lifelong, static positions like it was decades ago. Our world is constantly shifting and evolving, meaning that businesses (and workers) must evolve with it.
As a result of this shift, consultants have more opportunities than ever before. This workshop will show you how to build a business as a consultant.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
What It’s All About
This session gives participants a chance to consider exactly what a consultant is. Related terms are discussed and then students take a look at the qualities it takes to be a consultant.
Business Building Blocks
This session allows participants to get a further look at becoming a consultant. It focuses on identifying the possibilities for your business, how to conduct your research and what your business should target.
Crunching the Numbers
Here, participants are shown methods to develop financial budgets and projections with a look at personal expenses, business expenses and income targets. Also looked at are ways to set a pay rate and income goals.
Planning Your Business
Every business needs a plan and in this session students are introduced to types of business plans along with a business set-up checklist and how to gather resources.
Participants are prompted in this module to consider their business model. They are encouraged, through the use of worksheets, to take a look at the major aspects of their proposed consulting business to see if they are viable.
Creating a Sales and Marketing Strategy
Following up a business strategy with a marketing strategy is good business sense. This session touches on ways to promote a new consulting business with the aid of various tools. It looks at the marketing cycle, social media, and other ways to get noticed.
Getting the Work Done
Once a business is set up and marketed, it’s important to know just how to get work and get it done. In this session, learners are invited to discuss how to identify sources of work, how to develop contracts and statements of work, how to deal with problems arising with clients, and how to stay current in a chosen field.
At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
Coming Soon! Our “Back to School essential Business Skills Lessons.
A range of short classroom based sessions that can be delivered in just 40 minutes!
Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
Fast, interactive and energising ways to learn through Ican Development
Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
We’re also very proud of the way we deliver our programmes with an emphasis on face to face learning using highly engaging and experiential approaches.
We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6