How to Become the BEST “Go To” Consultant (or Freelancer).

Three (3) Actions to Help Every Consultant Succeed.

Laura Burford
The Startup

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Before starting any presentation, I listen closely to the pre-session conversations, observe the attendees, and if appropriate, ask questions. During one presentation, an attendee asked if I would mind providing a little consulting career advice. Since the presentation’s title was The Entrepreneur Within, why not!

As she asked her questions, the people sitting around her lifted their heads and chimed in with their comments.

“I’m currently working at a company. My position is not in jeopardy, but I’m thinking about my future. I want to become an independent consultant, but I’m not sure if there is anything I can do now to prepare.

Can I start becoming a consultant while still working within my company?

If so, what do you recommend?”

What great questions!

By the way, my response to starting to build a consulting business while working within a company was a resounding YES!

My response to her question about recommendations is relevant whether you are contemplating consulting, a fairly new consultant, or have been working as a consultant for years. Every person who is a consultant (or…

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Laura Burford
The Startup

Leveraging her Consultant's Blueprint, Laura helps Consultants & Freelancers use their MAGIC-their expertise and experience-to build successful businesses.