How to Start a Consulting Firm


  • S3E6
  • 14:58
  • November 13th 2020

How to Start a Consulting Firm

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This show starts a series that has been in development long before the radio station. I have built several successful consulting firms and realized if we focused on small business success we could revolutionize an industry while making a significate contribution to our communities.

We can change the trajectory for the most important global community - business owners. We, you and I, make up 5% of the worlds population and employ 57% of it. That means 375 million entrepreneurs directly impact 1.9 billion employees, and that is before discussing the impact those business have with their goods and services.

Look at IBGR as your CGO - your fractional Chief Growth Officer and partner in creating a small business consulting firm. We have built a platform that will move beyond the one-way conversation of radio and podcasts to real relationships; our Community of Commerce.

Start by joining my new group in the Community of Commerce - Living the Life where we can discuss your current or future consulting operation.


Objectives - The WHY

This series of shows is focused on a narrow niche of consulting; existing and new. I have created 5 businesses over the last 30 years - in order moderately successful, successful, and very successful. Part of the information provided on my shows is based on that experience. Oh By The Way - all 3 of those were consulting firms.

My Game Changer Series is designed for new and existing consulting firms focused on startups - helping to start more and become more successful - A Game Changer.

Last thought - our goal at IBGR, be a game changer for you.

Key Issues - Owner Perspective:

  1. What does it take to become a successful consultant
  2. How do I turn that into a successful business
  3. How does it make money.

What You Need to Know - The WHAT

  • Show FRCHS.01 - So You Want To Be A Consultant
  • North America: Wednesday 10am (NY)
  • Show FRCHS.02 - What Talent Can You Sell Today?
  • Do you need to be a consultant or an expert, or both?
  • Show FRCHS.03 - Envelope Please
  • Consulting Practice Domains: Strategy, & OD, Operations, Management, Marketing & Sales, Finance Performance, Human Resources, Information Technology
  • Show FRCHS.04 - How Do You Plan to Make Money?
  • Expert or Asset Based Consulting
  • Show FRCHS.05 - Building A Successful Practice
  • Building a Practice around your talent and expertise
  • Show FRCHS.06 - One More Time - How Do You Plan to Make Money?
  • Pricing Structure and Bundling
  • Show FRCHS.07 - You Can’t Win Without A Script
  • Performance Plan for Start Ups, Profit Plan for existing Practices, Renewal Plans to Grow Exponentially
  • Show FRCHS.08 - Build On A Network of Peers
  • Partnering with IBGR
  • Show FRCHS.09 - Start Now

What You Need to Do​​ - The HOW

  1. ​Listen to the Game Changer Series
  2. JOIN the Community of Commerce
  3. Show Up Next week

The purpose of this show was to provide an overview to entrepreneurs on the techniques and challenges of creating a successful consulting practice. Although focused on small businesses, the techniques an tools presented this season work anywhere.

We are your single, one stop source for business success, period, end of story.

Make sure you leave some thoughts in the comment section below. I am interested in continuing the conversation.