Guides

Making a winning consultant pitch

You’ve managed to successfully bag a first meeting with a prospective client. Hopefully the business need will have been defined...

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Taking your consultant CV to the next level

The consultancy role you are applying for or being considered for could well prove to be a source of repeat business and recommendations to others and therefore has to be considered to be potentially huge...

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Writing the perfect consultant CV

Building a successful consultancy career in the right way may seem like a very tough and daunting thing to do. However, for many people, creating a 2 or 3 page summary document that encapsulates your experience, your achievements, your qualities and the core traits of your personality is even harder...

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Marketing yourself as a consultant

So you have a marketing plan, you understand what you will be offering and who is likely to be interested. You know what kind of consultancy interests you...

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The secrets to being a successful consultant

What are the personal qualities of a successful consultant?

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How to start a consultancy career

People have many reasons for wanting to become a consultant. A portfolio career can be very attractive, allowing you to take a step back from the full time commitment to one company or one employer...

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The complexities of IR35 and what they could mean for you

IR35 came about as a means of increasing taxes for independent contractors, consultants...

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VAT and the Consultant

When I set up a consultancy business after selling my executive search company, I suddenly was faced with matters that had never been on my radar before - tax, company returns, pay roll, insurances and…VAT. Whereas before we had a finance team who dealt with such matters, I was now solely responsible...

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Working out your value and your fees

One of the most challenging questions you are likely to face is to work out what you should charge clients...

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Negotiating a consultancy contract

There are many routes to source consultancy contracts that match your requirements and that will fit into your portfolio...

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