Become a Consultant - Use Your Expertise to Start a New Business

A significant portion of EIM members either become consultants on a full-time basis or consult as an adjunct to their full-time employment. Have you ever wondered how to be a consultant or what a consultant does? The task of a consultant is to provide advice to an individual or organization about matters in a specific niche.

Would you consider becoming a consultant and want to learn more about what is involved. If you want to become a self-employed consultant, you need to have a better idea about the business and the way to set it up.

Bottom line: What companies really want is people with solid experience, and an ability to deliver results.

As an EIM member, we supply you with a variety of articles and contacts to help you explore opening your own consultancy practice through our content library. When you want further help you can contact one of our advisors through their profile.

Some questions asked by members considering a consultancy

  • How do I find my niche?
  • How do I know if I am good enough to be a consultant?
  • How will I find the gigs?
  • What if I don’t know how to sell?
  • What about healthcare, 401K and taxes?
  • What if you don’t have credentials or degrees?
  • Am I too old [or too young] to become a consultant?
  • How will I know how much to charge?

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