Consulting For Dummies (US Edition) Paperback – 9 May 2008
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From the Back Cover
The latest on using the Internet to market your services
The fun and easy way to make a name for yourself in this lucrative career field
So you want to be a consultant? This practical, friendly guide shows you how to get your business off the ground and running smoothly, with the latest on developing a marketable idea, running your home office, writing winning proposals, selling your services, and getting referrals. You get expert tips on setting fees, keeping track of time and money, and building business with new clients.
Discover how to:
- Start a successful consulting business
Build partnerships with clients
Handle financial and legal issues
Make great presentations
Promote your business
About the Author
Bob Nelson (San Diego, CA) is founder and president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting firm based in San Diego, California. As a practicing manager and a best–selling author, he is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of employee recognition, rewards, motivation, morale, retention, productivity, and management. He is author of the bestselling book 1001 Ways to Reward Employees (Workman) ― which has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide ― and coauthor of the best–selling book Managing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, with Peter Economy (Wiley), as well as 18 other books on management and motivation.
Bob has been featured extensively in the media, including television appearances on CNN, CNBC, PBS, and MSNBC; radio appearances on NPR, USA Radio Network and the Business News Network; and print appearances in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and many more. He writes a weekly column for American City Business Journals and a monthly column for Corporate Meetings & Incentives, among others.
Dr. Nelson received his PhD in management from The Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center of Claremont Graduate University in suburban Los Angeles, and received his MBA in organizational behavior from The University of California at Berkeley. For more information on products and services offered by Nelson Motivation, Inc. ― including speaking or consulting services ― call 800–575–5521. Visit Bob at his Web site: www.nelsonmotivation.com.
Peter Economy (La Jolla, CA) is a freelance business writer and publishing consultant who is associate editor of the Apex award–winning magazine Leader to Leader, and coauthor of the best–selling book Managing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, with Bob Nelson (Wiley), Giving Back with Bert Berkley (Wiley), The SAIC Solution with J. Robert Beyster (Wiley), as well as the author or coauthor of more than 30 other books on a wide variety of business and other topics. Visit Peter at his Web site: www.petereconomy.com and be sure to check out his Free Book Project at: www.booksforfree.org.
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However, anyone with business experience may find some chapters far too lightweight.
This book won't make you a consultant, but it will provide a platform from where you can launch further research.