Consulting, Contracting and Freelancing

Be Your Own Boss

Ian Benjamin
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A new edition of a very practical business book on going it alone as a freelance consultant.

Use the skills and experience you have gained in the workplace to move on to the next stage of your working life-as a consultant, contractor or freelancer.

Self-employment as a service provider can give you the opportunity to work on your own terms, in your preferred location and to enjoy a lifestyle that is healthier, more relaxed and satisfying.

This practical book takes you through the steps to:

* Realise your vision of successful self-employment in a viable consultancy, freelancing or contracting business.

* Position yourself in the market place so that you will be recognised as a consultant, contractor or freelancer.

* Discover the various marketing approaches you can use and which best suit your own style.

* Develop a business plan which is realistic and effective, based on successful real examples.

* Learn how to price your work, know what others are charging and how to negotiate with clients so that the focus is more on your work than on your fee.

* Decide which of the various business structures-sole trader, partnership or incorporation-is best for you.

* Be aware of the pitfalls of solo practice so you can avoid them.

Author bio:

Ian Benjamin is Australia's leading trainer of independent professional service advisers. He developed the How to be a Successful Consultant program in 1991 and over 5000 intending and practising consultants have since attended his presentations.

Category: Business & Management
ISBN: 9781741752977
Edition No: 2nd
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: September 2007
Page Extent: 264
Format: Paperback
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Subject: Business & management