Independent Consulting can be an incredibly fulfilling profession both in terms of the satisfaction of really making a difference to clients and the financial rewards it can bring to you. However, you know that it is a great challenge to both sell and deliver “solo” and the that the cost of failure is potentially high. If you have difficulty in gaining or retaining clients, then this will lead to gaps between contracts and an income that may not make ends meet.

Therefore, building the right business foundation is vital to realise all the benefits and reduce the risk of failing.

In my experience there are 4 pillars of success for Independent Consultants which, when combined, will help you build the right platform and direction for the business; and will help you enjoy the rewards that you expect and deserve. These are: