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Becoming a Consultant


Being a consultant can be very tempting.  The thought of setting up your own business, working your own hours and charging high consulting fees can often be very alluring. However there are some things that you may want to consider before taking this leap.  The following resources may help you make sure that this career step is really for you;

  • The Government of Canada has created an outline of what is involved in starting a consulting business.  You can access the information on their website here.
  • Entrepreneur.com published a fairly lengthy article about starting a consulting business.  This provides a high level outline of what is involved.  (Note; this is a US based article so there are references to US only sources in the article).
  • Do you have some of the necessary traits to be a good consultant?  This article provides a ‘top 10’ list of some of the traits you might need to have.
  • There are some good things and some not so good things about being a consultant.  This short article highlights some additional things for you to consider.

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