Business Consulting 101
with CEU Certificate*
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Business consulting is a growing sector of the employment and business industry. There has been no better time to join the consulting industry, based on industry growth statistics. More importantly, as businesses strive to develop their positions in the market place, improve efficiency, reduce costs, and optimize operations, consultants are used on an increasingly larger basis. If you have the burning desire think you have the necessary skills and the mindset to be a consultant this course will show you how.
In this course we look at a number of the key topics you need to know. Whether you are consulting by yourself, as a partnership, as a small team, or with a large company, we will provide you with all of the information you need to be a successful consultant. This includes consulting in any industry regardless of your level of experience. We also provide you the tools and understanding to develop strategy to deploy and be successful in your own consulting business. From choosing a business model, to determining your pricing, to managing overhead costs, then we cover the more complex tasks like developing a great marketing strategy, developing the best proposals, tips for consulting success, and implementing your recommendations. Best of all, we discuss consulting lessons learned and problems you can avoid; and end with consulting "Best Practices".
Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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Lesson 1: The Role of the ConsultantConsultants provide solutions to their client's specific problems, or challenges that the company cannot resolve itself.
Lesson 2: Making the Decision to Become a ConsultantThe consulting industry has seen significant growth in recent years. Is it right for you?
Lesson 3: Choosing a Business ModelChoosing the correct business model helps you mitigate risk.
Lesson 4: Consulting as a BusinessBy developing a business plan, you provide a formal framework to build the business from the ground up, and into future expansion.
Lesson 5: Understanding the Economic Realities of Independent ConsultingDuring this lesson, we take the opportunity to elaborate on some of the economic realities of independent consulting.
Lesson 6: Consulting TipsThis lesson will discuss consulting topics that don't necessarily fall under business operations, but are activities you need to know.
Lesson 7: How to Establish and Improve Your Firm's Presence (Marketing Strategy)Marketing management is the art and science of choosing target markets and keeping, getting, and growing customers through creating, delivering, and communicating superior customer value.
Lesson 8: Consulting MethodologyBy definition, a methodology is a frame, structure, or set of tasks completed in a logical order. There are several business improvement methodologies that are commonly used in the business world.
Lesson 9: Implementing Consulting MethodologiesYour consulting methodology is the system, process, and overall approach you use to develop the solutions to your client's problems.
Lesson 10: Consulting SuccessIn this lesson, we will discuss issues that affect your consulting success.
Lesson 11: Delivering ResultsThe ability to deliver great results is what separates successful consulting companies from those that simply fade away. Delivering results is what you are hired to do.
Lesson 12: Philosophies and Strategies on the Factors That Require ActionEach consultant develops their own processes to meet their clients' needs. There are a number of strategies that you can use to focus on issues that require action.
Lesson 13: Making Sure Your Recommendations Are ImplementedBusiness consultants have a responsibility to ensure that their recommendations are implemented.
Lesson 14: Consulting Lessons Learned and Things You Should AvoidThis lesson is designed to help you avoid some of the common mistakes consultants have made.
Lesson 15: How to Be the Best Consultant - Consultant Best PracticesThe key consultant characteristics include professionalism, reputation, judgment, good listening and time management skills, and effective communication.
Additional Course Information
- Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
- Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
- Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
Course Title: Business Consulting 101Course Number: 8900365Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: Professional DevelopmentCEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsInstructor: John ChouinardSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $70.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $95.00
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- Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media
Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An Introduction Assignment 1 Exam 1 Exam 11 Exam 2 Exam 12 Lesson 3 Assignment Assignment 10 Exam 3 Exam 12 Exam 4 Exam 12 Lesson 5 Assignment Assignment 10 Exam 5 Exam 10 Exam 6 Exam 10 Lesson 7 Assignment Assignment 10 Exam 7 Exam 10 Exam 8 Exam 10 Lesson 9 Assignment Assignment 10 Exam 9 Exam 10 Exam 10 Exam 10 Lesson 11 Assignment Assignment 10 Exam 11 Exam 10 Lesson 12 Assignment Assignment 10 Exam 12 Exam 10 Exam 13 Exam 10 Exam 14 Exam 10 Exam 15 Exam 10 Total Points: 218
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- "All parts of the course were very helpful. The feedback from Instructor is very helpful, let's you know the areas you have missed." -- Catherine M.
- "Great, Great. Thank You...It gave me structure, because I already consult with businesses, and it helped with today's economy." -- Joann B.