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Business Consulting 101

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Course Description

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".

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  • Lesson 1: The Role of the Consultant

    Consultants provide solutions to their client's specific problems, or challenges that the company cannot resolve itself.
  • Lesson 2: Making the Decision to Become a Consultant

    The consulting industry has seen significant growth in recent years. Is it right for you?
  • Lesson 3: Choosing a Business Model

    Choosing the correct business model helps you mitigate risk.
  • Lesson 4: Consulting as a Business

    By 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 Consulting

    During this lesson, we take the opportunity to elaborate on some of the economic realities of independent consulting.
  • Lesson 6: Consulting Tips

    This 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 Methodology

    By 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 Methodologies

    Your consulting methodology is the system, process, and overall approach you use to develop the solutions to your client's problems.
  • Lesson 10: Consulting Success

    In this lesson, we will discuss issues that affect your consulting success.
  • Lesson 11: Delivering Results

    The 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 Action

    Each 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 Implemented

    Business consultants have a responsibility to ensure that their recommendations are implemented.
  • Lesson 14: Consulting Lessons Learned and Things You Should Avoid

    This 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 Practices

    The key consultant characteristics include professionalism, reputation, judgment, good listening and time management skills, and effective communication.

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Course Title: Business Consulting 101
Course Number: 8900365
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU 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 earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: John Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $70.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $95.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Student Testimonials

  • "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.

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