How to Become a Successful IT Consultant

Front Cover
Routledge, 2003 - Computers - 166 pages
0 Reviews
'How to Become a Successful IT Consultant' is a practical book for anyone considering setting themselves up as an IT consultant. It is essential reading for those contemplating such a career change. Today IT consulting has become a major opportunity for many IT professionals who want to work for themselves. It is no longer only the domain of the high-flying international organization. In fact tens of thousands of IT professionals are leaving their regular jobs to set up as IT consultants on their own. Although there are many consulting opportunities available it is quite a challenge to make a success of your own IT consulting business. There are a lot of things to think about and many decisions to be made. For those who get it right there is a very exciting and highly lucrative business career ahead. This book takes the IT professional through all the key issues which have to be understood and explains how to optimize your chances of developing a long-term IT consulting business of your own.


This practical book explains what is involved in setting up your own business as an IT Consultant. It explains the opportunities involved and gives practical advice as to how to take advantage of them. The book looks at the full range of issues concerned with getting started and maintaining your business and gives practical guidelines about how to face the many challenges which you will encounter if you leave your job and set up on your own.

Amongst the many issues involved this book specifically addresses:how to find clients; how to get more business and the opportunities areas available; how to price your services; the funding you will require; how to plan your consulting assignments

And much more...

This book is an essential reading for anyone who is seriously thinking about taking this big career step.

  • Shows how to set up your own business as an IT consultant
  • Explains the opportunities involved and offers practical advice on how to take advantage of them
  • Shows how to find clients and how to price your services
  •  

    What people are saying - Write a review

    We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

    Contents

    1 Consultancy a major opportunity for IT professionals
    1
    2 Is IT consultancy for you?
    9
    3 Setting up your IT consultancy business
    17
    4 The consultancy options
    36
    5 Pick your service offerings
    54
    6 Finding clients for your IT consulting business
    60
    7 Planning the IT consultancy assignment
    81
    8 Delivering results for the client
    96
    9 Finding the next client
    103
    10 Consulting and finding a product to sell
    112
    11 Keep your eye on the ball
    118
    12 Minding your own business
    125
    Appendices
    149
    Index
    163
    Copyright

    Other editions - View all

    Common terms and phrases

    About the author (2003)

    Remenyi is an associate member of faculty, Henley Management College.

    Bibliographic information