I am looking to set up a It consulting company that most likely will be based out of NY. Currently I deal with a finnacial IT consulting company which doesn`t have the same motivation as myself. I need help setting it up but I can run the Sales/Marketing/Recruitment side. Is anyone else out there interested in chatting about this and what you can contribute?
Jeez, I wish I`d
run into you a few years back. More often than not it`s the IT
people---the wire and software folks---who`re looking to set up a
consulting company and don`t know how. If you can do the sales and
marketing, you shouldn`t have much trouble finding people to do the
production side, right?
The two absolutely most important things I learned in my short venture
into consulting, were the fundamental difference in being a consultant
versus an employee.
1. Clients only hire a consultant when they feel they`re in over their
heads, or there`s a big problem they can`t solve. So when you walk in
the door, you`re nine-times-out-of-ten partly a "savior," but
particularly someone reminding them of their inabilities.
2. Take total charge! Don`t believe that you`re there to help. You`re
there to either completely take charge of the project, or you`re there
because it`s a pilot; there are two political factions; and if you
fail, you`ll be blamed.
From what I`ve seen, a good model for this would be a medical practice.
Same critical issues, similar liabilities, and so forth. If you can`t
find someone specialized in IT consulting firms, talk with a hospital
to see if they have a managed care division that helps physicians start
a practice. A lot of the problems and solutions will apply to the
office structure of the consulting.
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