I am writing today to understand and read what your take is in starting a consulting company.
Currently I hold a day job, which I am happy with, but I want to become more flexible in terms of locations to live, so I want to try this experiment for 2yrs and see what happens.
My goal for this year is to get a consulting business were I can generate 20K for the year. I know is not a lot, but I am only counting with my after work time. Also I am not interesting in making profit (not primarily), just building relationships with customers.
What is your take on this?
Thanks for your ideas. Geo
As a clarification on what I am thinking as consulting is the following:
I will like to establish a small business that will help other small business on decisions around technology management. Including electronic marketing, systems to improve processes and communication. I will have product type packages with flat prices that will be targeted to specific audiences, and will include a x amount of hours of my advice. I just don't know were to start.
Should I start doing a business case first, or should I first approach a few of the businesses to survey the market, or something else.
I hope this helps.
Geo - some specific comments about your scenario: