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The Consultant's Quick Start Guide: An Action Plan for Your First Year in Business by Elaine Biech (Author) (Paperback)
Successful Independent Consulting: Turn Your Career Experience into a Consulting Business by Douglas Florzak (Paperback)
The Consultant's Toolkit: High-Impact Questionnaires, Activities and How-to Guides for Diagnosing and Solving Client Problems by Melvin L. Silberman (Editor), Mel Silberman (Paperback -- also available as E-Book Download!)
The Consultant's Manual: A Complete Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice by Thomas L. Greenbaum (Author) (Paperback)
The Consultant's Legal Guide -- by Elaine Biech, Linda Byars Swindling; Hardcover
(well worth the investment -- CLG includes a money saving diskette containing sample contracts, proposals, agreements, and more. Meetings with your attorney will be fewer and farther between as a result of using this book!)
The Business of Consulting : The Basics and Beyond -- Elaine Biech; Hardcover
Million Dollar Consulting : The Professional's Guide to Growing a Practice -- Alan Weiss; Paperback
(if you ever get a chance to see Alan Weiss speak -- Run, don't walk! -- He regularly appears at IMC events!)
Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used (Second Edition) -- by Peter Block; Hardcover
(The perennial best-seller -- anything from Peter Block is great for new and advanced consultants alike)
The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion : A Guide Understanding Your Expertise -- by Peter Block, Andrea Markowitz (Contributor); Paperback
- The 10 Hottest Consulting Practices : What They Are, How to Get into Them -- by Ron Tepper; Hardcover
138 Quick Ideas to Get More Clients -- by Howard L. Shenson, Jerry Wilson (Contributor); Paperback
(Howard Shenson was where this all started - for me personally - and for much of the independent industry - anything by Howard is excellent - even 20 years later!)
Consulting for PhDs, Lawyers, and Doctors --by the great folks at WetFeet; Gary Alpert, Steve Pollock; Spiral-bound
21 Ways to Springboard Your Speaking, Training & Consulting Career -- by Marjorie Brody; Paperback
- Adams Streetwise Independent Consulting : Your Comprehensive Guide to Building Your Own Consulting Business (Serial) -- by David Kintler, Bob Adams (Contributor); Paperback
- Become a Top Consultant : How the Experts Do It -- By Ron Tepper; Paperback
(Tepper is another one of the seminal authors of my own career. Like Shenson's his work can seem is a bit dated but excellent none-the-less. Pick up a copy used if you can.)
The Business Plan Guide for Independent Consultants -- By Herman Holtz; Paperback
(Holtz was another minor deity in the business of teaching independent consultants and is also very worth reading)
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