What is a Consultant?

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What is a Consultant? How do you grow your consulting practice? What skills do you need? What are the steps to becoming a consultant? How do I set my bill rate for consulting services? I would like to discuss these items and others.

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ConsultingConsulting involves services that are provided for a specific topic or area of interest such as marketing, financial, business and management. Consulting focuses on problem solving, strategies, action plans, and accomplishing very specific goals. 
A consultant will provide an analysis and some recommendations for the improvement of a certain process such as software selection or workflow design. A consultant is brought in to provide advice and recommendation not to sit on a line and build a product for the client. 
 
A consultant will work with either one individual within an organization or with a group of people within an organization. A consultant will provide a solution for the client, such as exactly which road to take to get somewhere. 
 
If you have any suggestions please contribute or contact me at ( bruce@pmsig.org ). Thanks.
 
Consulting focuses on problem solving, strategies, action plans, and accomplishing that are very specific. The consultant is the expert and brings the knowledge and expertise to the situation that makes the difference in the client's failure or success. Consultants solve the client's present day problems by providing teaching to develop knowledge and expertise. involves services that are provided for a specific topic or area of interest such as marketing, financial, business and management. Consulting focuses on problem solving, strategies, action plans, and accomplishing very specific goals. 
 
A consultant will provide an analysis and some recommendations for the improvement of a certain process such as software selection or workflow design. A consultant is brought in to provide advice and recommendation not to sit on a line and build a product for the client. 
 
A consultant will work with either one individual within an organization or with a group of people within an organization. A consultant will provide a solution for the client, such as exactly which road to take to get somewhere. 
 
Consulting focuses on problem solving, strategies, action plans, and accomplishing that are very specific. The consultant is the expert and brings the knowledge and expertise to the situation that makes the difference in the client's failure or success. Consultants solve the client's present day problems by providing teaching to develop knowledge and expertise.
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A consultant can be from within an organization or from without. An internal consultant can perform many of the same roles. Companies often forget the value of internal consultants.

"A consultant is brought in to provide advice and recommendation not to sit on a line and build a product for the client." I like this statement very much and it is summarizing a consultant function.

As a matter of fact, I am facing this and having difficulty convincing one of my clients that it is not my job to run his day to day business.

Thanks for the definition, I agree with saleh, as I face the same with most clients who expect our role to do their daily business .

A differentiation between Consulting and Doing is where organizations normally do not have clarity

Very interesting and informative article, thanks for sharing

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