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The ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course
(leading to ExpertRating Business Consulting Certification).

Do you have training or knowledge that could be useful to others? Have you ever considered providing consulting services based upon your background? This course is designed to help those who wish to set up a consulting practice get started. You will learn the complete process of starting and operating a consulting practice.

The course will begin with surveys and assessments designed to help you pinpoint the best consulting services to offer. The course then progresses into the business start-up process, including issues such as licensing and legalities. You will then develop a complete business plan for their consulting firm that details finances, pricing policies, contracting, and marketing. The course concludes with a discussion of record-keeping and tax concerns. There will also be an online discussion area where you can exchange valuable business ideas and resources with other students and the instructor. The instructor will keep you updated by citing resources such as books, periodicals, and organizations designed to help small businesses.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be William Flood.

William Flood

About the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course instructor : William Flood is a small business consultant, speaker, and the owner of Horizon Business Services, a small business training firm. He has conducted training seminars for over 15 years, reaching over 35,000 students. Mr. Flood has extensive experience working with home-based businesses in such diverse areas as mail order, consulting, import/export, e-commerce, and real estate investing. A dedicated entrepreneur, he regularly works as a volunteer counselor for the Maryland Small Business Development Center, and was nominated in 1991 for the Small Business Administration's Young Entrepeneur of the Year award. Mr. Flood holds a master's degree from the University of Delaware.

  Start Business Consulting Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course you need Internet Access, e-mail, and a and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

 

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
 

"Exceeded my expectations. Already recommended to others. Great resources. In depth practical information."

"Excellent and very practical course. I'd highly recommend this to any thinking about starting their own consulting business."

"Excellent course! Anyone that is serious about starting a consulting practice can go from an idea to launching a successful practice in six weeks."

"For the price of a decent meal this course provided the tools to start a business that can feed you for the rest of your life."

"Good job and great course."

"Great course. I have more to work with in the development of my consulting"

"I believe this is one of the most outstanding classes I have ever completed and I have taken many of them. The value for the fee is unbeatable!. Excellent organization and knowledge--my congratulations to Bill Flood. And a great thank you for offering such an in-depth class on-line. I look forward to taking more."

"I really enjoyed the course, especially the discussions between classmates and the instructor. The information received as a result of this class has helped me get a great start on my consulting practice."

"Thanks so much; this class was invaluable to me!"

"Thank you Professor Flood for a fascinating business course. My favorite part was that it was designed for the lay person. It did not bog down the student with overbearing chapters and lengthy lessons. It is very direct and to-the-point. I never thought a business course could be so much fun!"

"The course covered a very good range of material, all useful. The instructor/assistant was very good at answering all submitted questions, and did so quickly."

"The course was informative and enjoyable. The part that really helped me was the chapter explaining advertising services and where to look in the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory. Thank you."

"The online classroom is very effective for this type of training. The instructor is excellent."

"This course has been a valuable resource for me and an excellent value. I came into the class skeptical about whether I could manage as a consultant and came out more confident that I probably could do so. The discussion sessions added additional insight for me. The extensive web site links were also very beneficial. This has been a very enriching experience for me."

"This was a very good course for someone who is just pulling together thoughts on starting a consulting practice."

 


Buy the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course

(leading to ExpertRating Business Consulting Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Business Consultant Course (leading to ExpertRating Business Consultant Skills Certification).

     

ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.


 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, it is a member of the TRUSTe and HackerSafe approved.

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ExpertRating Solutions has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance of their strict program requirements ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Courseware which has been developed by experienced Business Managers.

 The ExpertRating Business Consulting Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Business Consulting Program at $129.99.

    

Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course and certification:

 How much does the Business Consulting Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course leading to Business Consulting certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Business Consulting Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Business Consulting Certificate. The Business Consulting Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Business Consulting Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Business Consulting Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Business Consulting Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Business Consulting that you will learn during the Business Consulting Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Courseware that is provided along with the Business Consulting Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry is the fastest growing and one of the highest paying.

The market for consultants is growing by the day and therefore has become a hot option with business owners. There are many benefits attached to the job of a consultant which include deciding your own work hours, being your own boss and making huge profits. However, to make your consulting practice successful you should know how to market yourself to be ahead of the competition. This valuable course will guide you on how to successfully launch your consulting business.

 


 

The ExpertRating Start your Own Consulting Practice Certification course will guide you on how to make your business plan, discuss some marketing strategies and also delve into the area of avoiding legal and ethical mistakes.

ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

In the first lesson, you'll learn about all of the characteristics of running your own consulting business. In the process, you'll have the opportunity to take an entrepreneurial career test that will help you determine if owning a consulting company is a good decision for you. As you study independent consulting, you'll also learn about alternatives that will allow you to offer your consulting services without the issues associated with self-employment. Finally, this lesson will show you how to lay the foundation for success as a consultant.

Friday - Lesson 02

This lesson will turn your attention to the profession of consulting. This lesson will help you recognize the prospects of independent consulting and will introduce you to 20 of the most common consulting fields. The goal is to help you identify the kind of consulting practice you may want to run. Finally, this lesson will introduce you to some successful consultants in various industries so you can see how they started and grew their businesses.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In this lesson, you'll work through a series of exercises designed to help you pinpoint your area of expertise. You'll work with a tool that will help you interpret your skill set and help you choose the type of consulting practice to run. After you work through the exercises, you'll read two case studies about consultants who, after thoroughly assessing their skills and backgrounds, started practices quite different from what they originally envisioned—both financially and personally.

Friday - Lesson 04

In this lesson, you'll begin taking steps toward actually create your consulting firm. You'll learn how to set concrete goals, both short-term and long-term. Once you know how to set goals, you'll learn how to use them in your strategies for attracting clients to your new business. This lesson will apply a simple goal-based analogy of seed planting to get you well on your way to understanding what it takes to get customers.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

In this lesson, you'll take the first steps toward opening your doors. First, you'll learn how to craft a fundamental business plan, and then this lesson will show you how to use a basic planning template to develop the business plan for your individual company. This lesson will begin by creating the conceptual basis and mission of your consulting practice. Then you'll learn how to research the marketplace to both uncover your clients' needs and discern how other consulting practices operate. Finally, you'll work on establishing your pricing structure and determining what specific services you'll offer.

Friday - Lesson 06

You're just about ready for your grand opening! In this lesson, you'll learn about the eight physical steps you'll need to follow to start off right. Each of these steps, completed in sequence, will move you toward opening day. Among these eight steps, you'll examine issues related to licensing, legal construction, naming your business, and even choosing a business card style that will get you noticed.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

This lesson will explore the financial aspects of your company. You'll begin by developing a series of budgets for various stages of your company's growth. First, you'll create a complete start-up budget. Second, you'll forecast your ongoing expenses for one year. Third, you'll estimate your gross income and use the income and expense figures to estimate your potential profit. After developing those financial sheets, you'll learn why you'll need to use contracts and letters of agreement. Finally, you'll learn all about billing, including several options that can reduce collection problems and significantly help your cash flow.

Friday - Lesson 08

Now it's time to go after your first client! This is the first part of a two-part lesson in which you'll learn how to obtain customers. In this lesson, find out how to correctly identify the kinds of customers who want or need your services. You'll learn how to recognize them using two market analysis tools: demographics and psychographics. You'll also learn why you should target your customer base first, and then create advertisements aimed toward those customers.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

In this second marketing installment, you'll learn how to select advertising forms that will best reach your customers. This lesson will explore the four major categories of advertising as well as their subcategories. You'll use a marketing plan worksheet to detail which forms of advertising you'll use to reach each type of client. Then you'll learn about the major difference in strategy between marketing to a consumer clientele and marketing to a commercial clientele. Finally, this lesson will explain the concepts of frequency and response rates and how each will increase your chances of success in securing paying clients.

Friday - Lesson 10

Now it's time to learn about the administration of your business, namely record keeping. In this lesson, you'll learn about the seven basic components that comprise your record keeping system. This lesson will discuss which kinds of records you should keep for management and tax purposes. After you learn which items to record and track, this lesson will explain the calculations you'll need to perform and how to read the financial condition of your company. Finally, this lesson will give you several scenarios to help you practice those computations.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of business tax deductions and how to estimate your business taxes. You'll find out how to identify tax deductions for your business, as well as how to unearth potential tax deductions from your personal affairs that could be related to the business. You'll also learn how to work with your accountant to properly plan for tax time and help minimize your tax obligations. This lesson will conclude by reading two case studies that will help you practice estimating taxes owed.

Friday - Lesson 12

This final lesson will introduce you to dozens of resources that can provide you with assistance as you build your business. You'll learn about government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as local organizations that exist to serve entrepreneurs like you.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Business Consultant Course - $129.99

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