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Print Business Cards

April 6, 2020 8:48 am Published by While business cards may seem old-fashioned, they make you look more professional when meeting clients.

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Build a Website

March 6, 2020 10:08 am Published by A good website demonstrates your professionalism and credibility. Even if clients don’t find your through your website, they are likely to check it before meeting with you.

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Create Work Samples

March 6, 2020 10:07 am Published by It is more powerful to show rather than to tell. Sanitize samples of your work to create a portfolio you can show clients. If you aren’t allowed to sanitize past work, then hire yourself to, for example, create a strategy document for a public company or an operational improvement diagnostic for the Department of Motor

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Line Up References

March 6, 2020 10:06 am Published by You’re likely to be asked for references so it’s best to have them ready. You can ask satisfied clients if they’d write you a recommendation on LinkedIn, or even provide them a sample letter to start with.

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Build a Proposal Template

March 6, 2020 10:03 am Published by You’re going to be asked to provide prospective clients with a proposal. Using a proposal template will save you time and ensure you cover all the bases.

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Create a Project List

March 6, 2020 9:56 am Published by A project list demonstrates your expertise and helps you respond to inquiries faster. It should list all projects including the situation, what you did, and the impact. Considering maintaining a list for internal use and a sanitized project list you can share with potential clients.

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Invest in Branded Gifts

March 6, 2020 9:51 am Published by Consider investing in branded gifts. Be thoughtful about your swag choices so that they’re something your clients will appreciate and use.

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Create a One-page Overview

March 6, 2020 9:40 am Published by Create a one-page overview of your business to help prospective clients better understand the services your consulting business provides and examples of projects or clients you’ve served.

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Create a Bio Page

March 6, 2020 9:36 am Published by A bio page is a one-page overview, written in a text format rather than a resume format. Clients may ask to see your bio page or want you to provide a bio when they bring you on as a consultant.

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Update Your Traditional Resume

March 6, 2020 9:32 am Published by In addition to your bio page and LinkedIn profile, prospective clients may want to see your work experience in a traditional resume format

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