Remote IT Support

Independent management consultants often have the need for Information Technology (IT) support, and can struggle with where to turn to find services for independent professionals. We conducted an informal survey among our members to find out who utilizes some sort of remote IT support services (and what they use). While we found that only a […]

Business Coaches for Independent Consultants

A professional business coach can often help an independent consultant take their practice to the next level. There are many coaches who may have some consultants as clients, but the coaches listed here are those who focus exclusively on serving independent consultants and boutique consulting firms. Coaches: Click any name to go directly to that […]

How to Hire a Virtual Assistant

One of the first hires an independent consultant often makes is an assistant. This resource guides you through how to hire a virtual assistant. Benefits of having an assistant Protects your focus: Rather than jumping from task to task or being distracted by smaller administrative items, emails, or phone calls, an assistant to handle these […]

Hiring Your First Employee

As your independent consulting practice grows, you might start thinking about hiring your first employees. Independent consultants typically follow a common path: Stage 1: Starting out doing solo consulting projects Stage 2: Bringing on contractors for projects Stage 3: Hiring employees The typical first hire falls into one of two categories: Client work: An associate […]

Expert Network Directory

Umbrex conducted an exhaustive search to compile this comprehensive Expert Network Directory to serve as a resource for consultants and our private equity and corporate clients. In this resource you’ll find details on more than 170 expert network platforms. Most of these platforms have a similar business model: for a fee, they will connect you with […]

Attorneys & Legal Services

Attorneys for Independent Consultants

This resource provides a directory of attorneys for independent contractors and consultants, along with guidance on the types of legal considerations and counsel that an independent consultant typically needs. If you are aware of attorneys we haven’t listed, or would like to share with us updated information about one of the firms in our directory, […]

Accountants & Bookkeeping Services

Accountants & Bookkeepers for Independent Consultants

This resource provides guidance on working with accountants and bookkeepers for independent consultants, along with a directory of bookkeeping and tax accounting professionals recommended by our members. If you are aware of a company we haven’t listed, or would like to share with us updated information about one of the firms in our directory, please […]

Outsourced PowerPoint Services

Directory of PowerPoint presentation design services and slide production firms for independent management consultants.

Access to PowerPoint presentation design services and slide production firms that can help create professional presentations is something that many independent consultants need. Management consultants at global consulting firms typically have access to an in-house graphics production team that they use to create or edit PowerPoint presentations. In a typical process, a consultant marks up […]