So, you're a new independent consultant?
Are you in the process of launching as an independent consultant in the international development or social impact space?
Do you want to know the steps to take to ensure as smooth (as possible!) take-off?
Have life circumstances propelled you into a situation where consulting is the only option for you to continue working in your field?
Are you good at your social impact job but don't have experience in the "business end" of being a consultant?
We're here to help.
But first, congratulations! It takes courage to "go independent". Many think about doing it but few achieve it. You've taken one of the hardest steps already.
Now, you're running a business. That may be hard to hear because we know you're passionate about social impact.
In order to make your impact as an independent, you're going to have to start thinking like a business. Hopefully, we'll guide you towards being comfortable thinking in those terms.
We also understand you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed right now. That's normal. We've been exactly where you are now, so we know the steps that you need to take to make the process more effective and manageable.
All good things start with a plan so that you can break down the overwhelm into a more manageable set of actionable steps.
So for starters, we recommend the following: