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 of all, 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.

 

But 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: 

  1. Check out this podcast episode, which outlines our 5-step process to launching your impact consulting journey.

  2. Check out this article, which will explain how to develop your consulting business plan (with a free template).

  3. Read this guide on the administrative steps you'll need to take. 

  4. Read our other articles for folks like you in the "startup" phase of your impact consulting journey.

  5. Listen to the Impact Consulting Podcast to get inspired by IC-Hub Members' consulting journeys.

  6. Join the IC-Hub Facebook group to connect with future and existing consultants. 

You can also become an IC-Hub Member and access all our Member benefits by signing up for free in the form at the bottom of this page. 

We do also offer premium workshops for particularly motivated start-up independent social impact solopreneurs. But perhaps we can consider that once we've gotten to know each other a bit better.