Is IT consulting for you?
Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
Lewis Carroll, spoken by The Red Queen in Through the Looking-Glass,
first published in 1872, Chancellor Press, London, 1982, Ch. 2.
Before you begin to invest too much time and effort, never mind money, in preparing to start your own IT consulting business you need to make a realistic assessment of whether you are likely to be successful in this field ...