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Instant MBA by Nicholas Bate

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25. Successful consultancy

One of the reasons you may be doing an MBA is to become a consultant, maybe internal, maybe external. Here’s how to start a consultancy which is high-end and successful.

Follow the guidance and you can make it happen: five stages to success.

It doesn’t really matter whether it’s your own business, or whether it’s a department within an organisation. Now, for ease of description, I’ll assume you are starting your own external consultancy. But remember the same thinking essentially applies if you are attempting to turn your HR department into an internal HR consultancy—exactly the same thinking. You should feel confident that you can answer the question ‘If we were to outsource, would we survive?’ with a very positive ...

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