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Smarter Consulting: How to start up and succeed as an independent consultant by Mike Johnson

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Chapter 4. Planning the successful start-up

 

‘Life is what happens while you are making other plans.’

 
 --John Lennon
 

‘Luck sometimes visits a fool but never sits down with him.’

 
 --German proverb

What not to waste time over

If you ignore the rest of the advice in this book – or you’re in too much of a hurry to start – read this section below NOW! The reason is, what follows is based on the long – and sometimes bitter – experiences of myself and others like me. We started with enthusiasm, a little common sense (which like a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing in the wrong hands), some capital and not much else. We survived, well not all of us, but we learned as we went along. Now it is my great pleasure to pass on what we learned to you. These ...

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