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Outsource Yourself from
Your Current Employer
Why Do It:
- It's a good time. Employers are open to any
ideas that can save them money, improve efficiency
or boost bottom line.
- It's a great way to get a consulting business
started. You've got a guaranteed first client.
- Strike while the iron is hot. If the handwriting
is on the wall that changes are coming, take
control of your life.
Factors to Consider:
- This is not for everyone. Consider if you
have an entrepreneur inside of you and you've
got the resources.
- Negotiate with your employer like they are
a client. You're making a business proposition,
not asking for charity.
- Do Your Research: Find others who've done
it. Research how it could save your company
money, improve efficiency, or boost the bottom
line. Figure out what you need to make it work,
then as a rule of thumb add 10-20%.
- Have a Plan: Put a business plan together
for yourself. There's a book called the "One
Page Business Plan." Get a copy. How will
you get more clients, what sort of financing
do you need, where will you work, etc.?
- Make Your Pitch: Put together your pitch
and practice it. Be sure that you're ready for
this and that it's the road you want to take.