Management Consulting Courses
The course contains the 15 modules shown below.
1. Become a management consultant
Why become a management consultant?
Are you qualified?
Pitfalls and opportunities of self-employment
2. Running a management consulting business – Part 1
An introduction to management consulting
What to consider when establishing your office or workspace
3. Running a management consulting business – Part 2
How to use questionnaires to work with clients
How can you be an advisor, project manager, coach and trainer?
How to help a start up business
How to help a business that is ‘in trouble’
How to help a business that needs to expand
4. Helping clients decide on business strategy
Setting up clear goals
Understanding the current business climate
Making a business/financial plan
Cash flow management
Varying needs of different individuals
5. Improving a client's customer service
The importance of a customer
The cycle of service
Sales versus customer service
Using the cycle of service to boost business
6. Increasing a client's sales
A look at some situations
Topics for expansion
7. Improving a client's market
Your client's niche
The value your client offers that niche
Features versus benefits
Marketing their products
8. Improving your client's finances - Part 1
What to do if you don’t have financial experience
Follow the money
9. Improving your client's finances - Part 2
Using the sales ledger to generate business
Getting control of accounts receivable
10. Solving a client's production, operations or productivity problems
Evaluate how the entire business functions
Five common problem areas
Look for ways to make improvements
11. Developing an owner's leadership and delegation skills
Identification of skills available through associates and colleagues, temporary, part-time and administrative team members.
Six areas to ensure effective communication delegation of tasks.
How to accomplish more in less time through delegation.
Research about the best leaders.
How to effectively delegate different tasks to different types of team members.
Progress reporting and how to ensure delegated tasks remain on schedule and within budget.
12. Improving a client's staff recruitment, retention and development
Defining a job description
Ways to find qualified prospects
The interview process
The offer letter
How to retain qualified employees
13. Speciality consulting – How to help small businesses
Why many small retailers need a business consultant
Three types of retailing prospects you can help
How to get hands-on retailing experience quickly
Where to find advice and ideas from other experts
Questions to ask clients before you give advice
14. Marketing yourself
How to look for work
6 ways to look for clients
Your first meeting
Understanding your client’s needs
15. The advanced management consultant
Types of business
Your business plan
Alternative financial resources
More on finding clients
How to improve your own sales letter
How to keep clients happy
Deciding how much to charge
Letter of agreement
Getting paid - chasing your money
an advisor on