Course Title: C- School: How to start a consulting practice
Instructor: Dr. Courtney L. Teague, consultant
Target Audience: The course is designed for individuals who would like to monetize their gift, training, and knowledge that is useful to others.
Prerequisites (courses and/or assessment or tests): The learner must understand the basics of developing goals as well as using the basic functions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Student Course Materials: C-School Workbook by Dr. Courtney L. Teague and
Equipment: Projector for instructor. You should bring your laptop to class.
Course Description: Do you have a gift, a training or knowledge that could be useful to others? Have you ever considered providing consulting services based upon your background? This course is designed to help those who wish to set up a consulting practice get started. You will learn the complete process of starting and operating a consulting practice. The course will begin with surveys and assessments designed to help you pinpoint the best consulting services to offer. The course then progresses into the business start-up process, including issues such as licensing and legalities. You will then develop a complete business plan for your consulting firm that details finances, pricing policies, contracting, and marketing. There will also be an online discussion area where you can exchange valuable business ideas and resources with other students and the instructor. The instructor will keep you updated by citing resources such as books, periodicals, and organizations designed to help small businesses.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Determine if owning a consulting company is a good decision for you
Explore 20 of the most common consulting fields
Analyze case studies
Set concrete short and long term goals
Craft fundamental business plan
Prepare a strategy for attracting clients
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: The methodology for this course includes analyzing case studies, developing a business plan, participating in a question & answer session, and applying experience obtained from real life experiences.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Continuing Education Certificate and CEUs, you must attend 80% of the class sessions, actively participate and complete a course evaluation. In addition, you will present a completed business/action plan.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 24
Number of CEUs to be offered: 2.4
Sorry, this course has been cancelled. Please contact our office to see if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.
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