Has anyone created own consultancy after years of contracting? Has anyone created own consultancy after years of contracting?
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    Default Has anyone created own consultancy after years of contracting?

    As the title suggests, has anyone here, or do you know of anyone, who has created their own consultancy after a number of years contracting, by connecting with people and organizations?

    I am looking for either success or failure stories here.

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    +1 keen to learn more on this topic & find mentors / other people in the same / similar boat !

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    After years of contracting? No, we're far too rich/zombiefied brained/lazy for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    After years of contracting? No, we're far too rich/zombiefied brained/lazy for that.
    Well...year(s)

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    Yes.

    Now I spend my time reviewing the work of failed contractors.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    Still working on it. This time next year, Rodders.
    How long have you been prepping for?

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    @scooterscot do you work on your own or do you have a team ? Interested in learning about your journey if you would be willing to share / mentor me

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    I work alone. Every tIme I was asked, can you work as part of team my answer is no. I'm just lying to myself otherwise. My answer is the right one and I know that because I came up with it. That's how a consultant thinks. And when you think like that you can convince others with confidence. On occasion I'll sub-contract work out when I'm overworked myself. It is therefore important to maintain a strong network. In fact networking, I spend a day every week just on networking, very important. More than half my work is through networking. Currently all my work is direct, even large US companies. Get to know people, not companies, that'll ensure work comes. Oh and don't burn bridges. In fact do the opposite, build trust. Ask yourself always, would you trust this person / business? If there's even a doubt, move on.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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