Posted on: 30 October 2017

An in-depth guide to starting a management consultancy business

Do you have a passion for problem solving? Are you keen on driving efficiencies in business and eager to be your own boss?

If this sounds like you, then this downloadable consultancy guide could help you when becoming a self-employed consultant.

Setting up on your own can seem like a huge step, that’s why we have broken up this downloadable guide into manageable chunks, allowing you to tick off each step as you set up your consultancy business.

Whether you choose to work online or rent an office, this guide talks through a range of options on how to set up your business and how to promote your services. There are also some valuable tips on deciding your business status, guidance on networking from experienced experts in the field of consultancy and professional advice on getting the right consultants insurance.

So if you’re looking for a flexible career opportunity with minimal start up costs, becoming a management consultant could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Start your self-employed consultancy journey with the help of this downloadable guide.

Premierline help many aspiring consultants arrange their office insurance so you can have peace of mind and focus on getting your business off to a great start.

The business guide covers:

Business status

Something you’ll need to decide relatively early on is your legal trading status.

Qualifications & Accreditations

While management consultants don’t require an official licence to trade, there are courses you can take to improve your chances of being hired.

  • The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI)
  • The Institute of Consulting
  • The award of Certified Management Consultant (CMC)


If you’re working on a shoestring budget, you may need to utilise your industry contacts for your first few sales.

  • Word of mouth
  • Networking
  • Linkedin
  • Public speaking

Getting Paid

Doing your accounts is a distraction from your core business so you should make it as easy and time-efficient as possible.

  • Staying in control of you finances
  • How much does a managments consultant earn?

Setting up office

One thing to consider is where you plan to conduct your business.

  • Co-working spaces
  • Small business incubators
  • Executive office suites


Taking out the right insurance for your management consultancy business is crucial.

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