This article is to let readers understand few simple strategies to starts up a small business especially for consultation business.
How to start up a consultation business: 5 strategies that you could acquire today
The number of consultants is keep rising. Anyone could be a consultant for their desirable industry, but not everyone could done their job well and providing great solution to peoples.
A businessman is the solution provider for peoples; peoples would get hunger and that’s why restaurants are there to provide foods & beverages to them as the solution. This will be more serious when we talk about consultation because we are the one who provide solutions to business owners to overcoming their problems, so they could provide more or better solutions to peoples.
A consultant is a person who provides advises or guides to help peoples in trouble or showing them the right “road” to go further. There are many types of consultant, and many peoples are using their interests to help others.
Vivian likes to take photos and she has a good skill on taking it, she also know where & when could take a great picture for people to keep in memories. Therefore, she did some researches and make sure she is prepared enough for the business. Then she started up her consultation to help people to keep every great moment for memories with an affordable price. It’s doesn’t have to be wedding but could be any occasion you like. Moreover, she even edits those pictures in video and makes a website for them to see it at anytime & any place.
Before you do anything further, first do some researches on what kind of consultation you’re trying to provide. This research could tell you what are the others doing, are you skilled enough to do the job, what are you going to provide others than your competitors. Researches also could let you to gain more knowledge & advises for what you trying to do.
Some consultations need to have a license especially when you’re dealing with legal & money, so make sure to take the exam and obtain the license. I don’t need a license for my consultation but I need to have educational qualification to gain peoples confidence. Moreover, I have to keep self improve for more knowledge and experience to serve people better.
SSM (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia)
The next step is registering your consultation business as Sole Proprietor with SSM, it is located at KL Sentral. Think about your business name and how long you want to register, there will be examples to show you how to fill up the form; RM30 for using your own name based on IC, RM60 for registering with trade name, plus RM10 for printing. Each payment is per year. Eg: I’m using trade name and I register for two years because I could renew it after two years, so the payment now will be RM130. It’s written there register your business in 1 hour, but surprisingly I only took 30 minutes for registering Budget Guides.
Make a proposal for your consultation
The proposal is to tell your customers what are you providing, how are you provide it, the benefits of choosing your consultation. Besides, the proposal is your guideline for consultation; in case you forgot one or two things.
Create your name card and website (if possible)
The fifth step is creating your own name card for publicity, if you know how to create a website; just a normal viewable website will do, it could help you much in publicity. Because you want to introduce your business to peoples and telling what are you providing. You have done many things till this far and make your dream come true, but it is also the toughest begins. My advise for you; as an entrepreneur, never give up easily when obstacles come upon you.
*In order to provide better services, exploration is important to gain more knowledge than your study field. I’m studied degree in Hospitality, but I know many things beside Hospitality such as E-commerce, creating website, business improvement, business affiliation, strategies development, starting up small business with lower risk & cost, a little bit of psychology.
I know this is quite a long article for a forum site, but the most important is readers could get the ideas of there are many ways of dong things with lower risk & cost, even a youngster like me could do it. This article is written by Budget Guides; www.budgetguides.webstarts.com