Posts Tagged ‘Consulting Franchise’

What do companies look for from consultants?

New figures from the Chartered Management Institute show that nearly 300,000 managers – almost one in ten – walked away from their jobs in the 12 months to September 2011. The record figure, reported in the National Management Salary Survey 2012, was more than twice as many as the year before. That level of departure is indicative of a disillusioned workforce, and a challenging workplace. At first sight, it seems depressing. But with a coaching hat on, there is a positive spin to be put on this. A significantly high percentage of those leaving will be looking for a career [...]

Posted by johnstein on June 22nd, 2012 under Consulting Franchise, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

How to choose the right training, consultancy or coaching franchise

The latest survey from NatWest and the British Franchise Association paints a healthy picture of the franchise industry. While UK GDP grew less than one per cent in 2011, the franchise industry, it reports, increased economic contribution by eight per cent, with nine out of ten franchises posting a profit over the year. While this is welcome news, the picture is not so clear-cut across all pockets of the franchising sector. The world of training and consultancy The world of training and consultancy in which we operate is going through challenging times. Organisations have cut back and are using fewer [...]

Posted by johnstein on June 15th, 2012 under Consulting Franchise, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

Do you fancy a career as a consultant?

Outside of my role in building the winning formula business, I’m often asked what it’s like to be a self-employed consultant by people thinking of starting out on their own. How do I manage my time, and what do I do when? And how do I decide what to charge? The answer to all three questions is balance. My consultancy role splits into three parts. Delivering workshops, events and supporting clients with leadership coaching takes up half my time. That leaves one quarter for networking, attending shows, business development activities and finding prospective clients, and the final quarter for creativity, [...]

Posted by johnstein on March 2nd, 2012 under Consulting Franchise, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

New Year, new start – looking to jump ship?

Christmas is a fast fading memory, the turkey leftovers are long gone, and already New Year’s resolutions have been broken (if yours have, you’re not alone. Studies show that 25 per cent of resolutions are broken within the first week). But aside from broken promises, January brings a time for self-assessment – and not just the HMRC variety – for many of us. Having had time to dwell on frustrations at lack of prospects, boredom in unfulfilled roles or even an untimely redundancy, it’s small wonder that come January, many of us think it’s time for change. For people looking [...]

Posted by johnstein on January 27th, 2012 under Consulting Franchise, Entrepreneurship, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

Risk-Free Self Employment – an Impossible Dream?

Going it alone in business is not a decision you make overnight. That said, many former senior managers, HR and sales personnel are now passing on their experience and transferable skills as self-employed business consultants. When you’re ready to make the jump into self-employment, a tried-and-tested business model is the best route to success and long-term prosperity. Working on your own isn’t risk-free. But working with someone who’s already ironed out the mistakes can be much more appealing.

Posted by Manager on January 6th, 2012 under Consulting Franchise, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments