“Each year, countless professionals leave their corporate jobs to become consultants. But launching a consultancy is a lot harder than you might think.
By: Suzanne McGee
Tim Armitage has done many things in his 19-year consulting career. He’s been an executive at some of the nation’s top firms, spearheading a wide range of projects–from helping Boston University market its combination M.B.A.-Master of Science program to overseeing the development of a website for pop star Britney Spears. Thinking big thoughts was Armitage’s specialty. While other employees were out rustling up business, ‘I had the cachet of being the thought leader,’ he says, ‘the guy who could develop and convey the strategic vision.'”
– Just because you do well in your job does not mean you will do well as an entrepreneur. Plan and plan well. I liked this quote, “”It was a surprise to find we could secure new business based on little more than our reputations,” says Glassman, 33″. Reputation is a key business asset. Make sure you don’t ruin it. -ed.