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How is this site different?

Start My Consulting Business is for people who want to start a successful consulting business and learn how to be a consultant.  Unlike other sites which might give general info on how to become a consultant, I reveal proven tips, tricks, and concrete tasks to get your business off the ground fast and then grow your business sustainably.

My approach is different than traditional, old-school business textbooks. Don’t waste weeks or months planning your business. With targeted planning and research, I show you how to jump-start your business and test it out to make sure it’s profitable before you sink a ton of time and/or money into it. After you’ve tested to make sure you can get paying customers, then you can focus on growing your business using other proven techniques to do things like automate your marketing.

GregWho am I?

My name is Greg Miliates, and before I started independent consulting, I worked for 8 years at a software company doing work that’s similar to my consulting work–only now I get paid a lot more and have much more flexibility.

For years, I had thought about starting a business, but always thought it wasn’t possible, felt overwhelmed about the idea, and didn’t know where to start.

I left my job at the software company for another full-time job (this time, at a non-profit), but at the same time, I also created my s-corp, and made a few calls to former clients and colleagues so I could start consulting independently.  When I received my first check as payment as a freelance consultant, I was hooked.  I’ve been in business since January 2007, self-employed full-time since August 2008, and steadily growing my business even in the midst of the worst recession in the last 70 years.

You can check out an interview I did to hear exactly how I made the switch from employee to consultant so you can learn how to be a consultant.

It’s no understatement to say that starting my own business changed my life.  I make more money than I ever did as an employee, have more flexibility and freedom, and feel empowered to continue to improve my life.  As an employee, I sometimes felt frustrated and stuck, but as a small business owner, I know that I’m able to take charge and make results happen.

One of the best things about starting my own business is that I’m able to teach entrepreneurship to my kids. Now, instead of telling me what they want to be when they grow up, they’re talking about what kind of businesses they want to start. It’s wonderful to see their worldview change and see them be so empowered.

Throughout my career, I’ve always enjoyed teaching and helping others–that’s one of the most gratifying parts of consulting–and that’s why I’ve created Start My Consulting Business.

Thanks for stopping by!

–Greg Miliates

 

Greg Miliates at Four Corners National Monument Getting out of the office
At Four Corners National Monument Getting out of the office

 
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